Oru Kal Oru Kannadi Movie Review
Cast: Udhayanidhi Stalin, Hansika, Santhanam, Saranya Ponvannan
Written and directed by: M. Rajesh
Music: Harris Jayaraj
Udhayanidhi Stalin‘s debutant movie ‘Oru Kal Oru Kannadi’ (OKOK) has created a huge expectation as it is directed by Rajesh, who had given two super hit movies. The fact that comedian Santhanam, who was one of the major strengths of those movies features in the film has increased the expectation manifold. Udhayanidhi, who has succeeded as a producer making debut as an actor has also contributed to the expectations and hence OKOK has become one of the most anticipated movies of the year.
Udhayanidhi has avoided any kind of risk. He has chosen to act in a comedy movie, which is the forte of his Rajesh. After seeing the movie one can say that Udhayanidhi has done a right thing in terms of the director, co-actor, and the genre.
One fine morning, Saravanan (Udhaynidhi) gets his lover Meera’s (Hansika) wedding invitation asking him not to attend. He rushes to the venue with his friend Parthasarathy (Santhanam) to stall the marriage.
Cut to the past: Saravanan and Parthasarathy are close friends. Both work in a multiplex. Saravanan comes across Meera in a traffic signal and falls for her instantly. He chases her till her house only to find that her father is a police officer. Meera turns down his proposal but Saravanan is in no mood to give up.
Saravanan with the help of Parthasarathy’s plays many tricks to win Meera’s heart. Finally Meera’s hear melts but an unexpected event makes her go out of Saravanan’s way. She accepts to get married to the boy fixed by her father.
The rest of the movie deals with what Saravanan and Parthasarathy do to save the love.
OK OK was expected to be a laugh-riot with a romantic flavor. Rajesh, known for comical fare, has done it again with the help of Santhanam. Though the first half fails to impress, the second half compensates with entertaining scenes and interesting twists. The scene when Parthasarathy enters Saravanan’s room to ‘save’ him and the one when Saravanan gets into trouble and the climax are interesting.
On the flip side the flight scene hasn’t come out well. The way the love develops leaves much to be desired. The conflict between Saravanan’s parents’ is quite irritating. The way Parthasarathy’s lover is teased for the shape of her face is quite insensitive and objectionable.
Cast and Crew:
Udhayanidhi makes an honest attempt to enact the role of a romantic hero. He has also tried hard to match Santhanam’s natural flair in comedy scenes. But he should improve his dancing skills and emoting.
Santhanam is definitely the major plus point of the film. He almost carries the film with his amazing sense of humour. His caliber is on the rise.
Bubbly Hansika is just an eye candy.
Charming Sneha’s cameo is surprising. Arya and Andrea appear as lovers in the climax as it has been in Rajesh’s movies. Saranya and Azhagamperumal do their jobs well. Shayaji Shinde in a very small role makes his presence felt.
Harris Jayaraj has done a neat job but none of the songs lingers in our mind.
Fun filled script and Santhanam.
Slow first half, meaningless feud between hero’s parents, and the non-exciting romance.
‘OKOK’ is joyful ride that has entertainment value despite a relatively dull first half.
Hat trick for Rajesh & Santhanam combo.