Produced by: Mani Ratnam, Karan Johar,
Apoorva Mehta and Hiroo Yash Johar
Written by: Gulzar (Dialogues)
Screenplay by: Mani Ratnam
Based on: O Kadhal Kanmani By Mani Ratnam
Starring: Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha
Cinematography: Ravi K. Chandran
Edited by: A. Sreekar Prasad
Talkies and Dharma Productions
Distributed by: Fox Star Studios
Release dates: 13 January 2017
Aditya Varadarajan is a video game developer
who accidentally meets Taara Kalingarayar at his relative's wedding. He later
finds out she is planning to pursue her studies in Paris. They soon begin to
call each other often, go out together, and start to fall in love during a
holiday they take together. They agree that marriage is not for them and decide
to have a live-in relationship instead, and Taara moves into Adhi's place,
rented from Ganapathy. They wish to spend their time with each other before
they go their separate ways for their respective careers. Taara and Adhi live
happily, being playful with each other.
One midnight, Tara
has a conversation with Ganapathy. She tells him that she might get her visa
approved for going to Paris, and that it's hard for her to leave Adhi and go
far away. The next day Taara goes to Jaipur for her business, and Aditya starts
to miss her terribly. Upon seeing the love and patience his houseowner
Ganapathy has for his wife, Bhavani, an Alzheimer patient, who one day even
forgets her own house address, they begin to understand the importance of each
others presence in their life.
Soon, Adhi is
selected to develop his skills in video games and to go United States. He tells
his colleague that it's hard for him to leave Taara. The next day, both of them
make an agreement to enjoy themselves to the maximum for the 10 days left
before they separate. Nearing the last day, they begin to have little fights
and arguments, which don't last long.
One day, Bhavani
goes missing again, as she did when she forgot her house address. While looking
for her, they continue arguing about their relationship and finally Adhi
proposes to Taara and they decide to get married. Post marriage, both of them
continue to accomplish their own dreams, one in Paris, another in US. And they
live happily, married and in love.
Know more about
the captain of the Ship, the director: Shaad
Ali started his career as an assistant director to Mani Ratnam, and assisted him
on the film Dil Se.. (1998).He made his directorial debut under Yash Raj Films
and Madras Talkies, with Saathiya (2002), starring Vivek Oberoi and Rani
Mukerji. The film was a remake of Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Alaipayuthey (2000).
Saathiya's script was written by Ratnam. The film did well and established
Shaad Ali in the industry.
His second film was
Bunty Aur Babli (2005) which for the first time brought together real-life
father and son Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan alongside Rani Mukerji.
The film was one of the biggest hits of the year.
Shaad Ali's third
film released on 15 June, 2007. The film, titled Jhoom Barabar Jhoom stars
Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol and Lara Dutta in lead roles.
directorial venture was Kill Dil which got released on 14 November, 2014. The
movie received average reviews from critics and got a lukewarm response at the
Box office as well.
My Gut Feel and
We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road,
progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that
case, the one who turns back soonest is the most progressive. : C. S. Lewis
Above seems to be
the case as far as storyline of Ok Jannu
is concerned. The same team who made Saathiya came back together to make Ok Jannu which gives a similar look and
can be considered as a progressive version of Sathiya. Saathiya was directed by Shaad Ali, written by Mani Ratnam, lyrics from Gulzar
Sahab and music by A. R. Rahman. Same team worked on Ok Jannu
Ok Jannu is an
official remake of successful Tamil movie O Kadhal Kanmani, directed by Mani Ratnam.
Recently a film with
a similar story line Befikre was released which was indeed a below average
movie. Being progressive is fine, however movie should be engaging and soulful.
Ok Jannu seems to
hit the right note and greater a chance that it would be a decent fast passed
I am giving this movie 3 stars out of 5
stars, three days before the release.