Starring : Samantha, Naga Shourya, Lakshmi, Rao Ramesh, Rajendra Prasad, Teja Sajja
Director : BV Nandini Reddy
Producers : Suresh Babu, Sunitha Tati, TG Vishwa Prasad, Hyunwoo Thomas Kim
Music Director : Mickey J Meyer
Cinematographer : Richard Prasad
Editor : Junaid Siddiqui
Samantha has been promoting her latest film Oh Baby on an aggressive note from quite some time now. The film has finally made its way to theaters today. Let’s see how it is.
Baby(Lakshmi) is a hyper old lady who runs a canteen on her own. Her dominating nature is not liked by her daughter in law. Because of a small family feud, Baby is kicked out of the house. But strange things happen in her life and Baby gets a wish to become this young lady and lead her life once again. Rest of the story is as to how the new and young Baby(Samantha) makes use of this opportunity and enjoys her life peacefully.
Even though the film is a remake, the manner in which Nandini Reddy has set the film in Telugu nativity is superb. She has excelled in her work and Oh Baby is Nandini’s best work to date.
It is very hard to put in words as to what Samantha has done with Oh Baby. She owns the film completely and takes you on a ride with her emotional, witty, and career-best performance. You will see Samantha the actress and not the star in the film. All her scenes with Rajendra Prasad and the climax with Rao Ramesh will bring tears to your eyes for sure. Be it her dressing to her comedy timing, Sam proves that she in top form in her career right now.
One cannot imagine the film without Rajendra Prasad. He is so good as Sam’s best friend and the senior actor shares superb chemistry with Samantha. His expressions are hilarious in the film. The first fifteen holds the key for the film and for this part to be set right, senior actor Lakshmi plays a major role with her experienced performance which sets the tempo nicely.
Naga Shourya looks handsome and is neat in his supporting role. Rao Ramesh gets an emotional role and the family values that are showcased through his role are just amazing and are a major plus to the film. Child actor turned hero, Teja does a good job in his first film. He gets a meaty role and impresses completely. Sunaina is very good as the nagging daughter of Rajendra Prasad.
Pragati is apt in her role and evokes good emotions. The first half of the film is packed well with hilarious comedy and sensible emotions. The climax has been executed well and the manner in which things are ended also looks complete.
The second half of the film is a tad slow and lenghty. The proceedings could have been trimmed to make things better.
The proceedings get a bit predictable in the second half as the tempo slows down and make things a bit dull here and there.
The production values of the film are top notch as the film looks rich in many areas. The film has a heartwarming feel and that is beautifully captured by the cameraman. Editing is just about okay as ten minutes could have been chopped off. Samantha has been styled superbly and so was Naga Shourya. Music by Mickey J Meyer is superb but his BGM was awesome.
Special credit should go to Chinmayi as her dubbing has given a special push to Sam’s performance. Coming to the director Nandini Reddy, she has done an amazing job with the film. The manner in which she showcased Samantha and narrated the film in an emotional manner with good values and clean entertainment is too good.
One the whole, Oh Baby is a heartwarming family drama which touches your heart completely. Beautiful emotions, good comedy, family values and romance, this film has it all. The film has a good connectivity factor which everyone can relate to easily. Samantha has upped her game to another level with this film and she will surely pull the crowds to the theaters with her career-best performance. Telugu cinema is truly churning out the best content oriented films in recent times and Oh Baby is one such film which should not be missed.
Oh ! baby LIVE UPDATES:
With a small surprise towards the end, the film comes to an end. Keep watching the space for the complete reviewDate & Time : 06:20 AM July 05, 2019
Few more family scenes are going onDate & Time : 06:10 AM July 05, 2019
After a few family emotional scenes, now its time for Maha Adhbhutham songDate & Time : 05:55 AM July 05, 2019
Emotional scenes are on between Samantha and Rajendra PrasadDate & Time : 05:40 AM July 05, 2019
A few more fun scenes are on between Sam and Shaurya. Fourth song Naalo Maimarapu going on nowDate & Time : 05:28 AM July 05, 2019
Time for Aakasam Lona song. The film went back to flashback. Adivi Sesh cameo as Baby’s husbandDate & Time : 05:20 AM July 05, 2019
A few dramatic scenes are on between Sam and Naga ShauryaDate & Time : 05:12 AM July 05, 2019
Some comedy scenes are going on between Rajendra Prasad and Rao RameshDate & Time : 05:07 AM July 05, 2019
Post-interval crucial scenes are on between Samantha and Rajendra Prasad. Sam reveals the actual story to Rajendra PrasadDate & Time : 05:06 AM July 05, 2019
First Half Report : So far, the film is good with a refreshing narration. Samantha is the show stealer and her performance brings a lot of depth to the proceedings in the first half. Have to wait and see how the latter half turns out to be.Date & Time : 05:02 AM July 05, 2019
The film comes halfway on a funny note. Break nowDate & Time : 05:00 AM July 05, 2019
Naga Shaurya falls for Samantha and starts following her. The proceedings are narrated in an entertaining manner.Date & Time : 04:50 AM July 05, 2019
Samantha, the updated younger version of Lakshmi comes as a tenant to Rajendra Prasad’s house. Few more fun scenes are going onDate & Time : 04:33 AM July 05, 2019
Time for Oh Baby song. Sam’s screen presence is superb and her cute acting is adorable on the screenDate & Time : 04:24 AM July 05, 2019
Jagapathi Babu’s character makes an entry at a crucial junction and helps old Baby (Lakshmi) to turn into the younger version (Samantha). Fun is ON!!!Date & Time : 04:18 AM July 05, 2019
A few emotional scenes are on between Rajendra Prasad and LakshmiDate & Time : 04:10 AM July 05, 2019
Character artist Pragathi has been introduced as Baby’s(Lakshmi) daughter-in-law. A few family scenes are going onDate & Time : 04:03 AM July 05, 2019
Rajendra Prasad and Lakshmi are being showcased as good old friends. Now, Naga Shaurya makes an entry as a program coordinator for a musical showDate & Time : 03:58 AM July 05, 2019
Movie takes off with Rao Ramesh’s class in a medical college regarding old people psychology. Senior artists Rajendra Prasad and Laxmi come in as medical college canteen owners. A few comedy scenes are on nowDate & Time : 03:49 AM July 05, 2019
Hi…the film has just started and its duration is 160 minutesDate & Time : 03:42 AM July 05, 2019
An interesting teaser has been released from Samantha’s upcoming “Oh Baby ” film directed by lady director Nandini Reddy .
While the film is remake of South Korean film” Miss Grany”,Samantha plays a 70 years character.This is touted to be a 70 yrs old lady’s biography, how does she behave when 20 yrs girl gets into her.
A funny teaser covered all characters in the film. The sleek cut of snippet is impressive yet interesting.
However, this is Sam’s yet another lady orientation film. Off late she has done a few.
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