Starring : Allu Sirish, Surbhi, Srinivas Avasarala, Seerat Kapoor
Director : Vi Anand
Producer : Chakri Chigurupati
Music Director : Mani Sharma
The Allu Sirish and Surabi starrer, Okka Kshanam has been promoted well all over. Directed by VI Anand, this film has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is
Jeeva(Allu Sirish) and Jo(Surabi) are a couple who are neck deep in love. When everything seems to be going well in their life, they come across a couple played by Srinivas Avasarala and Seerat Kapoor who are going through a lot in their marriage. To their shock, they find out that whatever is happening in the couple’s life is getting repeated in their lives as well.
Upset with this, they come to know that it is a parallel life concept which is happening in their lives too. The twist in the tale arises when Seerat Kapoor gets killed all of a sudden and things go haywire. So, keeping the parallel concept in mind, will Jo get killed too? and How will Jeeva handle these situations? That forms the rest of the story.
Allu Sireesh has done a fine job in the role of Jeeva. He could have been much expressive to make his performance much better. He managed to play the role of Jeeva with the skills he know. Surabhi is good as Jyotshna and she is beautiful. Srinivas Avasarala is superb. He did good job in playing his role. Seerat Kapoor is fine. Prabhas Seenu is humorous. Jaya Prakash, Kasi Viswanath and Rohini are good. Praveen is effective in his brief role. Dasari Kiran Kumar is good. Raghu Karumanchi, Viva Harsha and Sudharshan Reddy are good. All other actors performed well.
Music by Mani Sharma
Cinematography by Shyam K Naidu is decent as he carried the film’s mood throughout. Editing by Chota K Prasad is good and he kept the proceedings short and crispy. Music by Mani Sharma is just about okay but his background score is good. Production values for this limited budget film are good.
Coming to the director VI Anand, he has done a decent job by attempting a different genre in Telugu films. The way he narrated the first half is good but he makes things a bit routine during the climax part. Otherwise, he has connected the parallel life points quite well and makes things interesting for the audience.
On the whole, Okka Kshanma is a concept based thriller which has some interesting moments throughout. The engaging concept, decent suspense, and well-narrated proceedings are basic assets. The film will easily be liked by the overseas and multiplex audience. If you ignore the slightly slower pace and a typical climax, this film has some thrilling elements and makes for an interesting watch this weekend. Go for it.