Okka Ammayi Thappa Telugu Movie Review
A group of terrorists headed by Anwar (Ravikishan) plan to plant a bomb on a flyover after creating a traffic jam. The idea is to blackmail the government for the release of their leader, Aslam (Rahul Dev). Their plan is partly success as 1000s of people with their vehicles gets stranded in the traffic jam that day along with Krishna Vachan (Sundeep Kishan) and Nithya (Nitya Menon). Rest of the story is how the terror attack is foiled and how Krishna finds himself in the episode.
Sundeep Kishan gets yet another very familiar role and he managed to walk through it effortlessly. Nithya Menen is good but gets very little to act as she is mostly confined to sitting in an auto, waiting for the Traffic Jam to be cleared. Ravikishan gets a role equal to that of the hero in screen time but only makes use of it to irritate audience with his loudness. Except for Ali, all the other comedians - Venu Tillu, Fish Venkat, Saptagiri, Thagubothu Ramesh and others failed to get any laughs.
Changing tastes of Telugu audience is prompting film makers to come up with different stories. Okka Ammayi Thappa has all the elements of Bollywood Thriller like A Wednesday. But the problem is that thrillers need to be handled with utmost precision. They need good screenplay and tight narration to drive the point home. But debut director Rajasimha Thadinada failed to get that right. Thrillers need to be honestly dealt. But here the director tried to stuff in an unnecessary love track. It do not carry any feel and at the same time kill the actual purpose. The childhood track is irritating to say the least. Only the communal harmony scenes that come in the Pre-Climax are watchable. Except for Ali track to some extent, Comedy is disappointing.
Finally, Okka Ammayi Thappa is a good subject let down by an inexperienced director who faltered to execute it properly. You can give it a try only if you sit through the entire film for that few good scenes in the second half.