The movie is an excellent watch if you go without much expectations and if you forget the fact that it is Aashiq Abu movie. Salt N Pepper was a long way better than this movie in realism. Da Thadiya will entertain you and with some good positive message and a good climax, the movie will leave a happy feeling inside the viewer.
Casting of the movie has been done perfectly by Aashiq Abu. Sekhar Menon in title has done a decent job though this is his first film. Sekhar Menin is perfect for the role of Luka. Apart from playing the character of a supportive brother, Sreenath Bhasi also is the narrator of the movie who utters some of the best lines in the movie in kochi slang. Ann Augustine did well in romantic scenes. Nivin Pauly, Maniyan Pilla Raju, and Edavela Babu has come up with superb performances. The way Nivin Pauly was introduced and built up as 'Rahul Vaidyar' was terrific.
Script of the movie is simple,entertaining but it is bit dragging at times and seemed to be half-baked. 'Da Thadiya' has an interesting first half whereas the second half is a bit dragging. Cinematography and Editing by Shuju Kahlid were appreciable. Songs by Bijibal has already become favorites via social medias.
Aashiq Abu once again proved his caliber in direction. Of course, "Da Thadiya' is a good watch among the christmas releases.
POSITIVES : NEGATIVES :
- Cast Performance - Dragging Second half
- Plot - Fight sequence
- Songs and BGM
- Cinematography, Editing
RATING : 2.5/5
VERDICT : Good
BOX OFFICE :
Da Thadiya has released in 54 theatres all over kerala. Da Thadiya has able to acquire a good word of mouth.
Da Thadiya has collected a surprising 1.34 Crores in 3 days despite strong competition from superstar releases. Surely Da Thadiya will cash in its long run
With 1,260 shows in its first week, Da Thadiya has collected 2 Crores.
Da Thadiya is picking up in it's box office collection. With a total of 2,800 shows, Da Thadiya has collected 3.10 Crores in 13 days. Aashiq abu is continuing his streak of back to back hits.
The film has completed 4,200 theatrical shows in it's 20 days run. A number of removals are expected in the fourth week.