Directed by Vimal Krishna, the film is co-written by the lead actor Siddhu Jonnalagadda himself
Last Updated: 01.43 AM, Feb 28, 2022
DJ Tillu, the crime comedy starring Siddhu Jonnalagadda, Neha Shetty and Prince Cecil, was one of the major surprise hits of 2022. The film helmed by Vimal Krishna was bankrolled by Suryadevara Naga Vamsi under Sithara Entertainments. Pragathi Suresh, Brahmaji, Narra Srinivas and others essayed supporting roles in the film that had music by Ram Miriyala, Sri Charan Pakala and S Thaman (background score). After ensuring profits to most stakeholders, DJ Tillu is getting ready for an OTT premiere on aha on March 4.
The film revolves around Bala Gangadhar Tilak a.k.a Tillu, an irresponsible youngster, who has largely non-happening career as a DJ. His parents are tired of lecturing about his life and more or less give up on him. Tillu meets a singer Radhika at a bar and is bowled over by her performance. Sparks fly between the two but there's a mysterious side to Radhika's life that Tillu is not quite aware of. All hell breaks loose when Tillu is at Radhika's residence on his birthday.
Sai Prakash Ummadisingu has cranked the camera for DJ Tillu while Navin Nooli has handled the edits. DJ Tillu, the story, was penned by Vimal Krishna and Siddhu during the first wave of the pandemic in an attempt to come up with a no-holds-barred entertainer and a character that would take audiences on a hilarious ride. After wrapping its principal shoot, the film underwent some changes going by suggestions put forward by filmmaker Trivikram.
The film's OTT premiere is another example to suggest that the window between theatrical releases and OTT premieres is lessening by the day. While a minimum four week-gap seems to be the norm for films featuring mainstream stars, audiences in most cases are getting to see small-budget films on small screens within 2-3 weeks of release. Though many feel this trend may not augur well for theatre owners, this is how producers are playing a safe bet in terms of their economics.