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Another Predictable Tale “OK Jaanu” – Movie Review

Most of Shaad Ali’s films don’t have that power to sustain at the box office, based on script, story, dialogues and treatment; this can be observed through his last ventures including Kill Dil, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom and Bunty Aur Babli. Ali’s previous movies did a tad well because of star-power but his latest enterprise doesn’t have any tall names. With main leads including Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor; alongside veteran Naseeruddin Shah in a supporting but strong character let’s see what Ok Jaanu has to offer to its viewers.

Trailer: OK Jaanu

Ok Jaanu is a remake of Mani Ratnam’s “OK Kanmani”. The Hindi version “OK Jaanu” features Shraddha and Aditya as Tara and Aadi as spontaneous lovers who meet accidentally and immediately get very well with one another that they decide to have a live-in relationship. Their focus remains their career and future – not marriage. What happens next is what viewers have seen umpteenth times. The movie is very predictable and there is nothing which grips the attention of the viewer, however Naseeruddin Shah’s track is somewhat interesting and reminds you of Listen Amaya, to certain extent.

OK Jaanu(17)

Aditya Roy Kapoor is good; this might be one of the easiest characters he’d have to play as this character is very common. Shraddha is effective and looks very sexy in some portions. The cuteness doesn’t blossom well between the lead couple. Naseeruddin Shah is impressive, like always. Rest of the cast is okay.

The music of OK Jaanu isn’t impressive. The only track which makes a mark is an already hit track by A. R. Rahman “Humma Humma”. Kinna Sohna is okay as it is receiving mixed response from the audience.

Indian filmmakers are probably trying to change the mindset of Indian audience; this is why there is a continuity of movies which are either based on live-in relationship or lust focused escapades between the main protagonists. Although the climax is always based on the fact that the society will never accept it and as a result, in every movie what starts with lust and guilty pleasure, ends in “they get married and lived happy ever after”.

The movie will be liked by younger audience but won’t receive mass appeal. It can easily be skipped.

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2.5