Claps: Prabhudheva's comic timing, an element of suspense in the first half
Slaps: Lackluster songs, a ridiculous climax
What's New: A ghost who signs contracts, is obsessed with lipsticks and has starry ambitions.
Popcorn Refill: Interval
Plot: Krishna Kumar (Prabhudheva), is an executive working in Mumbai whose only dream is to get hitched to a modern, English speaking girl. Time to throw in a dance number for our hero to flaunt his signature dance moves and a Bollywood actress to make a cameo appearance. Later Krishna's life takes an unexpected twist one day when he receives a call from his hometown Coimbatore informing him that his grandma is on her death bed and her last wish is to see her grandson's marriage.
There in Coimbatore, circumstances lead him to tie the knot with a simple village belle Devi (Tamannaah Bhatia). The newly married couple shift back to Mumbai and rent an apartment. Krishna is quite reluctant to accept Devi as his wife and tries several ways to send her back to the village. However he is unaware of the fact that their house is haunted by the ghost of a starlet named Ruby who committed suicide years ago. Soon Ruby possesses Devi's body and blackmails Krishna to allow her to use his wife's body to achieve her unfulfilled dreams of stardom in showbiz. Amidst all this 'Tutiyapa' there is superstar Raj Khanna (Sonu Sood) who too is head over heels in love with Devi/Ruby.
Will the spirit succeed in her mission? Will Ruby/Devi choose Raj over Krishna? The rest of the film has an answer to that!
Performances: When you have Prabhudheva on screen, one thing is for sure that he will give you plenty of moments to be awe-struck with his impressive dance moves. Oh boy, he still dances like he's got no bones! Top it up with his amazing comic-timing and voila, you get a heart-felt performance. If you keep aside his struggle to brush off his accent, 'Tutak Tutak Tutiya' belongs to this man's sincere act.
Tamannaah Bhatia's coy act as Devi is all about being meek to her husband and serve him coffee and food when he is hungry. Her other avatar as Ruby gets to do what 'heroines' are supposed to do- wear glamorous clothes and dance. Well, that's exactly what you see her doing in this horror-comedy. Barring a scene or few, she hasn't got her moments to showcase her acting skills.
Sonu Sood's Raj is the weakest link to the story. Apart from flaunting his well-chiseled abs in his introductory song and bashing up people to impress his love, he bores you to the core. There are several instances in the film where you will find him with a Shah Rukh Khan hangover? Did I say the makers even named his character Raj? One question to you Sir, was this your tribute to your good friend SRK? And yes, Farah Khan's there too in the film! The story track featuring him and Tamannaah is tiresome and repetitive.
The rest of the cast put up a good show.
About the film: It is said that the trailers are the first impression of films. Having said that if you have seen the first glimpse of 'Tutak Tutak Tutiya', you would not go to watch this film expecting some intellectual stuff in return. Yes, the film serves what it shows. There are a couple of funny gags that do make you laugh. There's even some hint of suspense and mystery. But sadly, these elements do not last for long and the film wraps up in one of the most disappointing ways leaving you unsatiated despite bouts of guilty pleasure. 'Tutak Tutak Tutiya' too falls prey to the curse of the second half. A.L Vijay fails to explore the genre of horror comedy and instead gives you a watered down narrative.
The film is a big let down in the music department. Manush Nandan's cinematography goes well with the film. However the run-time could have been snipped down.
Combo-on-offer: Few laughs and scares+ A hint of romance
Verdict: We give 'Tutak Tutak Tutiya' SLAPS for failing to keep us engaged. Yes, it does give you few occasional laughs and passes off as a popcorn entertainer. Worth the hype then? We think so not! Watch it instead when it airs on TV! 'Jaise har sikke ke do pahlu hote hain...Ussi tarah har kahani badi banti hai...Ek jabardast Twist se'! We wished the makers had stayed true to their words!