Producer: Mani Ratnam, Karan Johar
Director: Shaad Ali
Cast: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Leela Samson
Music: A.R. Rahman
Cinematography: Ravi K Chandran
Story- Adi (Aditya Roy Kapoor) is a video game developer and wants to go to the US. Tara (Shraddha Kapoor) is an Architect who wants to learn Architecture in Paris. They meet in their common friend’s wedding. They hit off instantly. Adi and Tara enjoy each other’s company. But they focus on their respective careers only. They decide to opt for live-in-relationship instead of getting married. They don’t want the committed relationship. Both live as paying guests in Gopi’s (Naseeruddin Shah) house. Gopi lives with his Alzheimer effected wife Charu. Gopi and Charu are the aged married couple for 50 years. Adi-Tara impresses by seeing Gopi-Charu’s unconditional love for each other.
But When Adi-Tara goes abroad for making their careers; they miss each other company much. They start to love each other. They have to decide between two things- love or career? What will they decide? What will the future of their relationship? To know more about, you have to watch ‘Ok Jaanu!’
Critic’s Conclusion– ‘Ok Jaanu’ is an official remake of the Tamil movie ‘Ok Kanmani’ (2015) directed by Mani Ratnam. Though the story is original and small, Shaad Ali has brought the fresh and younger look to the movie.
The movie is engaging till the first half. It has brought some romantic and funny moments between Adi and Tara. Shaad has directed romantic scenes between them beautifully.
Though the second half loses its pace a bit, the chemistry between Aditya and Shraddha will not bore you. They will keep entertained you in the entire movie. There are some repetitive and forced scenes, but they’re passable.
The story is predictable. We can conclude easily that what will happen in this movie. But the movie grips you till the end.
Shaad has directed this small story with ease and decency.
Talking about performances, Aditya Roy Kapoor has looked believable as a careless and career-oriented boy. However, he could shine in emotional scenes. Shraddha Kapoor has also done a good job. She has performed wonderfully in difficult scenes.
Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson have given the memorable performance as an aged married couple. The rest of the cast is decent.
A.R. Rahman’s music is always magical. But the recreated song ‘Humma Humma’ looks forced in the movie. Dialogues are crispy and fresh. The best part of the movie is that its beautiful cinematography. The locations of Mumbai are top-notch in the movie. The art direction is nice. The editing is decent.
Overall, watch the movie for Aditya-Shraddha’s sizzling chemistry and their fresh romance!