OK Bangaram Movie Review
'Ok Bangaram' is quite opposite to 'Sakhi'. While the latter throws a light on life-after-marriage, This new version is the travel of Aadi & Tara from strangers to married couple. The film is all about two-like minded people, their live-in relationship and the sequence of incidents which prompt them to change their mindset for a better Tomorrow.
Dulquer Salmaan: This handsome actor is a promising talent and watch 'Ok Bangaram' to know why! His screen presence and ease of acting is an asset to the movie. Even Nani's dubbing for him worked so well.
Nithya Menon: She is exceptional and a delight to watch. Its amazing how she manages to keep the audience hooked to the screens every time she appears in a frame. This Short Sensation doesn't need lengthly/powerful dialogues to do that, but her expressive eyes does the magic. Nithya holds the film together with her brilliant performance and her chemistry with Dulquer is magical.
Prakash Raj gives yet another matured performance. Leela Samson who played PR's Wife is equally good. Rest of the cast were adequate.
- Lead Pair's Chemistry
- Run Time (138 Min)
- A bit of lag in Second Half
- Not for Masses
'Ok Bangaram' marks Mani Ratnam's return to his favourite genre after 15 Years and that too post two successive Box Office failures. Yet again, We get reminded of how great he is with this youthful love story laced with romance.
AR Rahman's songs were already topping the charts and making them integral part of the story rather than a song & dance routine is impressive. Background Score only elevates the scenes to the next level. PC Sreeram did lot of experimentation with camera angles and lighting in the movie. His expertise helped Mani maintain the feel throughout the movie. Art Direction is praise worthy. Dialogues are meaningful and touchy. Editing is crisp. Production Values are more than perfect.
For any Love Story, Success depends mostly on the Female Lead and who else other than Mani Ratnam knows it better. Mani knows the art of extracting the best from his team and that's why he bounces back strongly after every fall. Kudos to Nithya Menon! Go, Watch & Fall in love with 'Ok Bangaram'!!
Box Office: 'Ok Bangaram' is expected to do good business in all the A & B Centres but won't work for audience of C Centres because of the genre. It might be the topper of Box Office this week as 'Ganga - Muni 3' release got postponed due to finance issues.
Verdict: Don't Miss This Gem!