Tutak Tutak Tutiya Movie Review

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Vishal Verma By Vishal Verma | 18 Mar 2017 15:43:39.4570000 IST

TUTAK TUTAK TUTIYA is a comic horror film co-produced by actor Sonu Sood (Hindi version) and Parbhu Deva (Tamil version) and one expects some groovy rhythmic stuff from a host of music directors and lyricists listed above.


Rail Gaddi', one of the most iconic and celebration 'bhangra' dance songs played and danced on, in almost all Punjabi weddings ( by Mangal Singh and Chirag Pehchan) , is restyled and refurbished into a club dance number by Gurinder Seagal. Sung by Swati Sharma and Navraj Hans, the song should appeal to the youth, although, recently Malaamaal from HOUSEFULL 3 too was inspired from this iconic number.

Sajid-Wajid come up with Chal Maar, a rhythmic 'tapori' style number with a raw 'desi' touch and Hindustani musical arrangements should make for a good translation on screen. Irfan Kamal's lyrics are quite unique and interesting.

Tutak Tutak Tutiya one of the fastest selling and most successful 'bhangra' song of all times by renowned and iconic Punjabi singer, Malkit Singh, finds base for the title track . It has been refurbished by Raj Ashu and lyricist Shabbir Ahmed into quite a totally different kind of song, in keeping with today's time. Kanika Kapoor joins Malkit Singh here and Sonu renders four rap lines towards the end.

Another Punjabi 'bhangra' pop dance number, I Love The Way You Dance by MusicMG (Milind Gaba) rendered by Milind Gaba, Jazzy B and Sonu Sood will surely be another song that one looks forward to witnessing on screen with Prabhu Deva at helm of affairs.

Vishal Mishra's Chalte Chalte ushers in the romantic mood with Arijit Singh in his elements and soft guitar riffs and lovely chorals paint a lovely picture, albeit a fresher tune to accompany it would have been welcome.

Shivranjani Singh renders dance number Suku Suku, composed by Sajid-Wajid which is quite retro in its arrangements with disco beats and contemporary rap and introduces the female lead comparing her to Bollywood queen Sridevi.

Lovely harmonica and piano commences soft, soothing philosophical, inspirational song, Ranga Re (Vishal Mishra) which sees 'surily' Shreya Ghoshal after a while and its indeed a pleasure to hear the neo- nightingale render the lovely track. The song though has a striking resemblance to Khuda Jaane (BACHNA AYE HASEENO) in parts.

Summing up, the audio of TUTAK TUTAK TUTIYA has quite a few restyled and refurbished numbers which would appeal to an extent, but won't help matters much in the long term, as they do not carry any repeat value.

Our picks are naturally (for nostalgia sake!), Rail Gaddi and the title track. But if the makers are hoping for the movie to be another BHOOL BHULAIYAA, then it's a tough task if we keep in mind the chartbusting audio of the Priyadarshan directed comedy horror drama.

Music Review Rating Chart :-
Excellent - 4.5 & above
Very Good - 4
Good - 3.5
Average/Passable - 3
Pathetic - 2.5 & below

Actor Sonu Sood's debut as a producer with TUTAK TUTAK TUTIYA is a simple harmless fun.

At times when Bollywood spooky affairs turn unintentionally spoofy, this ghost comedy by award winning director from south - Vijay (DEVIA THIRUMAGAL, THALAIVAA), starring Prabhudeva, Tamannah Bhatia and Sonu Sood comes with a single point agenda to tickle our funny bones and does the needful and of course Prabhudeva's 'paisa vasool' dance moves are there as a bonus.


It's not everyone's cup of tea to seriously turn ghost into laughter. Satish Kaushik's GANG OF GHOSTS (2014) tried to be funny but failed.

Vijay's TUTAK TUTAK TUTIYA possess fair bit of spooky sense of snarky fun and happily weds itself with the rom com feel though its illogical and lacks any wisdom or cinematic layers or depth for that matter to provide fodders for the thinking, serious and concern audience.

The trilingual in Hindi, Tamil (DEVI) and Telugu (ABHINETRI) also has Prabhudeva as its producer in the Tamil version. A. L. Vijay and Paul Aaron pen this story of a middle aged Krishna (Prabhudheva) from a village in Coimbatore who lives in Mumbai and desires to marry a modern wife.

Whenever he sees a stylish urban chick, he flaunts his bio data which without any shame records his rejections with recent updates (its 34 till now).

Unavoidable circumstances forced Krishna to marry Devi (Tamannaah), Devi comes to Mumbai with Krishna but gets snubbed and ignored. One day during a Bollywood event sponsored by Krishna's company, an all together different side of Devi shocks Krishna. The shy simple village belly turns ultra modern and dances like a professional catching the eye of superstar Raj Khanna (Sonu Sood).

Unable to find out the reason behind Devi's split personality syndrome, Krishna is in shock. After a couple of hilarious encounters it gets clear that Devi is possessed by Ruby - a struggling model/actress who uses to dwell in that apartment where Krishna is currently staying. Ruby has committed suicide out of sheer frustration and depression for being unsuccessful in making her mark in the world of glamour.

Things take humorous turns when superstar Raj Khanna falls head over heels in love with Ruby.

The screenplay is simple and doesn't go overboard and loud. Has its share of buffoonery but its harmless fun with good punches and breezy flow.

Vijay's narration is simple and to the point targeted at the gallery. Prabhudeva as Krishna excels and he entertains throughout with his act and dance moves. Tamannaah is fantastic and gives the film the life it wants.

Sonu Sood is competent in his role. Murli Sharma entertains. Chintan Gandhi dialogues are good.

On the flipside, the Hindi dubbing is flawed at places and is visible. The climax seems to be hurried and the reason for Ruby leaving Devi is not entirely convincing. The movie offers nothing to the thinking hats.

Technicalities are decent and the title track is peppy.

All said and done TUTAK TUTAK TUTIYA embarrasses the rom com genre with its ghostly spoofy hands that entertains and delivers the laughs. We have seen hilarious incidents surrounding ghost in Bollywod, WELCOME BACK graveyard episode still brings the laughs. TUTAK TUTAK TUTIYA is a rare comedy on ghost; hope we get such ghost laughter's more in future.

Rating 3/5

Movie Cast & Crew
  • Actor: Prabhudheva, Sonu Sood and Tamannaah Bhatia
  • Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed, Millind Gaba (MG), Irfan Kamal, Manoj Yadav
  • Director: A.L.Vijay
  • Music Director: Raaj Aashoo, Millind Gaba (MG), Sajid Ali, Wajid Ali, Vishal Mishra and Gurinder Seagal
  • Release Date : 07 Oct 2016