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
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
Menen and Dulquer Salmaan on screen. They make
you believe in the characters and lets you travel along with
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.
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.
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
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's dubbing for Dulquer gets you the instant connectivity and
it suits perfectly well for Dulquer. But then, we also understand
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 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
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
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 has the played the house owner role In OK Bangaram.
Though he gets a lesser screen time, his presence is
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.