on Dec 28, 2017
Cast: Allu Sirish, Surabhi, Srinivas Avasarala, Seerat Kapoor, Dasari Arun etc.
Direction: VI Anand
Banner: Lakshmi Narasimha Entertainments
Producer: Chakri Chigurupati
Music: Mani Sharma
Release Date: Dec 28, 2017
Allu Sirish has pinned many hopes on Okka Kshanam which is directed by VI Anand whose last movie Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada was a big hit. Moreover, the film’s promotional content created interest on the project. Will Okka Kshanam provide first commercial break for Allu Sirish?
Shiva (Allu Sirish) is a happy go lucky guy falls in love with a beautiful girl Jyothsna aka Jyo (Surabhi) who also accepts his love over a period of time. Jyo has a habit of watching into others life. She observes lives of people in her apartment. In her opposite flat a newlywed couple (Srinivas Avasarala and Seerat Kapoor) resides in. Jyo finds that all is not well between the couple. When she tells everything to Shiva, he decides to know what’s wrong between the couple. A twist in the tale is revealed as Avasarala narrates his love story to Shiva. The twist is Avasarala-Seerat’s past is present and future for Shiva-Jyo. Meanwhile, police arrests Avasarala for killing his wife. Will this repeat for Shiva-Jyo?
1. Second Half
4. Few Dialogues
1. First Half
2. Lack Of Entertainment
3. Songs Emerge To Be Speed breakers
Parallel life is a very new concept for Indian audience. Director VI Anand experimented with the risky subject. Allu Sirish is shown as a guy with extreme attention on whatever he does on his personal interest. Love at first sight happens to him, when he sees Surabhi at a mall. No reason is shown why Surabhi gives her number to Sirish and she too starts adoring him. As their bonding develops, they get to know a shocking fact- their present is Avasarala-Seerat’s past. Pre-interval episode where Avasarala commits to have killed his wife was bang. However, first half was a bit slow. Movie turns racy in second half. The way Sirish and Surabhi cracks a secret individually is interesting. Sirish’s emotional scene with his mother, pre-climax episodes is best parts in second half. Overall, Okka Kshanam is a decent thriller.
Allu Sirish has improved as an actor and he looked good. But, he still needs to improve few things. Surabhi looked glamorous in trendy outfits. She has given good performance. Srinivas Avasarala has done his job quite efficiently. Seerat Kapoor is okay in a brief role. Jayaprakash was good as a professor. Vishwanath Kashi and Rohini were good. Other artists were decent.
Director VI Anand picked an interesting subject. However, he missed many logics. First half screenplay was bit sluggish with repeated sequences, whereas second half was good. Dialogues are good here and there. Cinematography by Shyam K Naidu is bright. Mani Sharma has provided enchanting BGM, whereas songs are mediocre. Production values of Lakshmi Narasimha Entertainments are high in standard.
Those who love thrillers would enjoy this movie.