Life would really be great if it is just two people looking into each other's eyes and hugging tight, while a really good background score playing in the mind, at the beach side. But sadly, Oka Manasu is a film.
Oka Mansu is a simple love story with some stellar performances from the lead pair. Niharika makes a striking debut and is surely here to stay. But the slow pace of the film, lack of proper drama and excessive length can get to you at times. One needs to instantly connect to such stories or else you can get lost easily. All those who want to see the fresh pairing can surely give this film a shot for their striking chemistry. But for the others, go in well prepared for the slow pace and lack of any basic entertainment.
Oka Manasu is a film that's done with a lot of conviction and passion. Plus points of the film are lead pair, music and cinematography. The snail-paced narration is a big minus. The film also lacks the contemporariness in terms of orientation. This film will appeal to the people who connect with this kind of storyline and narrative. On a whole, Oka Manasu is a poetic film with very slow narration and limited appeal!
A mature, conversational love story. Profound. The slow pace of the second half can be forgiven. Dialogues are hard-hitting, heart-rending or poetic.
Oka Manasu is a romantic drama that is set in contemporary times but will only appeal to people from the previous generations. On a whole, Oka Manasu is like an ultimate test for one's patience.