Okka Ammayi Tappa is a film which falls in no man’s land. The film which could have been a very good experience is bogged down by some mediocre and out dated narration. If you manage to keep your expectations in check and sit through the sloppy first half, you will end up liking the film, for its unique story and interesting last half an hour.
The director indulges in a bit of sermonising through Tanikella Bharani on religious harmony. He makes valid points that are wasted in a film that makes you look towards the exit door. The amateurishness on the technical front, if at all, can be overlooked in a small budget film. But the lackadaisical writing? The final showdown between Krishna and Anwar (Ravi Kishan) also falls flat.
Rajasimha Tadinada has been waiting for many years to direct this film and he does a fine job. But the first half should have been better. The screenplay in the second half is racy and there are some very good moments. Sundeep Kishan does a fine job in the lead role and Nitya Menen looks good opposite him. There are also references to JNU protests in the film and the dialogues are also good. The film is a decent watch.
Oka Ammayi Thappa tries to a perfect romantic patriotic thriller but succeeds in nothing. Except few giggles here and there, you’ve nothing vindicating. If the names Sundeep & Nitya Menen allure you, let us remind you ‘controlling temptations can sometimes be so fruitful’.
ven for a just two-hour plus length of the story, the movie looks like lengthy as the screenplay by Rajasimha is bad. There is no seriousness in the theme. All in all, "Okka Ammayi Tappa" is badly made movie based on a idea from an Hollywood hit "Phone Booth" (2002).