Star Cast: Prabhudheva, Sonu Sood, Tamannaah
What’s Good: A few gags work and are sure to make you laugh. Watching Prabhudeva dance is as always a treat!
What’s Bad: Horror comedy is a great genre to explore but this film limits itself to silly antics.
Loo Break: Sonu Sood’s entry song would be great time.
Watch or Not?: Tutak Tutak Tutiya is the kind of movie one enjoy on TV. This is not a film for which you’d want to spend money in a theater.
Kishan (Prabhudeva) is a 34 year old sales guy whose only dream is to marry a ‘modern’ girl. Hailing from a village in Coimbatore, due to a family emergency when Kishan is called upon back home, his family gets him married to a village belle.
Devi (Tamannah) is the ‘sanskari’ girl who doesn’t ask questions in spite of her husband being embarrassed of her.
Things get fishy when the couple move into a new house where a previous tenant has committed suicide.
Soon, the ghost possess Devi’s body and we later learn that the spirit belongs to a aspiring actress named Ruby.
Ruby plans to use Devi’s body to fulfill her dreams and make it big in the film industry. She makes an impression on Raj Khanna ( Sonu Sood) who is the reigning superstar. The actor signs her for his next film and also falls in love with her.
Amidst all this, Krishna too falls for Devi.
Will Ruby leave Devi’s body after fulfilling her dream? Will Krishna’s love story get a happy ending is what’s left to see.
Tutak Tutak Tutiya Review: Script Analysis
If you had watched the Tutak Tutak Tutiya trailer, you very well know the entire story of the film. Just add that up with a few songs, a few lame ghost humor and bam! there’s your film.
I wonder how writers feel no shame in writing characters such as Krishna who are seeking what they call a ‘modern’ girl. Also, how they very easily portray things like Krishna falling for Devi after he sees her in western wear, doing a lot of skin show to be precise. I’d first recommend these writers to go watch Pink and get rid of any notions that they hold about girls in Saris or villages being vernis and models being ‘modern’.
Supposed to be a funny affair, most of the gags in this film fall pretty much flat. Other than Prabhudeva’s comic timing, nothing seems to work.
There are those stereotypical characters of Murali Sharma playing the cliched Celebrity manager.
The first half of the film is established quite decently with Krishna trying to cope in his loveless marriage and finding out that she has been possessed. The problem arises in the second half when there is the sequence of a film being shot and it is ridiculously boring.
For most of the time, the ghost is busy being an actress so there is hardly any horror humor to say. They could have taken inspiration from Bhootnath to build situational comedy surrounding the character.
Overall, the script is quite a amateur one.
Tutak Tutak Tutiya Review: Star Performance
Prabhudeva is the highlight of this film. His dance and comic timing hold this film together.
Tamannah plays the dual role of Devi and Ruby. As the starlet, she has a resting bitch face. When she transforms into Devi, she is quite toned down and I’d say much better than the other character.
Sonu Sood has produced the film and hence takes the liberty of taking so much screen time for a unnecessary role. His act as the superstar Raj Khanna is anything but interesting.
Suppoting cast including Murali Sharma don’t have much to do.
Esha Gupta and Amy Jackson are seen in special appearances for songs.
Tutak Tutak Tutiya Review: Direction, Music
Popular South director Vijay has directed this film in both Tamil and Hindi.
Personally, I did enjoy the Tamil trailer much more than the Hindi one and it even has a befitting name Devi as opposed to Tutak Tutak Tutiya.
One of the major issue for in this film was the music. Irritating songs keep cropping up in spite of being of no importance for the narrative.
Certain scenes are extremely fun and even have a good vfx back up, such as the one with Krishna trying to run out of the house but the entire setup keeps rotating like he’s running on a treadmill.
A dragged second half bores you out especially if you’re in the theater. Considering this movie does not require your undivided attention, a TV watch will suffice, especially since you can skip the songs.
Tutak Tutak Tutiya Review: The Last Word
Tutak Tutak Tutiya is passable for a theatre watch. It’s entertaining in parts and could make up for a better TV watch! A 2/5 for this.
Tutak Tutak Tutiya Trailer
Tutak Tutak Tutiya releases on 07th Oct, 2016.
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