Sharwanand's new movie the long forgotten bilingual entertainer Oke Oka Jeevitham which got delayed due to covid pandemic is releasing on September 9, 2022. The film's teaser, trailer, and songs gave an impression that it is a feel-good entertainer. Ritu Varma and Amala Akkineni played key roles in the film directed by Shree Karthik. Let us find out what Oke Oka Jeevitham offered to movie lovers.
The story is all about a youngster's love for his mother and how he is unable to overcome her loss and achieve his goal. Aadi (Sharwanand) is a good singer but due to a lack of confidence and fear fails to make use of the chances his girlfriend Vaishnavi (Ritu Varma) gets. Similarly, his friend Seenu (Vennela Kishore), a real estate broker is not well versed in English due to a lack of education, and Chaitu (Priyadarshi), rejects all the matches finding fault with everyone.
They look back at their lives and repent for the missed opportunities, like Aadi missing his mother (Amala Akkneni), Chaitu neglecting a girl Seetha who liked him during his childhood, and Seenu ignoring his studies.
However, when they come across quantum physicist Paul (Nassar), they get a godsent opportunity. To find out more about the godsent opportunity and the twists and turns associated with it, enjoy Oke Oke Jeevitham on the screen.
Artists, Technicians Review
Oke Oka Jeevitham's story is an emotional drama against the backdrop of time travel. Director Shree Karthik blended both emotional drama and time travel in a beautiful and effective manner. He tried to be creative and for that, he should be complimented for his attempt. Shree Karthik did not try to load the story with commercial elements and proceeded with clarity of thought. The entire first half goes in a smooth manner. Viewers get a feeling of watching something unique and novel story in the time travel backdrop. He got the optimum performances from his cast and crew. The first half ends on an interesting and entertaining note with a good and unexpected twist signaling the powerful interval bang.
This set the tone for the more exciting and thrilling second half. But Shree Karthik, while paying more attention to the time travel and in his quest to embed the emotions in a powerful manner to create a maximum impact loses the plot. He ended up confusing shifting to and fro between the timelines and with illogical scenes creeping in, viewers will be left scratching their heads. While highlighting the emotions and the childhood scenes, the 80s and 90s episodes a too far-fetched and left dragged. This decreased the interest levels but little comedy involving the kids and especially Vennela Kishore helped the film from experiencing a freefall.
Shree Karthik though selected an interesting story loaded with good emotions between a mother and a son but while connecting it with the time travel concept, he missed many logics. First and foremost the same characters exist in the same timeline. Sharwanand, Vennela Kishore, and Priyadarshi co-exist in the same timelines and even converse with each other. Generally, it looks impossible and many films which dealt with the timeline concepts never touched upon such a complex plot. Shree Karthik initially emerged successful mainly due to the humor involved in it. The humor made people ignore these highly technical and complex points. But the lack of humor and increase in emotions in the second half exposed these flaws and drawbacks and impact the film in a drastic manner. Finally, for all the fun, frills, and thrills in the first half, everything was undone in the second half with the overdose of sentiment which slowed the pace of the film.
While Sharwanand is at his usual best without overdoing anything and slipped into the role effortlessly, Vennela Kishore and Priyadarshi performed in a natural and realistic manner wowing all with their witty one-liners. For that one should congratulate the dialogue writer Tharun Bhaskar. Sharwanand and Amala's roles came out quite well. They performed quite well taking the film forward with their expressions and emotions. Vennela Kishore and Priyadarshi are at their hilarious best. Ritu Varma got a short and sweet role and she stole the hearts of all as a girl who is concerned about her lover and also the way she showed variations in expressions when she sees the young kids. Others like Ali, Ravi Raghavendra, Yog Japee, Madhunandan performed according to their roles.
Amala Akkineni showcased her experience coming out with strong expressions in the role of a mother who cares for her son a lot and tries her best to help him overcome his shortcomings. Nassar is good in the role of a scientist while Jay Adithya,Nithyaraj , and Hitesh played the kids' role in a beautiful manner.
Jakes Bejoy came up with melancholic tunes elevating emotions in a perfect manner. It connected chords with the movie lovers. All the songs are situational and in sync with the storyline. Nee Padalaku Muvvalu Naa song is beautifully tuned, exceptionally shot, and beautifully choreographed. The song made an impact on the viewers. The same is the case with other songs like Okate Kadha,Maari Poye, Amma song. Background music took movie lovers into the story within minutes of the narration. The cinematography of Sujith Sarang showcased the various timelines in a realistic way paying attention to even the minute details. Sreejith Sarang's editing is ok but could have been better especially in the second half. However one feels that the confusing story and the script prevented him from doing so. Dialogues of Tharun Bhaskar are effective and the spontaneity is highlighted which made an instant impression.
Ø Sharwanand, Amala's emotional scenes
Ø Vennela Kishore, Priyadarshi's comedy
Ø BGM, Music
Ø Screenplay, Direction
Ø Convoluted narration
Altogether, Oke Oka Jeevitham is all about a youngster overcoming his fears and realize his dreams. The film directed by Shree Karthik with the trailer and teaser impressed viewers with the feel-good elements. Despite the delayed release, Sharwanand's Oke Oka Jeevitham made the right noise. Shree Karthik emerged successful in offering what people wanted in an interesting and exciting manner in the first half balancing the time travel concept and human emotions in a hilarious manner. But in the second half, he ended up not only confusing himself but also confusing everyone going into the complex nature of the time travel. Had Shree Karthik avoided it, Oke Oka Jeevitham would have been an emotional and hilarious time travel entertainer ticking all the boxes right. But as Shree Karthick ended up with confusing screenplay and direction and losing the plot completely, Cinejosh goes with a 2.5 rating for Oke Oka Jeevitham.