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Review : Okkadine – A messed up revenge saga
Okkadine-Poster Release date: 14 Feb 2013
Director : Srinivas Raga
Producer : C V Reddy
Music Director : Karthik
Starring : Nara Rohith, Nithya Menon, Naga Babu


Nara Rohit’s ‘Okkadine’ has finally released today after a considerable delay and the movie has Nithya Menen as the heroine. Srinivas Raga has directed this movie and C.V.Reddy is the producer. The film’s music has been composed by Karthik. Let us see how ‘Okkadine’ is.

Story :

Shailaja (Nithya Menen) is the daughter of a rich businessman named Shivaji (Sai Kumar). She comes home to India for a vacation and heads to a resort near Vishakhapatnam, owned by Sreenu Mama (Nagababu), to relax for a few days.

She comes across Surya (Nara Rohit) there and falls in love with his family. Love slowly blossoms between them and she reveals her intentions to her father Shivaji, who approves. The story takes a twist at this point and Shailaja realises that all that she has experienced is an illusion.

Surya reveals that Shivaji has another side to him and the story now turns into a revenge drama. Shailaja now has to choose between her father and Surya. Whose side does she pick? What is the other side of Shivaji?

That forms the story of Okkadine.

Plus Points :

Nara Rohit tried his best to salvage this movie but there is only so much he can do when he is severely limited by an atrocious screenplay and poor direction. He has done a decent job in action sequences. Nithya Menen looks cute and adorable.

Naga Babu is good and his brief fight in the second half with a sickle is one of the extremely few good moments of the film.


Minus Points :

The film suffers from an atrocious screenplay and there are terrible bloopers in the movie. A dead body kills the main villain in the climax fight. Yes, you read that right. A dead body is used to kill the main villain in the climax. What was the motive behind such a scene? There are tons of other ways in which the villain could have been killed off if the director did not want the hero to do it.

The placement of songs in the film leaves a lot to be desired. The item song ‘Puttintollu Tharimesaru’ and a folk song are massive speed breakers. None of the songs really make an impression.

The family scenes involving Kota Srinivasa Rao, Sudha, Rohit and Nithya are very superficial and they seem a little over the top at times. There is no strong emotional conviction in the scenes and they end up making viewers irritated.

Seasoned artistes like Kota Srinivasa Rao,Sai Kumar, Bannerjee, Srinivasa Reddy etc have been wasted in silly roles. Brahmanandam has been given a very bad characterization as investigative reporter Sodhan. Ali fails to make an impression as a thief.

Technical Aspects :

Andrew has helmed the camera for this film but the cinematography is surprisingly mediocre. Editing is very poor and about 20 minutes could have been easily chopped off from the movie. Dialogues are very average.

Srinivas Raga’s direction leaves a lot to be desired. Production values are very mediocre.

Verdict :

Okkadine is a poorly executed revenge saga. Nara Rohit and Nithya Menen have tried their best to do some damage limitation but they have been thwarted by a very bad screenplay and poor direction.

Reviewed by Mahesh S Koneru
123telugu.com Rating – NA

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