Movie Review: Oka Manasu
Producers: Madhura Sreedhar, Dr Krishna Bhatta, A Abhinay
Banner: Madhura Entertainment & TV9
Music: Sunil Kashyap
Cast: Naga Shaurya, Niharika Konidela, Rao Ramesh, Srinivas Avasarala
Release Date: 24th June 2016
It is very crucial day for the Mega Princess Nihraika Konidela, the daughter of Naga Babu and niece of Megastar Chiranjeevi and Power Star Pawan Kalyan as her romantic entertainer drama “Oka Manasu’ is hitting the theaters across the twin cities and in overseas today on 24th June. Mega fans also extended their support for the Niharika. Naga Shourya is playing the lead role. It is directed by Rama Raju and produced by Madhura Sreedhar and TV9. Let’s see the story line:
Story: It is a love story between two young professional a doctor Sandhya (Niharika) and a Politician Surya (Naga Shourya). Rao Ramesh is the father of Surya and he is a small time politician. His ambition is to make his son, MLA. Surya is vey obedient son who can go to any extent for his father. Sandhya falls in the love of Surya. One day Surya kidnaps a relative of home minster who is Dalit and later he went to jail under SC St atrocity act. After getting temporary bail, he comes out of the jail and start living with Sandhya. Sudden twists arises in the story and at this situation, Surya faced a tough challenge to choose between Sandhya or his father. What will be the decision of Surya? form the rest of the story.
Performance: Naga Shourya performed well and stole the show of the movie in the role of obedient son and adoring lover. Niharika has delivered her best and looked very pretty. She carried her role effortlessly. She has a commanding performance and she is authoritative in every frame, but the slow screenplay spoils the entertainment level. The love track is handled between the lead pair is a very boring manner. Actress Pragathi is the role of Niharika’s mother has done good job. Rao Ramesh as a caring and lovable father has done good job. Vennela Kishore, Avasarala Srinivas became fail to give much laugh to the audiences and overacts the part given to them. Rest of the cast are just fillers.
Technical: The background music and song of the movie are good. The editing is below par. Especially during the first half of the movie, the trimming should have been crisper. Production value is low. The supporting stars are completely out of syn. The comedy element could have been even better. Dialogues should have been sharper to create an impact. Lots of scenes are not linear. The cinematography work of the movie is good and the cameraman captured the beauty of Vizag and Araku in a very innovative way. The director fails to make a proper screenplay. There is no engaging screenplay and audience are completely crestfallen. Few scenes are so silly too. Love track between Niharika and Naga Shourya are not executed well.
Analysis: The first debut of Niharika is disappointing. Overall the movie is simple, clean and matured love story but the narration of the movie is very slow and painful. The first half of the movie is completely disaster. The conversation between the lead pair Naga Shourya and Niharika are not effective and all the dialogues in the movie are senseless. The first half of the movie is very slow but climax is heart touching and impressive. The relation between father and son are executed very well. There are lacks of entertainment quotient in the movie. Audiences did not get any watching thing in the movie. The movie fails due to slow narration. There is no engaging screenplay and audience will definitely be disappointed. The script also has lots of loopholes and there is a complete loss of logic in various scene.