Tamil Movie Review

Dagaalty Movie Review

Critics Rating: 2.5 / 5

Comedy cocktail


Vijay Samrat (Tarun Arora) is a Mumbai-based multi-billionaire. He gives an assignment to his henchmen across the country- to find out a girl with the help of her sketches.

He says he is ready to shell out Rs 10 crore for the ‘mission’. Even as his goons search for her all over India, the task is also given to Guru (Santhanam) through Bhai (Radha Ravi), a local don.

Guru finds her- Malli (Rittika Sen)- in Thiruchendur. Since she is an aspiring filmmaker and innocent, he promises to make her a director in Bollywood and takes her to Mumbai.

However, only after handing her over to Samrat, Guru realises his mistake and regrets about it. He now decides to save Malli from Samrat with the help of his friends.


Santhanam, who is having a good run as hero thanks to Dhilluku Dhuddu series and A1, faces a setback in Dagaalty. Though the basic idea looks nice on paper, the way it has been executed is hardly interesting.

Though Santhanam delivers his typical one-liners and funny performance, the script lets him down bigtime. Rittika Sen’s character is an extension of ‘loosu ponnu’ roles we had seen in many movies.

Radha Ravi is okay, while Tarun Arora has got nothing much to do. Yogi Babu and Brahmanandam try to tickle our funny bone to an extent.

The highlights of the movie are Santhanam’s performance, his chemistry with Yogi Babu and cinematography. The negative points are uninspiring screenplay, two songs and cliches.