Movie names have always been important in Indian cinema, especially in Kollywood. They help us get an early idea about the film. Titles usually give you an insight into the nature of the movie. But here is a title which expresses the feelings of the audience. Director M.Rajesh has come up with his 3rd flick ‘Oru Kal Oru Kannadi’ (A stone and a mirror) (OKOK). A stone to hit yourself with it and a mirror to look at your bleeding self and say ‘Serves you right for watching this movie’. Let’s work more on lines of the title and see how ‘OK’ everything about the movie is.
Saravanan (Udhayanidhi Stalin) and Partha (Santhanam) are really close friends. Saravanan falls in love with Meera (Hansika Motwani), daughter of the deputy commissioner of police (Thank God it’s not the assistant commissioner’s daughter anymore! Oh wait, there’s no big difference). After Saravanan’s innumerable wooing attempts Meera finally falls for him. As they say, the rest is history! Ok it’s not. Let’s just not talk about it! Even Vijaykanth’s long list of terrorist capturing movies will have a better story line. So, our first, NOT OK.
On the 13th of April, Superstar Rajnikanth apparently challenged Prabhu Deva for a one on one dance contest! Yes, all the motivation after seeing Udhayanidhi’s dance moves in OKOK. The Superstar’s dance moves are not the funniest anymore afterall! Please let’s not talk about his acting; S.J.Surya is waiting to challenge Kamalhaasan. NOT OK. Oh wait, we dint talk about Hansika. Where are you Namitha? It’s obvious from the film that the Director did not have any story whatsoever but has just summed up a sequence of scenes which are capable of being humorous just to try and recreate the Santhanam magic. NOT OK.
SANTHANAM. He deserves the caps for sure. He’s the only person who drives the film. He’s extremely funny and he’s the true hero, heroine, villain, Director, Producer, PRO, ok enough- of the movie. VERY OK. But even the dialogues are funny only when he delivers them. Udhayanidhi’s dialogues in the film are plain boring. Yes, the way it is delivered matters. Sadly Udhayanidhi’s delivery has been bluntly aborted. NOT OK. The railways department was initially planning to screen the film for all passengers who’re travelling in the train from Kanyakumari to Kashmir. But since the movie is too long to be covered in this short journey, they decided against it. NOT OK.
Director Rajesh, as usual, seems to be hit by a recession of song videos. NOT OK. And who do we have for the music? Harris Jayaraj! Forget the songs; he has gone a step higher in this film by flicking even the BGM. Even though the songs are cliché, they are a massive hit already. To be truthful- all credits go to the lyricist Na.Muthukumar, the true crowd puller. The worst of the lot has to be Balasubramaniem’s camera work. Too plain and ineffective. Ok, that was not true. The worst part is Vivek Harshan’s editing. His irritatingly abrupt cuts make this movie worse (Yes, it is possible).
Overall,OKOK is a film. Ok, just kidding.
OKOK! Wait for Santhanam comedy clips to come in Tamil comedy channels!