Tillu Square Movie Review


2 hour 5 mins   |   Comedy - Drama   |   29-03-2024

Cast - Siddhu Jonnalagadda, Anupama Parameswaran, Neha Shetty, Murli Sharma, Muralidhar Goud, Prince Cecil and others

Director - Mallik Ram

Producer - Naga Vamsi, Sai Soujanya

Banner - Sithara Entertainments

Music - Ram Miryala, Achu Rajamani, Thaman

DJ Tillu emerged as a surprise blockbuster and the ‘Radhika’ dialogues have become so popular giving the star boy Siddhu Jonnalagadda a new fame altogether. Now DJ Tillu’s next part, Tillu Square finally was released in theaters after a long wait. With Anupama Parameswaran adding her glamour to the impeccable timing of Siddhu, Tillu Square is riding on huge expectations. The trailer did not reveal the story and it looks like it has the entertaining comedy yet again. The movie was released in theaters today. Let us see what trouble did Tillu fall into due to Lilly. Here is the review from a US premiere.

What Is It About?

Balagangadhar Tilak aka Tillu (Siddhu Jonnalagadda) becomes a event planner from just being a DJ. Tillu bumps into Lilly (Anupama Parameswaran) at a party and falls for her and she too loves him. With a twist in the events, Tillu’s life turns upside down because of the murder on his birthday the previous year. Who is Lilly? Why is she after him? Tillu Square answers these questions.


Siddhu Jonnalagadda nailed the performance as Tillu yet again. His one-liners are flawless and his dialogue timing always worked. From dialogues to dances, expressions to attire, Siddhu Jonnalagadda is very impressive as DJ Tillu.

Anupama Parameswaran’s magic has become an added advantage. Anupama Parameswaran’s glamor treat, kisses, and performance give a tough fight to Siddhu’s show. Though her role is not fair and square, she definitely made Tillu Square more attractive.

Neha Shetty stole the show with her brief yet stunning appearance. of course as Radhika. She looked gorgeous and the episode with her on screen is superb.

Murli Sharma, Muralidhar Goud, Prince, and others did their respective roles well.


Tillu Square is a mere extension of DJ Tillu. The plot it thin and very simple, but it is driven by Siddhu’s one-liners and Anupama’s appearance to make it entertaining. The cinematography is good and so are the production values. The screenplay is alright.

The run time of around 120 minutes is an asset for Tillu Square. All the songs including the remix of DJ Tillu title song were good. The good part is they were already chartbusters and enjoyable visually also.

Thumbs Up

Siddhu Jonnalagadda
Siddhu’s One-liners
Anupama’s Magic

Thumbs Down

Weak Plot
Repeated scenes
Too many references from the First part


A sequel is always compared to the successful previous part and it is the toughest task to surpass its craze. Tillu Square team knows that game and played it well so as to match the entertainment of DJ Tillu but not to surpass it. Understanding the ground reality worked and Tillu delivered another entertainer.

Tillu Square is just another episode of Tillu’s life, where the past and present put him back in trouble. The first half is mostly entertaining with most of it running with a lot of references from the first part. Anupama Parameswaran’s kisses and the pair’s romance worked well. Anupama’s transformation is sure to become a shock to all. A few dialogues like Maida pindi and others brought the house down. As expected Siddhu’s dialogues and his performance managed to keep the first half engaged.

The second half gets us into the actual plot with a few twists and turns in Tillu’s tale. Though the narrative gets into action mode, the Tillu character maintains that humor with his timing. Many ‘Radhika’ dialogues from Tillu in the second half worked hilariously. It was fireworks when the OG Radhika entered the scenes and that whole episode came out extraordinarily.

The crisp run time of two hours, Siddhu’s one-liners, Anupama’s glamor magic, and Neha Shetty’s re-entry shielded Tillu Square from derailing due to the wafer-thin plot. For those who have watched DJ Tillu many times, the dialogues appear a bit repeated, but Tillu Square is equally entertaining. The only factor that is not very satisfying is the climax. Though Tillu justified the happenings, the ending appeared abrupt.

Overall, Tillu Square entertains, engages, and makes you laugh. Tillu Square had the threat from DJ Tillu in the form of comparison, but the director cleverly used the first part’s story and cashed in its hype to make Tillu Square enjoyable.

Bottomline: The Ride Gets Wilder & Funnier

Rating: 3/5