Okka Kshanam Review!
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Allu Sirish was welcomed with a flop after his first films Gouravam bombed at the box office. Later he starred in the movie titled ‘Srirasthu – Subhamasthu’ which performed decently at the box office, and registered as a sleeper hit. After a gap of one year, Sirish is coming back with a sci-film film ‘Okka Kshanam’. The film is directed by ‘Yekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada’ fame V Anand.
The story starts with the lead pair falling in love with each other at first sight after they bump into each other at a shopping mall. Jyotsna (Surabhi) has the habit of peeping into neighbour’s window. She comes to know that a couple (Srinivas Avasarala and Seerat Kapoor) living in the nearby flat get quarrel with each other, and also sees the husband hitting his wife. She conveys the same to Jeeva and thinks of filing a complaint.
But Jeeva persuades her not to file the complaint and tries to know the reason behind their quarrel. Jeeva gets shocked after he comes to know that the couple’s love story is same as his. Before Jeeva comes to terms, Srinivas Avasarala is sent to jail on account of murdering his wife. Jeeva fears that even he would end up killing Jyotsna. Who killed Srinivas’s wife? Why did they kill her? Is the death of Jyotsna inevitable in Jeeva’s hands? Watch the movie to find answers to these intriguing questions!
The modern technology has brought the world together. Many people have stated that they had seen their look-alikes in different parts of the world. And few instances have even brought the concept of ‘Parallel Life’ to light.
Director V Anand spun the story of ‘Okka Kshanam’ around the concept of ‘Parallel Life’, in which one couple finds out that their life is same as the other couple. Quarrels, fights, and everything in the life of the other couple repeats in their lives too. To this point, the director adds the notion of ‘Astrology’ and tries to tell that some supernatural power beyond science that is playing a major role in our lives without our knowledge or willingness. To this, the director added a love story and murder mystery as superficial layers to involve the audience. Director Anand is successful I narrating this complex story in a simple and a straightforward manner.
Though the concept is unique in Telugu films, given the characters in the film, the audience doesn’t feel that it’s a ‘unique’ concept. Especially, the episode where the heroine is scared knowing that her lover can kill her is worth watching on the big screen. The director was successful in bringing out the intensity of the characters in the film.
The second half seems to be a letdown, given the director’s magical screenplay in the first half. The film slightly loses grip in the second half, and what intended to be a ‘Parallel Life’ based movie, turns out into a murder mystery. The film surely takes V Anand to the next level.
Every character in the film has its own identity. The film is a great boost for the both Surabhi and Allu Sirish. We can expect Surabhi to star in more films from hereon. Allu Sirish has shown improvement in his acting ability and dialogue delivery. One has to appreciate Allu Sirish for okaying the script. Avasarala Srinivas and Seerat Kapoor excelled in their roles as they do generally. Rohini and Sathya deserve a special mention for their entertaining comedy in the film. Dasari Arun Kumar steals the show for a brief while given his cameo appearance in the film.
Mani Sharma, who is working after a long time, lived up to the expectations. The BGM score is a boost for the entire film. Shyam K Naidu cinematography was successful in bringing life to the film.
- Story – Narration – Direction
- Actors and their performances
- Movie slightly deviates from the main the track in second half
Telugu Bullet Punchline: ‘Okka Kshanam’ is a ‘career’ changer for everyone in the film!