‘DJ Tillu’ film evaluation: Siddhu steals the present on this outlandish comedian caper


Director Vimal Krishna helms a laughter riot populated with quirky, morally ambiguous characters

Director Vimal Krishna helms a laughter riot populated with quirky, morally ambiguous characters

DJ Tillu takes a contemporary have a look at the concept of a ‘mass’ movie. There’s a well-known formulation by which movies concentrating on a big part of the viewers, termed as ‘mass’ in Telugu movie parlance, play out. However then, women and men that make up our cities don’t match right into a pre-ascertained mould. If 2021’s smash hit Jathi Ratnalu dipped into the flavour of Jogipet on the outskirts of Hyderabad, DJ Tillu builds a enjoyable experience centred on a wastrel from Malkajgiri in Secunderabad. Director Vimal Krishna, who shares the writing credit with the lead actor Siddhu Jonnalagadda, ensures that the narrative is filled with madcap enjoyable moments.

We get an concept of who Tillu is correct initially when his distraught father feedback that his son is safer within the hospital, in coma, than on the streets. Named and raised as Bal Gangadhar Tilak, the son later calls himself Tillu, sports activities vibrant clothes and struts round claiming to be a DJ. He’s an entitled brat who doesn’t really feel responsible for squandering his father’s cash however talks about wanting his ‘skilled area’ when his dad and mom are company on the similar occasion the place he’s on the flip desk. Beneath all that self-created hype are small-time DJing alternatives that don’t even afford Tillu a haircut in a complicated salon; he tries in useless to make the hairstylist on the neighbourhood salon perceive streaks and highlights. 

When this wastrel, who thinks he’s avenue sensible, falls in love with Radhika (Neha Shetty), nothing stays the identical. Radhika is designed as a morally ambiguous character whose strikes evoke mistrust not simply in Tillu, but in addition us, the viewers. Is she a sufferer of liaisons that went mistaken, an opportunist, or a mixture of each? There’s a useless physique alongside the way in which and issues get more and more messy. Tillu is torn between his love for Radhika and determined to wriggle out of the state of affairs. 

The primary hour is a riot anarrated with sharp humour and Tillu getting the most effective strains. It practically turns into a one-man present as Siddhu offers it his all to play the eccentric character, proudly owning the swag. Additionally it is a bodily demanding character, the place his physique language provides to the enjoyable. He does this with no inhibition, unafraid to look foolish in a number of locations. 

Nothing Tillu says or does is there only for enjoyable. The dance he does in entrance of an condominium complicated and informal conversations in scenes that appear to be randomly positioned at first, all come in useful to push the story ahead. 

When Radhika tells him to cease her by means of the compass of morality, she is chatting with all these watching the movie. The narrative, whereas exhibiting how glamorous ladies are seen as objects of lust, neither judges her nor offers her a clear chit. Neha Shetty pulls off this complicated character effectively.

Accentuating Tillu’s madcap world is Sricharan Pakala and Thaman’s vibrant music, cinematographer Saiprakash Ummadisingu’s virtually psychedelic visible canvas and Avinash Kolla’s manufacturing design. Among the many supporting solid, Brahmaji and Prince Cecil make an impression. A number of others like Kireeti and Pragati get their moments.

The enjoyable wears off within the later parts. It’s simple to see by means of the smokescreen of a pivotal character and the turnaround doesn’t come throughout as a shock. Just a few questions are additionally left answered. Nevertheless, the movie redeems itself to an extent. 

After Jathi Ratnalu, DJ Tillu is likely to be one other movie during which the enjoyable quotient works higher with collective viewing within the theatres. Tillu’s story isn’t over, but. The stage is about for a sequel.

DJ Tillu

Solid: Siddhu Jonnalagadda, Neha Shetty

Course: Vimal Krishna

Music: Sricharan Pakala

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