Dagaalty: Tests our patience
From a successful comedian, Santhanam took a gamble to turn a hero. Interestingly, the journey has been a bumpy one for Santhanam. Expectations soared high after his recent release A1, which managed a decent show at the box office. Now comes Dagaalty. But sadly it fizzles out to be a no-brainer. And Dagaalty tests our patience in most places. In a nutshell, the movie is about a conman, who tries to save an innocent girl from a rich ‘womanizer’ after realizing that he has fallen for her. The plot is wafer-thin and the execution leaves one to squirm in their seats. The movie boasts of Radharavi, Yogi Babu, MS Baskar and Tarun Arora besides newcomer Rittika Sen.
Release Date – 31 January 2020
Genre – rom-com
Cast – Santhanam, Rittika Sen, Tarun Arora, Radha Ravi, Yogi Babu, Santhana Bharathi, Brahmanandhan
Music – Vijay Narain
Cinematography – Deepak Kumar Pathy
Editing – T S Suresh
Written & Directed by – Vijay Anand
Run Time – 2 hours 30 minutes
* Santhanam’s comedy & dialogue delivery
* Yogi Babu’s one-liners though he appears in a cameo
* Scenes involving Brahmanandham and Yogi Babu towards the climax
The movie is a rom-com. And there is Santhanam holding it with his screen presence. Sadly his character is badly-written leaving him limited scope. And the heroine plays the extended version of what Laila managed on screen.
Technically it is a decent show. Deepak Kumar’s camera is okayish while songs are a big break. The length is a hurdle. With such a battery of comedy stars, Dagaalty could have been made more entertaining.