Money & Honey
Dhillukku Dhuddu 2
While his mass masala entertainers bombed and disappointed him, comedy never let Santhanam down. Understanding this perhaps, the comedian-turned-hero is back with a bang in ‘Dhilluku Dhuddu-2’, directed by Rambhala.
The film, an eerie-comedy, tickles the funny bone of the audience right from the word go and the laugh ride concludes only in the climax, though there are many ups and some downs.
Viji (Santhanam) is an auto driver in Chennai. He lives with his uncle (Rajendran). Both give sleepless nights to their neighbours, thanks to their drinking habits and late night atrocities.
A doctor named Karthik (T M Karthik) is a neighbour of them and he is in search of ways to get rid of Viji. He comes across his subordinate Maya (Shritha), a beautiful young woman from Kerala.
Karthik realises that whoever falls in love with Maya gets attacked by a strange power. Sensing an opportunity to achieve his mission, he makes Viji to fall for her.
Soon, Viji and Maya start seeing each other and to get the consent of her family led by her father Garudaraja Pattathari (Bipin), a black magician, Viji goes to Kerala.
The place is not just superstitions, but ghostly presence rules the roost. There, Viji also learns the reason behind Maya’s condition and some secrets. Has he emerged victorious in his love or not forms the rest of Dhillu Dhuddu-2.
Santhanam is in superb-form and it’s a delight to watch him doing comedy. But romance is still a minus point for him. Rajendran proves his might once again with terrific body language and dialogue delivery.
Urvashi, Bipin, Shritha and Karthik are adequate. Technically, the CG works are not up to the mark. Also, the screenplay falls post the interval and gains momentum only before the climax. But, despite these cons, pros are in large number in ‘Dhilluku Dhuddu 2’ which gives worth to the money we spend on it.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5