Ok Jaanu (2017) Movie Review By Critics

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Ok Jaanu

OK Jaanu is a 2017 Indian romantic drama film directed by Shaad Ali, story and screenplay by Mani Ratnam. Produced by Mani Ratnam and Karan Johar under their banners Madras Talkies and Dharma Productions respectively. It is an official remake of Mani Ratnam’s Tamil film O Kadhal Kanmani starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen. The film stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles, portraying a young couple in a live-in relationship in Mumbai with Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson play supporting roles as an older couple in the film, portraying the younger couple’s landlords. A. R. Rahman composed the film’s score and soundtrack. Gulzar is the dialogue writer of this film.

Movie Details :

  • Directed by : Shaad Ali
  • Produced by : Mani Ratnam, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Hiroo Yash Johar
  • Written by : Gulzar (Dialogues)
  • Screenplay by : Mani Ratnam
  • Story by : Mani Ratnam
  • Based on : O Kadhal Kanmani By Mani Ratnam
  • Starring : Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor
  • Music by : A. R. Rahman
  • Cinematography : Ravi K. Chandran
  • Edited by : A. Sreekar Prasad
  • Production company : Madras Talkies, Dharma Productions
  • Distributed by : Fox Star Studios

Story :

Adi is a young game designer from Lucknow who dreams of emigrating to the US and living the American dream. At a chance encounter during his friend’s wedding, he meets Tara. She is a recent architecture school graduate working in an architecture firm. She dreams of going to Paris to pursue higher education. The cheerful banter soon gives way to a conversation where both Adi and Tara realize that they strongly feel that marriage isn’t for them and move in together until the time they go their separate ways when career comes calling. With only 10 days left and parting imminent, Adi & Tara are forced to confront some matters of the heart.

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Ok Jaanu Movie Review :

Ok Jaanu (2017) Movie Review By Gulf News

Shaad Ali’s directorial OK Jaanu is a sweet love story. But of the saccharine kind. It’s disappointing to see a man of Mani Ratnam’s calibre pen a story that loses its plot as it keeps presenting the same thing over and over again in slightly different settings. Yes, we get that Adi (Aditya Roy Kapur) and Tara (Shraddha Kapoor) are discovering their feelings for each other and the song and dance in the rain is all necessary. But Ali could have easily established that in three scenes rather than using the entire first half of the film — and then carrying on the humdrum after the interval.Moreover, Kapur and Kapoor are nothing like the ardent lovers from Aashiqui 2. The spark we witnessed between the actors in the other film seems to have been doused by the rain in this one. Keep this one for the television premiere.
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Rating : 1.5/5

Ok Jaanu (2017) Movie Review By Masala

Ok Jaanu is an easy breezy watch without any major crisis. The characters have depth…that of my morning masala chai. The story has layers…that of my lachcha paratha. There’s hardly any dilemma, any major cross roads that lead to any soul stirring, damn-I-can’t-decide- moment! Ok Jaanu doesn’t convince you with the couple’s fear against marriage. Neither does it showcase real career problems. The parents and family are also such boring cardboard characters. You can see the climax well in advance but can hardly see any logic or reasoning in their change of hearts.
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Rating : 2.5/5

Ok Jaanu (2017) Movie Review By Financial Express

Shraddha and Aditya bring to life the chemistry that we adored in Aashiqui, so that definitely works in favour of OK Jaanu. What doesn’t is that it’s eerily similar to last year’s Befikre. Not just in terms of theme, but also that plight of two capable actors having nothing to work with other than cliched scenes about live-in complications. Such things are glossed over and traded in for a make-out fest in the first half of the film and a feelings fest in the second half.
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Rating : 2.5/5