Sundeep Kishan's latest outing, "Okka Ammayi Thappa," which has been directed by Rajasimha Tadinada, has received negative reviews and average ratings from film critics.
"Okka Ammayi Thappa" is about a young guy, Krishna Vachan (Sundeep Kishna), who is in search of his childhood sweetheart, Mango (Nithya Menon). He receives a call from dreaded gangster Anwar (Ravi Kissan) when he is stuck in a traffic jam on a flyover. Anwar threatens to kill Mango, if he does not ignite the bomb planted under the flyover. What happens next forms the rest of the story.
Critics say "Okka Ammayi Thappa" has an interesting and intriguing subject, most of which happens on the flyover, but director Rajasimha Tadinada has failed to execute it on screen. This concept needed to have a strong and taut screenplay, but the director has failed in that aspect. He has included masala elements like comedy and action, but they do not help his cause.
Sundeep Kishan and Nithya Menen, who have played the lead roles, have delivered wonderful performances in "Okka Ammayi Thappa." The amazing chemistry between the two is the highlight of the movie. Ravi Kissan, Prudhviraj and others have done justice to their roles. Chota K Naidu's camera work and Mickey J Meyer's music are big attractions on the technical front.
"Okka Ammayi Thappa" has been rated an average of 2 out of 5 stars. We bring here some critics' reviews and ratings for the movie. Continue to see them in the "Okka Ammayi Thappa" review roundup:
The script is nine years old, so is the execution. A concept which had so much to offer falls flat under distracted direction. The movie pans out in an inescapable traffic jam. It's probably a subtext that the audience should watch it only if they have that kind of free time to kill.
The director indulges in a bit of sermonising through Tanikella Bharani on religious harmony. He makes valid points that are wasted in a film that makes you look towards the exit door. The amateurishness on the technical front, if at all, can be overlooked in a small budget film. But the lackadaisical writing? The final showdown between Krishna and Anwar (Ravi Kishan) also falls flat.
Okka Ammayi Tappa is a film which falls in no man's land. The film which could have been a very good experience is bogged down by some mediocre and out dated narration. If you manage to keep your expectations in check and sit through the sloppy first half, you will end up liking the film, for its unique story and interesting last half an hour.
Sundeep Kishan has definitely given his best and he will definitely won't go in bad books of film makers. But this movie won't pay off ! Screenplay was made in such a way to lighten tense situation with humour. But unfortunately, humour is too bland. And Nithya menen is completely wasted. The only good thing about the movie is the pre-climax which happens for 25 minutes.
The script has highs and lows, while the premise may not excite many. The execution should have fared better. Rajasimha's scripting may work well with sections of the audience. The jury is still out.