Film: Oh My Friend
Navadeep, Shruthi Hassan, Hansika, Tanikella Bharani, Ali and others.
Background Score: Manisharma
Cinematography: Vijay K.Chakravarthi
Story, ScreenPlay, Dialogues And Direction: Venu Sriram
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Creations
(Siddharth) and Siri (Shruthi Hassan) are close friends. They have been friends
since their childhood. Chandu does not show interest
on his studies as he wants to become a rock star. On the other hand, Siri goes well with her studies and is very possessive
towards Chandu and cares on his interests. Chandu's father(Tanikella Bharani) doesn't like
the attitude of his son. Meanwhile, Chandu falls in
love with Ritu (Hansika),
who at first hesitates to love him, later accepts his love. Moreover, Siri too loves a guy, Uday (Navadeep). Things take a turn when Uday
meets Chandu for the first time. The close friendship
of Chandu and Siri
irritates him. Same is the situation to Ritu as well.
Eventually both the couples get a break up. Having understood the scenario, Chandu's parents advise him to marry Siri.
Do they agree to marry? What happens with Uday and Ritu? Can Chandu achieve his dream
to become a rock star? Get the answers on big screen.
Siddharth: He exhibited cool and settled performance as
he did in 'Bommarillu'. His cleanly shaven beard and
moustaches and his looks remind us Ameer Khan's looks
in '3 Idiots'. His dialogues with Tanikella Bharani in the climax remind us 'Bommarillu'.
Shruthi Hassan: This is the first movie, which has shown Shruthi's complete beauty and performance. If she got any
negative feedback with her previous movies, this movie may erase all those
criticisms. Her energetic performance in this movie will definitely be helpful
to her in building up a good career.
Hansika: She was bubbly. However, she is in danger
zone to get obesity. Unless she keeps some control over her weight, she will
not get any offers.
Navadeep: His character enters at the interval bang.
He was decent and dignified in his performance.
Others: Ali was given a
couple of scenes to perform. His comedy was terrific. All the scenes of him
were quite entertaining.
Raj's music was new and fresh. All the songs were audible and they were picturized neatly and stylishly. 'Oh My Friend', 'Chaitanya Junior college', 'Alochana'
songs were good. Mani Sharma's background score was as usually apt.
Story, ScreenPlay, Dialogues And Direction: Story of this movie is not so creative. We saw many movies of
this kind in recent times. However, it is screen play that gained good marks.
As the screen play was fast and fresh, no boredom is noticed. Dialogues were
situation based and no punch dialogues are seen. On the whole, the direction is
- The story of this movie reminds us Chiranjeevi's 'Iddaru Mitrulu', andTarun's 'Nuvve Kaavali'.
- The scene in which, Ali's imitation of Chiranjeevi's dance,Balakrishna and Mahesh Babu's dialogues may be of the inspiration of M.S.Narayana's performance in recent super hit movie 'Dookudu'.
- When Shruthi appeared on the screen in the introduction scene, some whistles were heard.
- Audience felt unsatisfied a bit, for not watching any romantic duets.
- Shruthi called Siddharth in this movie as 'falthoos' and 'samputhabidda' in Telangana slang. Siddharth calls her as 'killer'.
- Performance of hero and heroines.
- Songs and their picturization.
- Ali's comedy
- Good screenplay and direction.
- No punch dialogues.
- No mass elements like fights, dances, item songs etc. Targeted to youth only.
A "friendly" concept to watch.