Movies which have high dose of comedy sequences and high voltage action sequences gel well with mass audience and they have high chance of becoming blockbusters comparing to other genres. Vishal, who shot into fame and stardom with high voltage action entertainer Pandem Kodi is trying very very hard to get a hit of that range which equals to Pandem Kodi. He is making movies in that genre and they are becoming just normal hits and some are very disappointing. He is now coming with Okkadocchadu under the direction of Suraaj which also stars Jagapathi Babu, Thamannah Bhatia, Soori and Vadivelu who returned to silver screen after many years. Let’s see how it works on us!
Arjun (Vishal) hails from a small town comes to a big city to woo Divya (Thamannah Bhatia). Without knowing his motives and background, Divya falls for him and they both decide to marry. They both get approved for marriage from Divya’s brother DGP Chandrabose (Jagapathi Babu) who is in news for capturing a gangster Deva (Sampath). Arjun reveals his identity as a CBI officer to Divya and her brother DGP Chandrabose and confiscates 250 crores from DGP and Deva who are working together. Later it is revealed that he is not a CBI Officer and they both get cheated by him. Who is Arjun? What is his motive? Answers to this question forms the rest of the story.
Cast and Performance
Vishal as Arjun is superb and he looks decent in his role. The script he selected for this Okkadocchadu does not give him much scope to perform. Thamannah Bhatia is gorgeous in songs as she is having a very less screen time and scenes. Jagapathi Babu as DGP Chandrabose is nice and performed so well. Sampath as Deva is good and his performance is nice. Vadivelu is back to screen after a lot of time gap and generated few laughs. Soori is fine in his humorous role. Tarun Arora, Jayaprakash are good. All other characters are good for their roles.
Story of Okkadocchadu is so simple and routine which we have been seeing from a lot of years. Screenplay is mediocre and dialogues are okay.
Songs composed by Hip Hop Thamizhan are okay and they are made bad due to bad lyrics. His background score is okay and elevated the scenes to the decent level. Cinematography by Richard Nathan is nice and visual are good. Editing by Selva RK is bad and he could have chopped out a lot from the movie. Action sequences and car chases are composed well and shot well. Production values are good and apt.
- Tamanna in Songs
- Story and Screenplay
Okkadocchadu begins where DGP Chandrabose nab Deva, a gangster and recover money from him. This half has a lot of sequences written aiming at generating comedy which fails to do so. Screenplay is so mediocre which also fails to engage audience. There is nothing new and enjoyable in this half as story is not revealed much until the interval scene. Second half has also nothing great in terms of content and screenplay to engage and tickle audience. Songs which are bad to hear comes at regular intervals are speed breakers and has only Thamannah Bhatia to enjoy. Vadivelu who is known to make audience laugh and make audience jump on their seats failed utterly in this movie to make so. Director Suraaj has done a pathetic job in handling this movie as a bilingual as it has many influences and scenes which appeal to Tamil audience. Vishal should now start attempting scripts which are content driven rather than action and comedy movies to secure his position as a star. To sum up, this Vishal starrer is a waste of time and money.