Risk is one big aspect that every filmmaker or producer avoid and hesitate to give it a chance. Some writers or directors pitch a story with lot of versatility in it which ultimately seems commercially not viable. No producer invest such a big amounts purely believing director or an actor on such subjects with a lot of risk factor. As said in many press meets and interviews, writer turned director Rajasimha Tadinada’s Oka Ammayi Thappa script was rejected by many producers many times. It is touted to be a love and thriller story based on a traffic jam on a crowded flyover. Ultimately, he got to convince some investors and happened to make a film with Sundeep Kishan, who received zero paycheck and yet did to quench the thirst of his passion and Nithya Menon, with a cut in het paycheck. It is releasing today in theatres with a huge promotions. Let’s see how it works on us!!
A Still from Okka Ammayi Thappa
A Still from Okka Ammayi Thappa
Aslam (Rahul Dev) is a terrorist who is caught and jailed in Challapalli Jail. To free him from the Police and take him back to Pakistan Anwar (Ravi Kishan) sketches a plan for a bomb blast on High Tech flyover where Traffic is jammed due to lorry accidents on both the sides of the flyover. Krishna Vachan is a happy go lucky boy who loves a girl during his childhood with a flag. When he is on the way to an atm, he stucks on the flyover due to that traffic jam. Nithya (Nithya Menon) is forced to get into marital relationship for which bride seeing ceremony is held by her grandmother. She, in order to avoid that ceremony leaves her car and start in a share auto and got stuck in the traffic on flyover. How the terrorist group execute their plan and How Krishna and Mango becomes involved in this plan forms the rest of the story.
Cast and Performance
Sundeep Kishan as Krishna Vachan is perfect fit. He did a fantastic job as a lover who do anything for his lover. He did his part convincingly. Nithya Menon also did a nice job. But this movie do not give much scope to show her acting caliber. Throughout the movie she is shown sitting in a share auto. Ravi Kishan did a fine job, but the voice dubbed for him is very loud which spoils the mood. Ali is good and is the only comedian who is able to evoke some laughter in the first half. Venu Tillu, Fish Venkat, Saptagiri and others fails to generate comedy as the scenes written for them are weak. Other actors did fine job.
Story of the movie is nice and interesting. Dialogues are good. But it’s mediocre screenplay spoils the interest.
Music by Mickey J Meyer is good. Kotha Kathale and Yegirene songs are my picks. They are also good visually. Background music is good and some times it made us feel its existence. Cinematography by Chota K Naidu is excellent. He has shown the locales of Kashmir in Yegirene song beautifully. Editing is just okay. Production values are good.
Couple of Songs
Lack of depth in childhood love track
A childhood love story between Krishna Vachan and Mango which is not so effective and also fails to generate necessary depth. It then shifts to lives of Krishna Vachan and Mango and situations that lead them to the flyover and got stuck there. A love story starts on flyover which is pale in terms of believability and some comic scenes involving Sapthagiri which makes audience goes cluesless on how to react. This first half makes audience bored to core and it only becomes interesting in the interval scene as it is the mucj needed bang after so much of disengaging scenes and comedy. Second half is also has nothing better than first half in terms of content and screenplay. Preclimax and Climax can be said as crux of the movie. Director and writer Rajasimha Tadinada has dones a negligible job with this movie. He added love and comedy to a thriller movie like “A Wednesday” which is very pale. Movie having this type of story needs a water tight and gripping screenplay to make audience glued to the screen. Director failed to handle screenplay which makes its a boring ride. To Sumup, watch this Oka Ammayi Thappa if you are a fan of Sundeep Kishan or has ample free time.
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