Dagaalty (Eng: Trickster) is a 2020 Indian Tamil-language action comedy film written and directed by Vijay Anand. The film features Santhanam, Rittika Sen and Yogi Babu in lead roles. It was released on 31 January 2020. Principal photography began on 27 December 2018 in Chennai. Shooting wrapped up in September 2019. This is the biggest budget film in Actor Santhanam’s career so far. Vijay Anand was an Associate of Director Shankar.
The story begins with Vijay Samrat (Tarun Arora), a Mumbai-based multi-billionaire, who comes up with a series of sketches of an unknown girl. He sends his henchmen from almost all parts of the country to find the girl in the painting, for which he is ready to shell out a whopping 10 crore. Bhai (Radha Ravi), a local goon, assigns the task to Guru (Santhanam), a fraudster. He goes all the way to Thiruchendur from Mumbai in search of the girl. After finding that she’s Malli (Rittika Sen), a naïve and an ambitious filmmaker, she takes her to Mumbai in the disguise of helping her to become a director in Bollywood and offers her to Samrat. Later, Guru regrets about it and goes back to Samrat’s house to save her with the help of his friend.
Directed by Vijay Anand
Written by Vijay Anand
Story by Vijay Anand
Starring Santhanam, Rittika Sen, Yogi Babu
Music by Vijay Narain
Cinematography Deepak Kumar Pathy
Edited by T. S. Suresh
Production Handmade Films & 18 Reels
Release date 31 January 2020
Running time 120 minutes