Banner: Sri Sai Ganesh Productions
Cast: Udayanidhi Stalin, Hansika, Santanam, Saranya, Sayaji Shinde
Editing: Vivek Harshan
Music: Harris Jayraj
Produced by: Bellamkonda Suresh, Bellamkonda Ganesh babu
Written and Directed by: Rajesh. M
CBFC Rating: ‘U’
Release Date: 31-08-2012
Story: Srinivas(Udayanidhi Stalin) is a happy-go-lucky youth and Bangarraju(santanam) are friends who work for a multiplex in Vizag. Srinivas happens to see Meera(Hansika) at a traffic signal and falls for her charm instantly. He follows her and expresses his love but she is not interested, how he encounters it with his friend and what does he plans to make her fall in love is the remaining story.
Performances: Udayanidhi is okay, he has to concentrate more on his body language and dances if he wants to act in more films. Santanam is at his all time best with good lines. Hansika is beautiful and performed well. Saranaya impresses in her scenes. The remaining cast suited well. Cinematography is good. The art work and editing are okay. Muisc by Harris Jayraj is Average with a couple of catchy numbers. The story is simple, the screenplay is interesting and the direction is good in few scenes.
Analysis: Udayanidhi is okay and represents the present day youth who runs after girls. Udayanidhi (The producer turned actor) who made a cameo in Ghatikudu(Surya, Nayanatara), appears in the end of the film along with K.S.Ravikumar tried his hand as hero also. Hansika is beautiful with chubby looks; she has put on a lot of weight and looked odd in some costumes. Santanam has done a very good job. He has given his all time best with perfect comedy timing. Santanam is the saving grace with witty punch lines. Sunil has dubbed his voice in Telugu version. Initially it appeared that it’s a mismatch but later the timing is so good that you start enjoying. Sunil has done decent job.
Art work and Editing are okay. The cinematography by Balasubramanyam is good. All the frames looked rich. Music by Harrish Jayraj is okay, “Vaddu raa” and “Akila Akila” are foot tapping numbers. The Background score is good. The story of the film is wafer thin. The way it’s narrated is good. There are some repetitive scenes but can be ignored.
The Director Rajesh has come up with yet another film which revolves around love and friendship. All the movies(Siva Manasula Shakti- remade in Telugu as SMS, Boss Engira Bhaskaran- dubbed in Telugu as “Nene Ambani Aru Nelallo”) of Rajesh have common elements, Hero-Heroine have clash in their love thread, hero has a friend who delivers punch dialogues and becomes a fool in the end. Rajesh and Santanam combination rocks once again. Hero-Heroine ego problems have become repetitive in Rajesh films.
Tamil Hero ‘Arya’ and ‘Andrea’ made brief appearances in the climax. The flight scene where Sneha was seen in a cameo was edited in the Telugu version. There are limited characters in the film which may bore you at times. Saranya impresses once again in her scenes. All the scenes of Santanam and Udayanidhi are entertaining. The story narration scene on the stage towards the climax is good. There are many scenes which are predictable and nonsensical but make you sit all through. There is no big story in Ok Ok but the way its packaged entertains you.
The movie is targeted at youth Audience and it may go well if received by them.
Reel guru meter:
Plus: Entertainment, Santanam
Minus: wafer thin story line, limited characters
Verdict: An OK love story---Decent and Clean youthful Entertainer