D J Tillu (Telugu, Aha)
Rating: * ½
D J Tillu Review: This is probably the stupidest trying-to-act-smart film of the decade.After a fairly successful innings in theatres it is now streaming on Aha which is sad. A comedy so stilted and desensitized it will put you off ‘young’ comedies for at least the next ten years, D J Tillu belongs in the trashcan .
The , ha ha,comedy centres on a hero who thinks he is cool, funny and likeable but is actually curly haired imbecilic and unpleasant . I am not too sure of how much blame should be placed on leading man Siddhu Jonnalagadda’s shoulders for the mindless mess that masquerades as ‘young’ entertainment here.Siddhu has also co-written the plot. He thinks he is amusing. But the eggheads behind this brainless burlesque should know there is difference between young and retarded.
The borderline retard-hero spends all his time annoying his father and chasing “hot” chicks(junior artistes) in clubs bars and other dens of pleasure until he finally meets his match in Radhika(played by the charmless Neha Shetty). What follows is the scriptrwriters’ outpouring of dementia which they would like us to think to be an edgy comedy.
Little do they know.
In truth, the only thing funny about our hero Tillu and his kooky adventures in blunderland is that they put us firmly at repose in slumberland. Dull and disorienting DJ Tillu seems like a nerve-numbing joyride after smoking pot. The actors are all in the mood for jocular jabs at a satire that simply tires the hell out of us , as everyone goes from one level of witless hijinks to another.
‘Tillu’ Siddhu Jonnalagadda tries so hard to be funny and cool it is heartbreaking to inform him that he is an absolute non-happening protagonist who comes across with as much charm as a singer who has forgotten the lyrics and is just mouthing gibberish to keep the tune going.
On the plus side…okay, I am just trying to find one kind thing to say about this humour-less comedy… the pacing is so breakbeck that it doesn’t really give you any respite to get angry at the suffering being inflicted on our frayed nerves.
Jonnalagadda as Tilu is monstrously awful.His screen presence is shallow shadowy and showy and his comic timing sucks. The less said about the supporting cast the better. Suffice it to say that these actors must have decided to stay home with their families on premiere night to watch Pushpa on the streaming platform.