The story is pretty simple. It is the friendship story between a boy and a girl. Chandu (Siddarth) and Siri (Shruti Haasan) are friends in school and they continue their friendship even after they grow up. While Siri acts like a responsible daughter, Chandu gives troubles to his parents with his acts. He dreams to become a musician. At this juncture, Chandu meets Ritu (Hansika Motwani) a college classmate. Chandu falls flat for her looks. Siri also helps Chandu in his efforts to woo Ritu. At the same time, Siri is in love with Navdeep, who is working in the US. He comes to India and gets formally engaged to Siri.
Meanwhile, Chandu gets an offer to perform at a music competition in Kerala and Siri, Ritu and Navdeep accompany him to Kerala. Here the friction starts as Navdeep and Ritu are jealous of the deep friendship between Siri and Chandu. They mistake the friendship to be love. Navdeep wants Siri to decide between him and her friend. Same is the case with Ritu. Even the parents of Siri and Chandu think that they are in love. How Siri and Chandu manage to resolve this problem forms the basis for the remaining part of the story.
Siddarth, Shruti and Navdeep's performance.
No violence and cheap comedy.
Narration is slow.
Cliched subject of father-son difference of opinion.
Tame and predictable ending.
Oh My friend is a simple love story and also a story of friendship. The director has succeeded in portraying this in an effective manner in the film. The songs are good to listen too and have also been filmed well. The film is specifically targeted at the urban youths and hence the appeal is naturally limited. The film will do well at multiplexes and the cities.
A neat film that can be watched by everyone but not everyone can connect with it completely!
Cast: Siddharth, Shruti Haasan, Navadeep, Hansika Motwani
Director: Venu Sriram
Music Director: Rahulraj
Producer: Dil Raju
Released on: November 11
Story first published: Friday, November 11, 2011, 15:16 [IST]