Mani Ratnam’s OK Bangaram Review: Dulquer Salman, Nitya Menon at their Best
Much awaited movie is Mani Ratnam finally hit the screens to day in both Telugu and Tamil languages. Ok Bangaram, The movie has Dulquer Salman and Nitya Menon in lead roles with Prakash Raj playing an important role. Music is scored by AR Rahman and cinematography is by PC Sri Ram.
Vijayawada: Nitya and Dulquer are young corporate employees who enjoy their life but don’t like or believe in marriage. Both of them meet in the marriage of a friend and become friends. Latest they shift in to live-in relationship and enjoy for some days. Finally the time arrives when they had to move abroad for their careers. Will they be able to move away without any emotions?
Mani ratnam is one of the creative directors who is failing since a few days. Though this is not one of his fantastic films, this is one of the very decent and a classic movie. First half is good but the second half of the movie is boring for about twenty minutes. Though the story line is new, climax is predictable and routine.
Cinematographer PC Sriram and music director AR Rahman gave life to the movie. PC Sriram’s lighting and visuals are extra ordinary and Rahman’s music elevates the romantic mood. The background music is also very good. OK Bangaram though does not reach the expectations of the audience, it is one of the watchable movies.
Highlights of the movie are AR Rahman’s music, PC Sriram’s photography, beautiful locations, Dulquer Salman and Nitya Menon’s chemistry. Minus points are story lines, routine climax and editing.
Coming to the performance of the lead pair, Dulquer Salman is one of the happening heroes in Malayalam. Nitya Menon is also a popular heroine is all south Indian languages. Chemistry between these two actors is the main strength of the movie. We cannot imagine any other actors in these characters. Young hero Nani has lent his voice for Dulquer Salman for the Telugu version and it proved a plus point for the movie. Go watch the movie to see Mani Ratnam’s romantic poem on celluloid.