It’s the season in Tamil cinema for Horror Comedy films, a trend restarted sometime back by KanchanaAranmanai franchises kept alive by Massu and horror flicks like Demonte Colony & Miruthan. It’s the turn of comedian turned hero Santhanam to join the bandwagon with Dhilluku Thuddu. I had low expectations for the film, but it was watchable and a bit enjoyable too.

The film starts on a high note when we are shown an abundant bungalow in a remote hill station, the house having a terrifying history dating back to Mongolian invasion times (the film calls it Tibetian).  A Tibetan monk enters the haunted house through meditation working to get rid of the evil spirit he gets challenged, the scene was certainly terrifying for me. The story then switches gear to the usual love story between a poor boy and a rich girl, opposition from the bride’s father and his plan to get his daughter’s fiancee murdered. For the murder, the venue selected happens to be the haunted bungalow.

A comedy riot follows between the real ghosts and fake ghosts set up by the killers. “Mottai” Rajendran comes as the head of the killer gang, he has delivered an interesting performance which falls between comedy and being a killer. Heroine Shanaya, Karunas and Anandaraj, T.M.Karthik (the scientist from Indru Netru Nalai and villain in Sawaarihave limited roles but have it done adequately.

A brief climax follows where Santhanam, with the Tibetan monk’s help, wins over the evil spirit and all ends well.

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