Movie Review: Oru Kal Oru Kannadi ( OK OK )
September 24, 2015
It was probably one of the most eagerly awaited films in the first few months of 2012. Also, it marks the acting debut of producer and DMK leader M Karunanidhi's grandson -- Udhayanidhi Stalin (son of M K Stalin) and he does given the impression that he isn't too overawed facing the camera after being a behind-the-scenes man for some time now.
The smart producer in Udhayanidhi comes to the fore as he has chosen M Rajesh to helm the project which marks his acting debut.
The director is known for his entertaining films with highly commercial subjects and he doesn't disappoint either. Riding the crest on the back of two back-to-back hits -- Siva Mansula Sakthi (SMS) and Boss Engira Baskiran, he has apparently scored a hat-trick with Oru Kal Oru Kannadi (OK OK) a laugh riot.
To say the obvious comedian Santhanam proves an apt foil for Udhayanidhi and the twosome do keep the audience happy for the length of the film. Rajesh in the process proves that his two earlier successes were no fluke and he does it again by sticking to his tried and tested formula.
OK OK was touted to be a laugh-riot with lots of romance and songs thrown in. The beautiful and bubbly Hansika Motwani and good music by Harris Jeyaraj add value to the product.
Now to the storyline --- Saravanan (Udhayanidhi) gets Meera's (Hansika) wedding invitation asking him not to attend. A flashback reveals what transpired between them.
Saravanan and Parthasarathy (Santhanam) are close buddies. The two have enjoy life and spend a lot of time together. Both work in a multiplex. One day, Saravanan comes across Meera and chases her till her house. It is love at first sight apparently for him.
However, she turns down his proposal. Then, Saravanan seeks Parthasarathy's help in the matter. The two goes all out to ensure that Meera okays Saravanan's love. There are several twists and turns but in the end all is well, so to speak.
Rajesh makes no bones about making feel-good entertainers and comes up trumps in the end, yet again.
Udhayanidhi does an adequate job in his first film and seems to enjoy Santhanam's company. Hansika fits the bill as the bubbly heroine while the show-stealer is Santhanam, without a doubt.
His stock has been rising rapidly and is now considered the leading comedian in Tamil cinema. He underlines his importance to the film and has the audience in splits with his one-liners.
Sneha appears in a cameo while Arya and Andrea appear in the climax as it has been the norm in Rajesh's movies.
Seasoned actress Saranya, Azhagamperumal and Shayaji Shinde are also in the cast and do their respective jobs with aplomb. Music director Harris Jeyaraj does what is expected of him and has come up with youthful numbers.
Rajesh has scored again and it should be a hat-trick for him.