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TUTAK TUTAK TUTIYA - A surprisingly clean, comic-horror drama that keeps hanging between a below average & watchable film, yet again ruining two old cult Punjabi tracks. (Review By Bobby Sing)

07 Oct, 2016 | Movie Reviews / 2016 Releases / Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / T

When one doesn’t expect anything from a project and still gets a surprisingly decent subject and a couple of fine performances too in an otherwise below average film, then it certainly cannot be considered as a complete disaster at all giving it the deserving credit.
However that still doesn’t allow me to recommend this mixed-genre product for a multiplex viewing to be honest, as such films can actually be enjoyed more on a TV channel, when one doesn’t have to make any extra effort or spend a good amount of money on the tickets along with the expensive food items.
A trilingual released in Hindi, Tamil (as DEVI) and Telugu (as ABHINETRI) simultaneously, TUTAK TUTAK TUTIYA is directed by Vijay (a famed filmmaker from the South) as his debut Hindi film and is also the first film of actor Sonu Sood as a producer.
Thanking JACKIE CHAN in the credits for probably the basic idea of the plot, which also makes you recall movies such as Nargis’s RAAT AUR DIN (1967), NASEEB APNA APNA (1986) and BHOOL BHULAIYA (2007), the film begins on a terrible note wherein the dubbing and language issue crops up in the very first scene introducing Prabhudeva as an employee flirting with a new entrant. The unbearable scenario continues for a good amount of time with Prabhu visiting his hometown to see his ailing grandmother. And the film thankfully gets on the track with Tamanna coming in as Prabhu’s wife and they both returning to Mumbai beginning their new life in a rented or rather haunted house.
So it’s from here onwards that the film reveals its interesting comic-horror theme defying all the logic (declaring the interval). And post intermission it’s all about how Prabhudeva gets forced to manage his wife and the ghost of a struggling film actress together living in the same house.
Sounding good as a basic subject of a film dealing with comedy and horror, the director surely comes up with a few good sequences at times focusing on Tamanna and Prabhu. But overall the team fails to play with the idea in any highly appreciable manner using the interesting cast ensemble (wherein the three leading actors have their own experience in Hindi, Tamil as well as Telugu film industry) shooting the scenes thrice in three different languages.
Completely revolving around Prabhudeva and Tamanna as a couple, TTT manages to find some ground only in its second half (dealing with its actual plot) and till then you just have Prabhudeva trying to act and entertain, especially in its initial 30 minutes. Strangely you don’t see him dancing at all post his opening song which is sure going to disappoint many die-hard fans. But the choreographer turned actor-director surprisingly delivers a much better performance in the latter half displaying his fine comic timing recovering amazingly from a visibly shaky start.
Making a grand entry as a superstar of Bollywood, Sonu Sood is mostly there in the second half of the film but is unable to add anything significant playing a highly clichéd role seen many times before. Moreover when an actor turned producer is more interested in showing his body and six packs in a song instead of focusing on the film, then its surely sends some wrong signals to the team affecting the end result.
In short, TTT majorly gets saved by Tamanna playing her difficult role well using some entertaining voice modulations portraying the contrasting personas. She is much more than a glamour doll in this film moving ahead than her last few ventures. And providing a perfect support is the consistent Murli Sharma as the realistically entertaining star-manager of Sonu.
Technically the film doesn’t offer anything above the routine with the music failing to make any impact whatsoever, yet again rehashing or ruining two (decades old) cult Punjabi tracks as Tutak Tutak Tutiya (originally sung by Malkit Singh) and Saadi Rail Gaddi Aayi (originally sung by Mangal Singh), both from the late 80s.
Taking the hint from these songs, the makers decide to call their film TUTAK TUTAK TUTIYA when neither the title has any meaning nor the film has anything to do with these unusual words. In fact this is yet another strong proof of the truth that how Bollywood repeatedly goes back to PUNJAB again & again for its themes, characters, music and titles too.
Overall this is no doubt a rare, clean, comic-horror film which can simply be recommended for a time pass routine watch on a TV Channel, but not for a theatre viewing for sure involving a big cost.
Rating : 2 / 5

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