Oka Manasu Movie Review, Rating, Story & Collections
Oka Manasu is an upcoming Telugu film written and directed by Rama Raju Gottimukkala. It features Naga Shourya and Niharika Konidela in the lead roles, which marks Niharika’s debut in Telugu cinema. The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 24 June 2016. The movie has 9 audio tracks, all composed by Sunil Kashyap. Songs are penned by Ramajogayya Sastry and Bhaskarabhatla Ravikumar. The music was launched on May 18, 2016 with members of mega family like Nagendra Babu, Ram Charan, Varun Tej, Sai Dharam Tej, Allu Arjun as chief guests. Right now today the movie has released at last and here the movie completed review.
Cast & Crew
- Naga Shourya as Surya
- Niharika Konidela as Sandhya
- Rao Ramesh as Surya’s father
- Krishna Bhagavan
- Srinivas Avasarala
- Vennela Kishore
- Directed by: Rama Raju Gottimukkala
- Produced by: Madhura Sreedhar Reddy, Dr.Krishna Bhatta (KKNKTV), A.Abhinay
- Written by: Rama Raju Gottimukkala
- Screenplay by: Rama Raju Gottimukkala
- Story by: Rama Raju Gottimukkala
- Starring: Naga Shourya, Niharika Konidela
- Music by: Sunil Kashyap
- Production Company: Madhura Entertainment, TV9
- Release dates: 24 June 2016
- Country: India
- Language: Telugu
ALLINDIAJOURNAL.COM Oka Manasu Movie Rating: 2.5/5
Oka Manasu Movie Review & Story
Surya (Naga Shourya) a youth whose aim is to become an MLA to accomplish his Father’s desire. All of a sudden, A House Surgeon Sandhya (Niharika) arrives into his life and they both fall in love with each other. Despite the fact Niharika doesn’t want Surya to be in politics, neither she was able to stop him nor end the relationship. In the meantime, Surya faces arrest due to a settlement matter and gets released on bail later three years. In spite of everything, the case still carries on worrying him and his future will be in danger. A situation forces Sandhya to keep distance from Surya. What kind of choice has she taken & how did it affect both of them forms rest of the Storyline!
Naga Shourya character as an hopeful MLA is the top one in his career. Complete Marks for his matured performance showing the struggle of a lover who has been fronting unfavourable circumstances. Above all, He surpassed himself in the Second Half.
Niharika’s presentation isn’t bad either. Despite the fact that the debutante performed fine in few scenes, she seemed inexperienced in others. A skilled actress might have done more justice to the character. Overall Niharika failed to match Naga Shourya.
Rao Ramesh up till now once more steals the show. He breathes life into the character of Hero’s Father. Even Pragathi does honestly well. Srinivas Avasarala, Raja Ravindra and Nagineedu were good.
Last 30 Minutes
All the Specialists have contributed to the best of their capabilities for ‘Oka Manasu’ movie. Sunil Kasyap’s Songs and BGM were in faultless sink with the subject. Even the lyrics were meaningful. Cinematography by Raam Reddy is a benefit to the film. He captured the beauty of Vizag and sentiments of Lead Pair so well. Madhura Sreedhar showed that he is producer with distinct taste. It’s truly amazing to see TV9, known for its aggressive approach, co-produce this slow-paced love story. Rama Raju made ‘Oka Manasu’ the way he needs it to be instead of trying to contain fundamentals which connect with present day youth. He, however, leaves a mark of his own with meaningful dialogues. His sincere effort to narrate a love story in a poetic way deserves special mention. But, He wasn’t able to be successful in making it an amusing film.
‘Oka Manasu’ reminds us of Poetry. But, does the present generation have time for poetry or a film narrated in a poetic manner? One needs to have a lot of patience to enjoy such a slow-paced subjects. Hence, It might appeal to a limited section of audience.
All the actors in the movie look and behave normally. Even the conversations were so natural and you don’t get to see cinematic drama at any point. A bit of melodrama and humor could have made the film hit the right chord with the audience.
Rama Raju has increased the dose of dialogues in his Second Flick. At one point, Viewers find the lengthy conversations irritating. People who have fallen in love and come across issues a couple face might connect with the Lead Characters. But, Audience who seek entertainment will end up getting bored.
‘Oka Manasu’ is a simple love story. In the First Half, Some of the scenes were repetitive and better Editing could have been a saving grace. Second Half is much better and Director succeeded in presenting the conflict between Lovers. Pre-Climax and Climax is where the soul exists. But, One need to have a lot of patience to sit in the theaters until then.
Final Verdict: A Slow Motion Love Story!