OK Kanmani trailer: A Mani Ratnam romance with modern twist
After 15 long years, Mani Ratnam returns to the genre of romance with OK Kanmani, scheduled to release in April. Needless to say, as soon as the trailer of the film was released online, it got a whole lot of love and started trending. You can watch it here:
OK Kanmani may remind you of Alaipayuthe, Ratnam's last big romantic hit, which was remade in Hindi as Saathiya by Shaad Ali. Both films have heroes with the same name (Adi), they both "stalk" a girl around Mumbai's local train network, and the music is by AR Rahman. The big difference between Alaipayuthe and Ok Kanmani seems to be that the latter is a more modern tale: unlike the Adi of Alaipayuthe, OK Kanmani's Adi (Dulquer Salmaan) isn't interested in marriage and he tells his lady love that quite bluntly.
In Ok Kanmani, Adi is a commitment phobe. Although he falls for Tara (Nithya Menen), he has no intention of "settling down" with her. Fortunately, Tara isn't dying to get married either. She seems quite secure in her relationship with Adi. We see her tease Adi about his phobia of getting married. However, as we all know, if the trailer has shown us all this, then there's going to be a lot more drama coming Tara and Adi's way. The trailer offers no indication of what lies in store for the two lovebirds.
Apart from Mani Ratnam's direction, another thing to look forward to in Ok Kanmani is Rahman's music. The music composer seems to be back in his element, with a score that sounds catchy and fun.
Salmaan and Menen seem to have great chemistry, if the trailer is any indication. Reportedly a campus romance, Ok Kanmani marks the 15th Anniversary of Alaipayuthe and will therefore release on the same day Alaipayuthe had released 15 years back, on 14 April 2015. Keeping all this in mind, the similarities between the two films can't be a coincidence. Now to see what modern twist Mani Ratnam can bring to his own story.
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Updated Date: Mar 02, 2015 15:35:33 IST