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Oopiri Movie Review

Apr 21, 2016 11:38 AM
Oopiri Movie Review
  • Release date : March 25th, 2016
  • Director : Vamsi Paidipally
  • Producer : Prasad V Potluri
  • Music Director : Gopi Sunder
  • Starring : Nagarjuna Akkineni, Karthi, Tamannaah ...
3.5

Beautiful & Uplifting

Nagarjuna is in sublime form now with back to back hits. After the blockbuster entertainer 'Soggade Chinni Nayana', he acted in 'Oopiri', which is the Telugu adaptation of French comedy 'The Intouchables'. This film also marks the debut of Karthi in Telugu and ever since the first look posters are out, the film has been generating huge buzz. Vamsi Paidipally also eyed a hat-trick after 'Brindavanam' and 'Yevadu' with this film, produced by PVP Cinema. Let's see if this movie, which hits the marquee today, will be a hat-trick hit for both Nag and the director or not.

Story

Seenu (Karthi) is a small time crook and money is everything to him. His family disowns him as he gets jailed. Vikram Aditya (Nagarjuna) is a billionaire. He is wheel chair bound quadriplegic but hates someone sympathising with him. His personal assistant Keerthi (Tamannaah) interviews Seenu for the role of Vikram's caretaker. Vikram Aditya likes Seenu's blunt, nonchalant nature and appoints him as his caretaker. Vikram finds a new friend in Seenu and the lives of both of them change then after. There are a couple of twists and turns in the plot. What are they ? What is the past that haunts Vikram Aditya ? Will Seenu reunite with his family ? What is Anushka's role in the movie ? Watch the movie for the answers.

Performances

Nagarjuna deserves respect for playing such a role, being a star hero. He gives one of his career best performances. He is outstanding in both emotional and fun scenes. This is a dream debut for Karthi in Telugu. He emotes well and is also at his best in comedy scenes. His bromance with Nag is a treat to watch. Tamannaah looks elegant and is beauty personified. She performs well. Jayasudha is also at her best. Everyone performed well in the movie.

Technical aspects

The production values of PVP Cinema are superb. They spent a bomb for the film and it reflects in the rich visuals. P.S.Vinod does a great job as a cinematographer. He captures the beauty of Paris well and the songs are also well-picturized. Gopi Sunder's background score is the soul of the film. He is brilliant and no wonder he is a National award winner. Vamsi Paidipally is brilliant as a director. The soul of the original film "The Intouchables" is retained. The screenplay is very good.

Plus points

Screenplay, dialogues and direction

Nagarjuna and Karthi's brilliant performances

Tamannaah

Gopi Sunder's music and background score

P.S.Vinod's cinematography

Minus points

Few dragged scenes in second half

Analysis

When adapting a film, retaining the soul of the original is very important. Many fail here. But Vamsi Paidipally does a great job as a director. His writing and execution is very good. Most of the "The Intouchables" story is covered in the first half and the second half is different. The film is touching and is also entertaining. Nagarjuna is outstanding and this film will be one of the most memorable films in his career. Karthi steals the show with his performance. He is also brilliant in his role. Tamannaah looks very beautiful and does a good job. National award winning composer Gopi Sunder's background score is the soul of the film and P.S.Vinod's beautiful visuals are the assets. Save for a few dragged scenes in the second half, the film is beautiful.

'Oopiri' makes audience laugh and cry. As the tagline suggests, it is a true celebration of life.

Verdict

'Oopiri' is beautiful,uplifting and also fun-filled. Don't miss it.

Oopiri Movie
Telugu
March 25th, 2016

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