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Dhillukku Dhuddu 2 movie review: Worth your money!

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN
Published Feb 11, 2019, 12:51 pm IST
Updated Feb 11, 2019, 12:51 pm IST
Sandy plays to his strength - with funny punches and instant counter dialogues.
Dhillukku Dhuddu 2 poster.
 Dhillukku Dhuddu 2 poster.
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Director: Rambhala

Cast: Santhanam, Shritha Shivadas, Mottai Rajhendran, Urvashi

 

The successful combo of Lollu Sabha Rambhala and actor Santhanam have teamed up once again for the sequel of their earlier horror comedy hit Dhillukku Dhuddu and recreated the magic. Sandy plays to his strength – with funny punches and instant counter dialogues. He is back in full form.

Vellai Viji (Santhanam) is an auto driver who lives with his uncle Mottai (Mottai Rajhendran). The duo is famous in the colony for their late night antics due to their drinking habits. The neighbors want to teach Viji a lesson and they wait for a chance. Then there’s this Maya (Shritha Shivdas), a physiotherapist who has a strange condition. Whoever falls in love with her and proposes to her is attacked by supernatural elements.  Dr. Karthik (TM Karthik), a neighbor of Viji who is affected by Maya by proposing to her hatches a plan to bump off the latter. He manages to make Viji fall for Maya. When Viji starts experiencing eerie things, he decides to go and meet Maya’s dad Garudaraja Bhattathri (Bipin), a popular black magician in Kerala, who is behind this bizarre act with his daughter. However, he takes the help of Chakramadevi (Urvashi), a Kali devotee to obstruct the plans of Garuda. But a twist in the tale reveals several secrets, with the story going through many ghostly and hilarious situations.

It is Santhanam all the way in DD2! Right from the word go, the comedian turned hero proves his mettle in humor and brings the roof down with his hilarious act. His witty one-liners trolling every character including the ghosts are a treat to watch. Rajhendran plays an effective foil to Sandy. The duo’s combination is a big plus to the film. Pretty looking Shritha in a limited scope is adequate.  All others like Bipin, Urvashi, Prashanth Raj, and Sivashankar Master chip in with their comic bits.

The first half is super fun, but the same cannot be said post interval. The story drags a bit and moves in a predictable manner only to pick up pace in the pre climax portions. Despite the last 20 minutes confined to a single location with few characters and ghosts all around, the director still manages to entertain us ultimately. Shabir's BGM is apt, while songs are passable.

It is not that the film is without flaws. The CG work is tacky and the plot is predictable, some of the jokes in distasteful manner (meant for galleries), considering the major pluses, the film is worth your money! Go and enjoy a jolly ride with Santhanam and ghosts.

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