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OK Bangaram Movie Review: The Master Of Storytelling Is Back


After a series of disasters, the master of storytelling, Mani Ratnam, comes back with a contemporary love story, OK Bangaram. Let us see if the legend has lived up to the revere. 

OK Bangaram Story

An urbane love story with no melodrama yet utterly emotional. It is a story that narrates you the journey of a like minded couple from love to marriage. How they change their mind about relationships, over time, forms the crux of the story. 

OK Bangaram is not about the story perhaps the storytelling. The ethereal characters and the intense narration takes you through a joyous ride. 


Talking about the characters or the performances, you cannot individually judge Taara and Adhi. Yeah! we prefer to call them with the given character names, since we haven't really seen Nithya Menen and Dulquer Salmaan on screen. They make you believe in the characters and lets you travel along with them. 

Taara and Aadhi makes an adorable pair and OK Bangaram is all about the life they have given to the catalytic events narrated by Mani Ratnam.  Prakash Raj and Leela Samson has done their job well as the supporting cast. 

Technical Aspects

Pure Class. P C Sreeram and Mani Ratnam makes you feel nostalgic, taking back to the locations of Sakhi. P.C. Sreeram's cinematography takes the film notches higher. He plays with the hues and the lights and sets the mood for the film, never really letting the frame have any jarring element.

Mani Ratnam lives up to the unconditional love and respect he gets. He played it safe by adding a urbane touch to his own old classics. Initially the movie might appear very artificial and slow but Mani does his magic with each scene and by the end, the characters grow on you.

A R Rahman waves his musical wand throughout the film. The songs gets stuck in the mind after the movie and they might never leave your playlist if you could connect with OK Bangaram. Especially the background music in the last 30 mins with the single vocal, makes you realize why he is the legend of Indian Cinema. 

Click Here To Listen To OK Bangaram Songs

Over view 

Mani Ratnam is finally back on the pedestal with OK Bangaram. However, it is neither a classic nor a masterpiece, but a journey you should surely witness. If you are OK with the slow narrative style, you got to go watch OK Bangaram and fall in love with Taara and Aadhi. 

P.S. It is reviewed by a qualified analyst as per the request of Suhasini Mani Ratnam. 

Nani Dubbing

Nani's dubbing for Dulquer gets you the instant connectivity and it suits perfectly well for Dulquer. But then, we also understand Nani's  jealousy. 

Titles Of Ok Bangaram

The movie starts with some interesting titles. Cartoons are used to make it engaging. 

Introduction Of Nithya And Dulquer

The handsome Dulquer and the beautiful Nithya Menen will be introduced as Aadhi and Taara in a railway station.

Dulquer Salmaan

Dulquer is here to stay if he makes use of the craze he gets with OK Bangaram. Telugu audiences has fallen in love the method actor, instantly.

Chemistry Between the Lead Pair

The chemistry between Nithya and Dulquer sets the screen of fire. The phenomenal acting and the cute histrionics makes them look perfect together.

Dialogues In OK Bangaram

Some of the dialogues gets quiet artificial because of the true translation from Tamil to Telugu.


The beauty of lights and the camera angels were used to the maximum extent by P C Sreeram. His work for the film is one of the major highlights. 

Nithya Menen

Nithya takes the feel in the movie to a next level with her natural ease. Wonder how she would be able to fill the emptiness with her pleasing smile. 

Songs - OK Bangaram

The songs grow on you slowly and the simple yet effective lyrics by Sirivennala Seetarama Sastry makes them stuck in your mind forever. 

Comedy In OK Bangaram

There are no seasoned comedians or a comedy track in OK Bangaram but still the film leaves a wide smile on you face in most of the scenes. 

Mani Ratnam Style

Some superb romantic scenes were showcased in the film in the usual Mani Ratnam style. You will definitely revive the golden days of cinema after watching at OK Bangaram. 

Prakash Raj

Prakash Raj has the played the house owner role In OK Bangaram. Though he gets a lesser screen time, his presence is felt. 

Dil Raju Producer Of Ok Bangaram

Well! a midas touch has been added to OK Bangaram and now you know the reason behind Dil Raju's child like excitement.

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