OK Jaanu | Movie Review
I went into this film without much expectations since a similar theme was explored in last year’s debacle Befikre. The trailers were average for OK Jaanu and the music is catchy. But when I got out of the theater I was smiling and I do not think I felt bored throughout the 137 minutes of the run time for the film.
OK Jaanu is Shaad Ali’s fifth directorial venture and his second adaptation of his mentor Mani Ratman’s southern successes after Saathiya. This one is based on O Kadhal Kanamani last years’ Tamil hit featuring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon.
The Hindi version has Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor playing the lead pair.
Adi and Tara are millennials with their own career goals, while Adi is a Game Programmer who wants to give Zuckerberg a run for his money Tara has plans to study Architecture in Paris University. They bump into each other accidently and hit it off, they both feel Marriage is for fools and plan to stay live in and have fun till they move on in different directions, but are they able to do that?
- Even though the plot is very much predictable the screenplay keeps you hooked to the events. The dialogues trademark Gulzar style are unusual yet earthy and will keep you smiling.
- The chemistry between the lead pair is crackling and the romance is beautiful. However, they do get overshadowed by the impeccable landlord of theirs played by Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson.
- Acting is first rate both Aditya and Shraddha give their hundred percent to the characters and are genuinely good. But the older couple steal the show here as well.
- The music is contemporary and catchy as well as in line with the story.
- The technical aspects are superb, the cinematography is amazing Mumbai looks stunning and the effects showing up the Video Game Adi works on are quite interesting.
- Given the predictable premise some people might not find it effective as there is nothing new in the film.
The film is frame by frame same as the Southern hit, but this might be the perfect date film that Befikre wasn’t. It all ends up expectedly but the journey is what you will find enjoyable.