Dikkiloona Movie Review
A fun time-pass entertainer for the family!
Story & Narration
Technical Aspects & Music
Santhanam’s films off late have adhered themselves into a genre, where the jokes keep coming and the audiences are expecting to be laughing. His latest film in Dikkiloona uses the interesting time travel concept and delivers a fun outing that is not consistent but is definitely worth a watch. The film has a lot of things going for it topped by Santhanam’s superb comfort level in the comic sequences.
Dikkiloona has Mani, a man working at the Electricity Board, come across a time machine. Mani was a hockey player who was on the verge of playing for the country, but things didn’t go his way. With the time machine in hand, Mani takes the decision of changing a few things in his life, only to discover that the decision he made is going to make things worse.
The first half of the film strolls along with Santhanam’s wisecracks in full flow, and the introduction of all the characters. The film then moves into a bit of a serious mode, as we learn more about the character’s past relationships and the other things around him. The second half is billed as a laugh riot with a little bit of emotional turns as well, and that is done pretty neatly except for the intrusion of a few unwanted characters.
Santhanam does a pretty good job in the multiple roles that he gets to play, and it is a nice changeover to see him playing a classy character instead of the local ones.
Anagha’s acting is very good and she does impress, but Shirin Kanchwala does not have many good things to take home. The cast has other names such as Yogi Babu, Anand Raaj, Munishkanth and other comic constants who help the laughs come together.
Yuvan Shankar Raja’s music is disappointing to say the least, with only one song working out well. The cinematography by Arvi is neat, but there is nothing great to deal with here.
On the whole, Dikkiloona works well as a fun-filled entertainer which you can watch without complaining about the dull parts. Santhanam takes the onus on himself and does his part well, making it a watchable film on the whole. Dikkiloona Movie Review by Siddarth Srinivas