Delhi Prasad Deenadayal’s okayish ‘Tughlaq Durbar’, with Vijay Sethupathi and Parthiban, has a great premise that needed an equally great screenplay to exploit its potential

Posted on September 10, 2021

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Tughlaq Durbar has a great premise that reminded me of one of my favorite Jim Carrey comedies, Liar Liar. Carrey‘s Fletcher Reede is a shit-talking lawyer who does anything to win a case. One day, he’s reduced to a state where he cannot say anything but the truth. The test of the film is how he manages a situation in which his fundamental nature has changed. That’s what happens to Singaravelan aka Singam (Vijay Sethupathi) and the film is about how he copes with a fundamental change in his personality. 

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