Cast: Prabhudeva, Tamannaah, Sonu Sood
Rating: 2/5 stars
When you say the film is a horror comedy, you need to show some horror to qualify itself into that genre. Director Vijay’s Tutak Tutak Tutiya has a few comic punches but they are not enough to make it a complete entertainment and the absence of elemental horror is a put off.
Kishan (Prabhudeva) is 30+ working man from Mumbai who wants to marry a modern woman. One day, his grandmother falls seriously ill in Coimbatore. So, Kishan visits her and to complete her last desire to see Kishan getting married, he marries a village women Devi (Tamannaah) and brings her in Mumbai. Kishan despises Devi due to her backward living.
After the marriage, Kishan and Devi shift to a new house which is haunted. An aspiring actress Ruby used to live there but committed suicide. Now, this ghost of Ruby enters into the body of Devi and tries to get a role in superstar Raj Khanna’s (Sonu Sood) film and desires to fulfil her incomplete dream of becoming a successful actress. This is a story of Kishan, Devi and the ghost. Who will win?
Tutak Tutak Tutiya’s script is nothing special. Except the character of Kishan, rest of the characters are ordinarily written. It’s beyond believability how Devi never questions Kishan’s weird behaviour and keeps on doing her daily household job. It’s not as if Kishan is a strict husband. First half of the film is surprisingly pleasant with a good humor from Kishan’s character. But, there is hardly any horror in the script which you would have been excited to experience. As the film progresses to 2nd half, it becomes boring with lengthy film shoot sequences. This is the part where the script should have focused on Kishan and Devi’s relationship. But, it was more inclined towards ghost and Raj Khann’s love affair.
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Vijay starts the film with a typical entertainment type of film. Some silly jokes from Kishan and his sudden marriage and their shifting to a haunted house happens instantly. But, once they settle in, the film is quite fun with good comic punches. I even liked that scene in which Prabhu tries to run from the house but couldn’t as the ghost uses the rotating house concept. That was beautifully done. But, apart from that, there is nothing to be afraid of in the film. There was an excessive involvement of Raj Khanna’s character in the movie. That should have been a guest role. Songs too, were lengthy and they paused the story.
As a director, Vijay should also check the lip syncing of the actors; it was not up to the mark. The core of the film was about making Kishan realize about the care that Devi shows as his wife and there is nothing important about being a modern woman. But, Vijay was more interested in showing Ruby’s high class style and dance and film shooting scenes which divulged the focus. Like I said, the first half is enjoyable but 2nd half disappoints.
Parbhudeva does a good job as Kishan. His comic timing was super and he carries the core of the film. Tamannaah was good in fragments. I actually liked her simple wife character better. As Ruby, she tried to overdo her attitude kind of look. No doubt, she was looking mesmerising. Sonu Sood works fine as a superstar although I would have loved to see a lesser screen time of him.
Tutak Tutak Tutiya is not a bad film. It has good funny moments, especially in the first half but overall, it doesn’t impress much.