OK Kanmani Plot:
Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon
are two open minded youngsters leading their own lives in the urban
city of Mumbai. They meet each other and become friends instantly,
thanks to the similarities in the way they think.
Since they have common ideas they decide to move in together and
start living together with the standard formula being, 'no strings
attached'. But things begin to change and their views about life
too changes with it giving rise to new problems.
What happens to their relationship, will they ever get married?
Many such interesting questions are answered with the usual Mani
Ratnam's touch and class.
OK Kanmani completely depends on the lead pair and boy
haven't they delivered? Nithya Menon deserves a pat on her back for
her performance. She stands out in her performance than
Dulquer Salmaan has managed to perfect his Tamil accent and his
expressions too are apt for the role he's been asked to portray.
Although first half is a tad bit lengthy, Prakash Raj
saves it with his performance and Leela Samson playing his wife,
has done justice to her character as an Alzheimer patient.
Director Mani Ratnam who has targeted the young audience at
large has gone a little overboard in the portrayal of characters
which can make one cringe at times.
The movie begins to look good only just before the interval and
advances to a convincing climax.
Major positives of OK Kanmani are PC Sreeram's
cinematography and Sreekar Prasad's editing. The veteran cameraman
has taken cinematography to the next level by using angles never
seen before in Tamil cinema.
The movie which was always touted to be Alaipayuthey
sequel, from the time the trailer was out, is mixed with all
the elements that's required to entertain today's young movie
goers. OK Kanmani is more than just OK.
Check out some of the best scenes from the movie in the
Questions loom over other characters(apart from the central
characters) as some of them appear to be new to the field of acting
and it clearly shows on the big screen.
Today's Youth Explored
Both Nithya and Dulquer look at lives through a common sight and
want to live it to the fullest. Their friendship grows into a
relationship but they are pretty sure that it will not end up in
AR Rahman's Music
Background score by AR Rahman sounds hollow at times as he
allows silence to take over for a couple of scenes. However, as the
movie progresses, you are able to feel his magical score.
As mentioned earlier Sreekar Prasad's editing is one of the
major positives in the movie. His crisp cuts not only makes the
film interesting but also makes sure it is pacy especially in the
The Lead Pair Has Shone
For the female lead role, Alia Bhatt was considered but she
rejected the offer. Pooja Hegde was offered the role but was unable
to accept it due to levied contractual obligations until the
release of her debut Hindi film Mohenjo Daro.
Dulquer Salmaan And Nithya Menon
The team subsequently held discussions with Nithya Menon for the
role, while actress Parvathy was also considered, before the former
The Rise Of A New Technology
The entire film has been shot with live sound technology.
Dulquer's dialogue deliveries are impressive and it sounds as real
as it can get.
Filming Of The Film
Principal photography began from October 6, 2014 with scenes
featuring Dulquer Salman and Nithya Menen being filmed. Nithya
revealed that the film would be shot in a short span of time and
her portions would be completed by December 2014.
The Alaipayuthey Connection
OK Kanmani can be termed as a prequel of the
Madhavan-Shalini starrer Alaipayuthey. Dulquer's role also
vaguely reminds us about Siddharth's character in Aaytha
Mani Ratnam's Comeback?
After a couple of failures, it can be said that Mani Ratnam is
back in a big way by doing what he does best, dishing out an
absolute romantic flick.