sundep kishan has been aggressively promoting his latest movie, okka ammayi tappa, for the past few days. Also starring Nithya Menen, this movie has finally hit the screens. let’s see if sundeep kishan’s hard work pays off or not.
krishna vachan (sundeep kishna) is a young boy who is searching for his childhood sweetheart, mango (nithya menon). One fine day, he gets stuck in a huge traffic jam on the high-tech city overpass. there, he sees mango and starts flirting with her not knowing that he is the same girl he is looking for.
In the midst of all this chaos, he receives a phone call from a feared gangster named Anwar(Ravi Kissan) who is behind this massive traffic jam. Anwar starts blackmailing Krishna by telling him that he will kill his sweetheart if he doesn’t turn on the bomb that has been planted under the overpass.
what will krishna do now? how will he save all these people trapped on the overpass from this bomb? that forms the rest of the story.
The story of the movie is quite interesting and it has been nicely set in the middle of the hi-tech city overpass. Sundeep Kishan is the one and only attraction in this thriller. From the very first frame, Sundeep carries out her role with sincerity and does her best as Krishna. Her acting during the climax and certain confrontation scenes with Ravi Kissan have been well executed.
The last 20 minutes of the movie are decent and have some interesting moments. the suspense involving ravi kissan and all the twists shown during this time is pretty good. sundeep kishan’s chemistry with nithya is decent. pruthivi is fine in her cameo.
Although the story of the film is quite strong, the narration is what hinders the overall experience. the film suffers from a major dullness in the first half. not much happens during this time and the actual start of the story begins during the interval block. the logic is messed up and there are many scenes that lack clarity.
there were many possibilities for the director to introduce comedy, romance and many more elements. even though he did all of that, none of them work one bit. the film wanders here and there without any clarity. Yet another drawback is that the film lacks important emotions, as they don’t connect well with the audience.
Ali’s comedy irritates the audience a lot and there are certain loud scenes that could have been toned down a lot. Surprisingly, Nithya Menen doesn’t have much to do in the film. she has a very weak role as the entire movie is dominated by sundeep kishan.
chota k naidu’s camera work is quite good as the overpass and surrounding areas have been beautifully created and displayed. Although the cg work is below average in certain areas, chota’s clever camera work covers it up nicely. the overpass was installed and all the artwork is decent. movie script is a big setback as many scenes lack connectivity and have not been set up well.
As for director rajasimha, he has chosen a decent story, but it completely fails in the first half. there were so many things he could have done with the movie, but he loses track during this time. it’s just during the second half, he puts things together and ends the movie well.
okka ammayi tappa is a film that falls into no man’s land. the film, which could have been a very good experience, is bogged down by mediocre and dated storytelling. if you manage to keep your expectations in check and make it through the sloppy first half, you’ll end up liking the movie, for its unique story and engaging last half hour.
123telugu.com rating: 2.75/5
reviewed by 123telugu team
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