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Saturday, February 4SOCIAL MEDIA


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

Cast – SanthanamRittika Sen, Tarun AroraRadha Ravi, Yogi BabuSanthana BharathiBrahmanandhan
Music – Vijay Narain
Cinematography – Deepak Kumar Pathy
Editing – T S Suresh
Written & Directed by –  Vijay Anand

Run Time – 2 hours 30 minutes

What’s Best

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.

SCORE:  [rating=2.5]