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Okka Ammayi Thappa Movie Review & Ratings

By - June 10, 2016 - 02:06 PM IST

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Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Nithya Menen, Ali, Ravi Kishan, Prudhviraj, Ajay, Sapthagiri
Banner: Anji Reddy Productions
Music: Mickey J Meyer
Cinematography: Chota K Naidu
Editor: Gautham Raju
Producer: Anji Reddy
Director: Rajasimha Tadinada

Tagline: Asalu Vishayam Thappa…

Plot:

Krishna (Sundeep Kishan) is a brainy and gutsy guy who is in pursuit of his childhood love but happens to meet a pretty girl in a terrible traffic jam on Hitec city flyover. On the other hand, terrorist Anwar (Ravi Kishan) plans serial bomb blasts on the flyover. While Krishna tries to woo Nithya knowing she is his Mango, Anwar traps her for his deadly mission that costs many lives. How Krishna saved his love and the rest of the lives on the flyover forms the rest of the story.

Performances:

Sundeep Kishan: He is smart, talented and has strong roots in the industry but unfortunately his scripts are letting him down. Even for OAT, he tried to deliver something different being mainstream but only his performance along with few others is worth a mention.

Nithya Menen: You might one of those who might walked into the theatres seeing Nithya’s name but honestly, you will be disappointed because this film has got nothing of Nithya’s potential. Moreover, Nithya-Sundeep pair also doesn’t score a pass percentage.

Ravi Kishan: Wonder what made him sign this film! His character isn’t properly etched and he still tries to pull off without even getting his dialogues right. And overboard dubbing makes it tough to bear him.

By the way, there is Rahul Dev (terrorist Aslam Bhai) in the film but don’t know why! Perhaps this is the easiest character he has ever done in his career (some random gym shots, a few sitting-standing-yelling shots in the prison and a then a phone call shot)

If there is anything that keeps you seated, it is the comedy in the film – thanks to the comedy gang Venu, Fish Venkat, Saptagiri, Thagubothu Ramesh, 30yrs Industry Prithvi & others (By the way it is not a comedy entertainer too!)

And able actors like Jhansi, Jaya Prakash, Brahmaji, Ajay etc were underutilized.


Analysis:

Watching this film provokes us to assume how the director would have made this recipe –

Ingredients:

Hero, heroine, Villain, few comedians and a table spoon of love, gags (that can make you laugh) and then two table spoons of terrorism (for villainy) and patriotism.

As the romance b/w hero-heroine is getting cooked, add some serial bomb blast drama into it with few comedy bits here and there and drag it till the intermission. In the second half, in an attempt to make it edgy keep adding more drama, unwanted fights (not to forget few gags now and then to make the audience feel entertained). Finally the finishing touch (the secret ingredient) with ‘patriotism’ and then a happy ending (Happy couple, lives saved and ‘THE END’) – OAT RECIPE READY!


Well what’s not convincing in the film is the way every event and corresponding emotion looks coerced into the plot constantly disturbed by inessential comedy and the narrative deviating at every note. Above all, a terrific traffic jam on a flyover (like the Hitec city flyover) for almost a day (from 11AM till midnight) – the best example of an unconvincing premise!


However on a brighter side, comedians Ali, Venu, Fish Venkat, Thagubothu Ramesh, “30yrs industry” Prithvi tickle you with their fun tracks. Flimsy characterization and flawed screenplay mar the merit of the attempt.


Merits:

- Storyline
- Comedy bits of the Comedy gang
- Cinematography
- Lead cast performance especially Sundeep Kishan & Nitya Menen
- Visual Effects

De-merits:

- Shoddy Narrative and execution

Music:
Mickey J Meyer is usually not known for his re-recording as his albums. Even in OAT, the songs are better than his back ground score but both fail to leave you impressed.

Others:
VFX and computer generated graphics are just partly convincing.

Verdict:
Oka Ammayi Thappa tries to a perfect romantic patriotic thriller but succeeds in nothing. Except few giggles here and there, you’ve nothing vindicating. If the names Sundeep & Nitya Menen allure you, let us remind you ‘controlling temptations can sometimes be so fruitful’.
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