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Okkade Review

Okkade Review
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Cast:
Srihari, Santoshi, Mukhesh Rishi, Naga Babu
Direction:
Chandra Mahesh
Production:
K Mahendra
Music:
Vandemataram Srinivas

Okkade

IndiaGlitz [Saturday, September 3, 2005 • Telugu] Comments

A Sri Hari film is a bit like mythological parables. You know the end --- after all the troubles, the good will triumph over the evil. The surprise or the charm is not in that. It is in the treatment and approach. Such films appeal to the kid inus.

Okkade is no different. It has its strengths. It has its drawbacks. It depends on what do you want to see.

Ughender (SriHari) is a tough as nails cop. Now, you know what, he is an encounter expert. Subbarayudu (Mukesh Rishi) is the head honcho of sorts in these vexatious fights. So it is left to our trigger-happy cop to bring a semblance of order amidst the mayhem, and in the process also show that he has a heart by loving the heroine (Santoishi).

Sri Hari is back where he belongs to, and doing what he loves to --- biffing up the bad dies. It is a role that is almost second nature to him. So no complaints there. Santoshi's role has such range and depth that you can fill it up in the back of a ten paise stamp. Her prominence stops with her position in the title card. The Villains Mukesh Rishi and Bharath (nice improvisation) do the needful.

The music in such films is almost redundant, and it is here too. Vandemataram Srinivas's music has nothing new to offer.

The camera work of Vijayakumar is a major ally to this film. He brings alive the emotions of the scene on his lens.

Director Chandra Mahesh has stuck to the essential openings that such a script offers. He is predictable. He has not attempted anything fancy. That is the strength, and the weakness, too, of the film.

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