Presenting you the Ok Kanmani Movie Review.
CAST AND CREW
Production: Madras Talkies
Cast: Dulquer Salmaan , Nithya Menon , Prakash Raj and Others
Story/Direction/Screenplay: Mani Ratnam
Music/Background score: AR Rahman
Cinematography: PC Sreeram
Dialogues: Mani Ratnam
Editing: Sreekar Prasad
O kadhal Kanmani(OK Kanmani) is a tamil romantic film written & directed by Maniratnam and produced under his home banner Madras talkies. The film’s lead actors are Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon whereas Prakash raj plays a pivotal role. Music is composed by Oscar winning star AR Rahman and cinematography handled by PC Sreeram. After Alaipayuthe , Mani Ratnam is back were he is at his best “Romance”. Hence the expectations of the movie are sky high as for every Mani Ratnam movie so far. Check out the OK Kanmani Movie Review.
OK Kanmani is a breezy romantic entertainer which has loads of Mani Ratnam touches in it. He has taken a very simple yet complicated storyline which showcases the mindset of youth in this generation in a classy manner. The story is all about Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon who meet each other and fall in love. Their views about marriage , relationships and how they resolve those problems is what the movie all about. Prakash raj in his part along with Leela samson have portrayed roles of older generation.
What works well for the movie is the way how Mani Ratnam has taken the script forward without any unnecessary cliches. He through his characters makes the audience understand the storyline in the very first few minutes itself. Moreover the chemistry between the lead pair works big time and plays a huge part in the story becoming a romantic tale. The views of this younger generation about marriage is debatable but still it is left to individual’s choice. If you are a Mani ratnam fan , there are lot of places in the movie where his trademark touches can be felt.
Coming to the performance of lead actors , Dulquer looks cool , fresh and fits in to the urban role very easily. He has not only showcased himself as a romantic hero ,but also performed equally well in emotional scenes. Nithya menon has given a strong performance which will certainly challenge the other younger heroines. Prakash Raj as usual is at his best. Special mention to Leela Samson , a famous Bharatanatyam dancer making debut in tamil cinema.
“Attakara” ,”Mental Mandhil” stands out among all the songs and more importantly songs don’t hamper the pace of movie which is a big strength. AR Rahman has improvised very much in his background score which shows out in the movie. PC Sreeram has handled the lens brilliantly and his camera work is topnotch.
On the flipside , overall pace of the movie is a big let down especially in the second half. Though one would expect a Mani ratnam film to be slow paced , some neutral fans might not be very impressed with it.
Overall , Ok kanmani is a very bold attempt by Mani Ratnam showcasing the views of younger generation which one can surely give a attempt and watch it in theatres.
PS: If you are a Mani Ratnam fan , please don’t miss this movie.