2 February 2017 | By: Writing Buddha

Review: OK Jaanu: A fine urban romantic movie! ***

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Romantic movies are generally very cliché when it comes to today’s Bollywood movies. Not every movie based purely on love and romance does justice nowadays because the filmmaker has to impress both the audiences- urban and semi-urban. In such stressful conditions, Shaad Ali’s directed Ok Jaanu starring Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor released two weeks back and didn’t get much response from the audience. Still I opted to watch it and I found the movie quite okay like it’s title. I believe that there are many scenes which are boring and old wine in new bottle but still they managed to keep me interested in the movie.

The first half is basically about how the two characters come together and finally take the decision of living together to eventually get separated later on because of their respective careers which they anyway, couldn’t sacrifice. Thanks to God that the makers didn’t make it cliché by making them sacrifice and forget their careers and long-time target for this thing called LOVE which is anyway not much important for this career-focused generation. The second half then shows how they start facing challenges as days of separation nears and the nervousness and panic begins. The best part about the movie is that nothing has been done over the top and everything looks quite natural. As the movie is shot in Mumbai, the locale looks believable and familiar.

The characters are nicely played by both the lead actors. I finally felt in love with Shraddha Kapoor after watching this movie. The elegance in her performance made me forget the flaws that kept happening here and there. The dialogues are fine and some of them definitely make you smile. The songs are as usual catchy because of the musician involved with the album- A. R. Rehman. The cinematography is great as I said that Mumbai looked as it is- Beautiful and fast. The screenplay and script could have been much better. Editing is also okay because movie keeps moving ahead irrespective of various situations that the maker had to cover in 135 minutes. Overall, I give this movie 3 stars out of 5. I liked it. But strictly, one time watch only.



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