MUMBAI: If there’s one factor to be mentioned for Shaad Ali, it is that he’s an excellent pupil. Ali faithfully followed Tamil director Mani Ratnam, helping him on several films and remaking one of the latter’s very best romantic films “Alaipayuthey” in Hindi as “Saathiya”. After a few failed outings at the field place of job in latest years, Ali returns with a remake of Ratnam’s 2015 hit “O Kadhal Kanmani”.
possibly it is on account of Ali’s faithfulness to Ratnam, or possibly for the reason that source subject material is so robust, it is tough to get “O Kadhal Kanmani” out of your head whereas gazing “good enough Jaanu”. while ‘Kanmani’ wasn’t within the league of Ratnam’s earlier movies, it used to be massively enjoyable as a result of the 2 electrical lead actors, Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen.
In “ok Jaanu”, Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur have an awfully tough act to follow. They play Adi, a online game developer, and Tara, an architect. The duo meet in Mumbai, and give each different the usual spiel about being invested of their careers and not excited by marriage. however love blossoms quickly, and so they realize that living a commitment-free life will not be that easy.
Their relationship is contrasted with the lives of the couple (Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson) they are living with as paying guests. As Adi and Tara undergo their usaand downs, they find classes within the older couple dwelling out the night of their lives with every other.
for many who have watched the original film, none of this is new. Ali’s copy is as fervent and as senseless as a student who copies from the guy sitting next to him during an exam. each full cease and comma is mentioned down with out an unique thought. And whereas Ali can get away with copying his mentor’s film scene for scene, chemistry is something that can’t be replicated.
both Kapur and Kapoor are trying laborious to carry the identical sparking chemistry as Salmaan and Menen, and achieve elements. but it is not sufficient. Even for that restricted success, they can thank cinematographer Ravi ok Chandran, who infuses the scenes with such warm lights, and shoots the younger couple on their jaunts through Mumbai with such panache, that it’s exhausting to not like them.
Even then, there is something to be mentioned for a film that takes a drained romantic trope and turns it right into a tale on the way to deliver a smile to your face. however any credit score should go to Mani Ratnam. Ali and his cast are basically transcribers here