Oka Laila Kosam Telugu Movie Review
Oka Laila Kosam has a start which is similar to millions of Telugu films. The hero, Karthik (Naga Chaitanya) is a happy go lucky lad who wants to take a break after his studies and enjoy for an year. In his holiday, he bumps in to Nandana (Pooja Hegde) and falls for her instantly. Incidentally. Karthik's father Chandrakanth (Suman) and Nandana's father Ramprasad (Shayaji Shinde) are good friends and they decide to marry both of them. However Nandana always hates Karthik for trivial reasons but agrees to marriage. A sudden twist happens in their life and whether they get together or not, forms the rest of the storyline.
Talking about performances, this performance can be termed as second carrer best to Naga Chaitanya after Manam. He even had put in good effort in dances too. Pooja Hegde had shown good improvement from her debut film, Mask. She is very impressive and looks like future prospect. Dubbing of Chinmayi suited very well. Shyammala, Madhu are okay. Shayaji Shinde, Suman Talwar, Rohini and Sudha have done justice to their part. Ali made his presence felt as Pandu and managed to bring good laughs from the audience. Posani Krishna Murali, Josh Ravi even Vennala Kishore were average in little roles and others are fine.
Vijay Kumar Konda has come up with a story which has a very little substance but the screenplay is totally spineless and lacks punch. The story is very predictable once the twist is revealed. The film has several routine scenes which are inspired from several films like Dil, Aatadistha, Lovely, Mass, Nuvu Vasthanante Nenundantanna etc. The film gets a bit too melodramatic in the second half and tests out patience. All this leaves Editor Praveen Pudi as a culprit. I.Andrew's camera has produced some memorable visuals and the landscapes of Switzerland are picturesque.
The music from Anoop Rubens has some beautiful tracks like Oka Laila Kosam and O Meri Janejana are good. But the background score shows desperation from the music director but totally falls flat. Costumes by Neeraja Kona are not impressive. Fights (by Vijay-Ram Lakshman-Venkat) deserve a special applause. Production Values of Annapurna Studious are grand.
Oka Laila Kosam has some good scenes and sizzling chemistry between the lead pair. But the screenplay and treatment is a total let down. First half of the film is flat with out any excitement, whereas the drama in the second half doesn't hold. Finally, the film ends up as one more mediocre fare for Naga Chaitanya.