‘Tillu Square’ review: Reaches the hype of its predecessor

The highly anticipated sequel, "Tillu Square," follows the unexpected success of "DJ Tillu." Starring Siddhu Jonnalagadda and Anupama Parameswaran, the film promises entertaining comedy. Released in theaters today, fans eagerly await to see what misadventures Tillu encounters, particularly due to Lilly, as hinted by the trailer. Let’s see how it fares at box-office


In "Tillu Square," Siddhu Jonnalagadda portrays Balagangadhar Tilak, known as Tillu, who shifts from being a DJ to an event planner. His life takes a dramatic turn when he meets Lilly, played by Anupama Parameswaran, at a party. As their romance blossoms, Tillu finds himself entangled in a web of mystery and danger due to a past murder on his birthday.

The film explores the complexities of Tillu's relationship with Lilly and delves into the secrets behind her intentions, adding suspense and intrigue to the storyline.


Siddhu Jonnalagadda once again impresses audiences with his portrayal of Tillu in "Tillu Square." His flawless delivery of one-liners and impeccable timing elevate his performance to new heights, showcasing his versatility as an actor. Whether it's dialogue delivery, dance sequences, or emotional expressions, Siddhu embodies the essence of DJ Tillu with finesse.

Anupama Parameswaran adds to the film's allure with her captivating presence and stellar performance. Her charm, romantic chemistry with Siddhu, and nuanced portrayal of her character contribute significantly to the movie's appeal, making "Tillu Square" a delightful watch for audiences. Neha Shetty's brief yet impactful appearance as Radhika leaves a lasting impression, with her stunning on-screen presence stealing the spotlight. Furthermore, Murli Sharma, Muralidhar Goud, Prince, and the rest of the cast deliver commendable performances, adding depth and authenticity to their respective roles and enriching the overall cinematic experience of "Tillu Square."


"Tillu Square" serves as a natural continuation of DJ Tillu's narrative, relying heavily on Siddhu's witty one-liners and Anupama's charm to sustain its entertainment quotient. While the plot may be simplistic, the film benefits from commendable cinematography and production values, enhancing the visual experience. Although the screenplay is serviceable, the runtime of approximately 120 minutes proves to be an asset, ensuring a concise and engaging viewing experience. Additionally, the inclusion of popular songs, including the remix of the DJ Tillu title track, adds to the film's appeal, further complemented by their visual presentation. Overall, while "Tillu Square" may lack depth in its storyline, its focus on entertainment coupled with strong technical elements makes it an enjoyable watch for audiences.


"Tillu Square" adeptly navigates the challenge of living up to its predecessor's success without attempting to overshadow it. The film seamlessly integrates elements from "DJ Tillu" while maintaining its own identity, delivering another entertaining chapter in Tillu's life. The first half thrives on nostalgic references and Anupama Parameswaran's charismatic presence, alongside Siddhu's impeccable comedic timing and dialogues.

As the plot unfolds in the second half, Tillu finds himself embroiled in new predicaments, balancing humor with engaging storytelling. Notably, the resurgence of iconic 'Radhika' dialogues adds to the hilarity, especially with Neha Shetty's re-entry. Despite a thin plot, the film's crisp runtime, stellar performances, and witty dialogue keep audiences captivated. However, the climax feels somewhat abrupt, although Tillu's justification for the events remains satisfactory.

Overall, "Tillu Square" successfully entertains and engages viewers, leveraging the hype of its predecessor while carving out its own niche in the comedy genre.