Film: "Oh My Friend"; Producer: Dil Raju; Direction: Venu Sriram; Music:
Rahulraj; Cast: Siddharth, Shruti Haasan, Navadeep, Hansika, Thanikella
Bharani, Ali and others; Rating: **1/2
After a gap of five
years, actor Siddharth
and producer Dil Raju
have teamed up again in "Oh
My Friend". Earlier, Raju had produced " Bommarillu
", starring Siddharth
and Genelia D'Souza, and it was a super-hit. Naturally, this venture
was running high on expectations and with Siddharth
sharing screen space
with his alleged girlfriend Shruti Hassan
, the film had already
generated a lot of hype, much before its release.
Alas, a cliched
plot fails to create interest in the film, but technical values and
some powerful performances clearly hold the key.
"Oh My Friend"
does not boast of any fresh story or innovative narration. Like any
other Telugu film made with some good production value, this film also
has soothing music and fantastic visuals to leave the audience with a
happy smile. And not-to-forget natural performances of Siddharth
Shruti - the two have lived up to the audience expectations.
what is irritating in the film is its slow narration and the fact that
screenplay of the film is too stale and predictable. Also, the film
leaves you with a sense of deja vu, and reminds you of previous Telugu
films - Chiranjeevi's "Idhdharu Mithralu" and Venkatesh's "Vasantham".
) and Siri (Shruti) are close friends and their passion for
music and dance binds them together. Even though they share a platonic
relationship, some of the people around them misunderstood this
Meanwhile, Chandru falls for Ritu (Hansika) while
Siri too is engaged to a US-based boy, Uday (Navdeep). But how elements
of jealousy and possessiveness bring in misunderstandings in their
relationship and how the two come out of this situation, forms the rest
of the story.
and Shruti have done justice to
their roles. Thanikella Bharani too has performed well and comedy actor
Ali succeeds in bringing a few laughs.
"Oh My Friend" is watchable but be prepared for a predictable story line.By V.S. Rajapur© IANS