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Oh My Friend Review

Oh My Friend Review
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Behind the Movie OMF: Teaming of ‘Dil’ Raju and Siddharth with an intention to repeat the magic of ‘Bommarillu’ raised expectations on OMF. Audio from Rahul Raj topping the charts helped movie to get necessary hype before the release. Let us see, how far ‘Dil’ Raju remained to his trademark?

In the Moive OMF: Chandu (Siddharth) and Siri (Shruti Hasan) are thick childhood friends. While Chandu wanted to be a member of rock band, Siri is a classical dancer. Chandu’s father Kishan (Tanikella) feels that his son doesn’t have clarity on life unlike Siri who takes every step in life very carefully. Siri is in love with Uday (Navdeep), living in USA and they are to get engaged. Soon, Chandu too falls in love with his inter classmate Ritu (Hansika). With help of Siri, he succeeds in winning her love.

Time when everything is looking happy, all four are set on a journey to Kerala where Chandu has to attend a music competition. Things fall apart as misunderstandings creep on the friendship of Chandu and Siri disturbing the relation between Chandu-Ritu and Siri-Uday. Even parents of these two close friends misinterpret their relation as Love and Marriage as the only solution available. How did Chandu, Siri solve their problem? What kind of sacrifice did they make for the sake of society to realize on a friendship between boy and girl forms a meaningful climax..!

Values of the Movie OMF: Story conceived by Venu Sriram is less than wafer thin. His point was straight and the lock was between friendship between a boy, girl. What makes difference here is Venu’s stylish, innovative scripting. As a director, no where did he allow a lag or boring episodes to enter into narration. Tunes composed by Rahul Raj breezed new life and Mani Sharma’s background is very sensible. Cinematography by Vijay K Chakravarthy is top notch that brought enormous richness presented on screen. Editing by Marthand K Venkatesh is alright. Production values of ‘Dil’ Raju are the best.

Performance wise, Siddharth was rocking through out. This is definitely his best performance after ‘Bommarillu.’ Surprisingly Shruti has improved a lot in her histrionics as her Telangana dialect gave required punch to characterization. Hansika looked gorgeous sharing smart kisses from Sid but was definitely out of shape. Navdeep is perfect as a disturbed lover stuck in confused net of Friendship Vs Love. He played major role in climax scenes. Here is an answer on why Tanikella Bharani is called a best actor. Ali’s comedy in Kerala episodes was hilarious to some extent.

Out of the Movie OMF: When director has this kind of a single line rounded subject, obviously it is recommend for running of sub plots that would help the main plot narration get better and interesting. Venu’s thought was differently focused only on the four lead characters along with wonderfully worked out father-son family connection which is again linked to friendship. True that movie drops in pace occasionally but Venu’s research on scripting and ‘Dil’ Raju’s trademark touching scenes lifted emotions immediately. Venu has shown clarity and control on subject which was more felt in closing scenes.  

Can a boy and girl be friends forever? Can society accept this kind of relation? What is the difference between Love and Friendship? These elements are always popular selling points for a movie. Youth would attract to such storylines with in no time. OMF is to easily cash on this sentiment as Venu delivered a decent product. As projection of same on the screen being absolutely stylish, it would be doubtful on how B & C centre audiences would embrace the flick. Nevertheless multiplex and urban viewers are to be certainly impressed. So, Box Office wise there is every chance of OMF having a good life.

Cinejosh Verdict of the Movie OMF: Youthfully Refreshing and a Feel Good Experience.

                                                                             Reviewed by Srivaas

 
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