Okka Ammayi Tappa - Movie Review

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 18:15
Okka Ammayi Tappa (2016)
Cast & Crew: 

Movie: Okka Ammayi Tappa
Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Nithya Menen, Revathi, Ravi Kishen, Ali,Ajay, Thanikella Bharani, Brahmaji, Rahul Dev, Saptagiri, Thagubothu Ramesh, Nalini and others
Music: Mickey J Meyer
Lyrics: Sri Mani, Shashi Jyothsna, Dr. Meegada Ramalinga Sharma
Cinematography: Chota K Naidu
Art: Chinna
Editing: Goutham Raju
Executive Producer: Alla Rambabu
Co-Producer : Madhavi Vasipalli, Bogadhi Swech Reddy
Producer: Bogadhi Anji Reddy
Story, Screenplay, Directed by: Rajasimha Tadinada
Release date: June 10, 2016
CBFC Rating: U
Runtime: 134 min

What's it about!
On a busy working day, a major accident happens on busy fly-over in IT Zone in Hyderabad. None are hurt in the accident but hundreds of vehicles and people stuck in the traffic. Hours pass but no movement of traffic. A youngster Krishna Vachan (Sundeep Kishan) who is passing through the flyover on his bike sees a beautiful girl (Nithya Menen) in an auto and starts liking her. After few hours, he gets a call from an unknown person that if he doesn't do as per his command that girl in auto will be killed from a sniper gun. Who is that guy? Why has he selected Krishna Vachan to do his mission to blow off the flyover? How does Krishna Vachan come out from this forms the rest of the story?

It seems that Sundeep Kishan has some fascination about stories of about kids falling in love at school. Some of his recent movies have this thread. "Okka Ammayi Tappa" also starts off with this thread - he falling in love with a girl called Mango at 2nd class and looking for her after growing up. The first half of the drama of "Okka Ammayi Tappa" focuses on the childhood story and his chance encounter with the same girl on a busy flyover when he grows up to be young man. 

With some silly comedy sequences, the debutant director Rajasimha (who penned dialogues to some of the hit movies earlier) narrates the first half the drama between Sundeep Kishan and Nithya Menen. Entire first half is eaten by this thread with no entertaining factors. Around the interval time, the director reveals that the movie is all about the protagonist landing in a soup. From there the movie goes on Colin Farrell and Kiefer Sutherland starrer 2002 thriller drama 'Phone Booth'.

In 'Phone Booth', Colin Farell played the role of a movie publicist and the villain (played by Kiefer Sutherland ) is never seen on the screen and the whole set up was believable although Kiefer Sutherland operates from a building aiming his sniper gun at Colin Farell. The situation in that film was that Colin cannot escape from the villain's gun and he can't hang up the phone. But here, no such situation is built up by the director Rajasimha. The hero can easily cut off the call as it is mobile and the heroine can easily run away from auto and hide anywhere on the flyover. With such glaring flaw, and many illogical scenes, the director drives the drama. 

To cover up the flaws in the story, he has added some jingoism. Though those jingoistic scenes do not add much value to the story, they have worked out because of its nature. The movie is interesting only at this point of the time. 

Ali as American guy who comes for Pelli Choopulu is a beaten to death comedy. When people are stuck up in traffic jam for hours, Prudhvi, Tagubothu Ramesh and other comedians doing comedy on that fly-over is silly.
Except for technical values, the movie doesn't boast any good merits. Even the performances including Sundeep Kishan, Nithya Menen and main villain Ravi Kishan are perfunctory. Less said about the rest of the cast members the best. 

Among the technicians, senior cameraman Chota K Naidu's work is very impressive. So is the work by art director. The movie's graphical work is also perfect. The scenes on Hitech City Flyover is filmed with great perfection (Set work+CG work). Musical score by Mickey J Meyer is bare minimum. Editing is okay.
Director Rajasimha has shown his mark in his dialogue writing but as screenplay writer and director he hardly impresses.

Bottom-line: From logic-less plot to the execution of first half, 'Okka Ammayi Tappa' has many issues. Except for couple of sequences in the second half, it totally disappoints.