CAST & CREW
OK Jaanu is the romantic comedy entertainer featuring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor. It is the remake of Tamil film “ O Kadhal Kanmani” directed by Mani Ratnam. The screenplay of OK Jaanu is Mani Ratnam’s and direction is by his associate Shaad Ali. The film is produced by Mani Ratnam under Madras Talkies and co-produced by Karan Johar under the banner Dharma Productions. Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson play pivotal roles in the film. Leela reprises the same role in OK Kanmani. “ A R Rahman” composes the music. “ Ravi K Chandran” is the cinematographer.
Adi and Tara develop interest on each other. But both of them are highly passionate about their profession. While Tara is an architecture student, who wants to pursue her career in France, Adi is a video game developer, who loves to settle in the US. As both of them had no interest in marriage, they wanted to live together for a few months and then take care of their career in their way. Adi is a paying guest at Naseeruddin Shah’s house. He calls Tara with him. Although Naseer is against this relationship, his wife played by Leela Samson admits them. Unknowingly, both of them shared a good bonding, mainly possessiveness. They don’t want to sacrifice their career for their love. What did they do, finally? Did they parted their ways or get married?
Although Aditya and Shraddha played well, people who watched the stunning chemistry between Nithya Menen and Dulquer Salmaan would definitely miss something in this film. Naseeruddin and Leela have played the ideal couple.
Shaad Ali has chosen a good script but failed to prove what Mani did. Only a few elements in the original version are replaced. Instead of Classical Kacheri, Hindustani Classical music takes place. Naseer replaces Prakash Raj. The hero and the heroines are replaced. Other than this the script and the scenes didn’t have much difference.
What’s Not There?
If you want to watch a romantic entertainer, you could visit the theaters without any second thought. Ok Jaanu is an Okay movie.
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