Aa Okkati Adakku Review: A total dud

Aa Okkati Adakku

What’s “Aa Okkati Adakku” about?

Gana (Allari Naresh) is employed at a sub registrar office where he regularly officiates numerous marriage registrations as part of his job responsibilities. However, he remained unmarried despite surpassing the age at which one is considered suitable for marriage.

Gana has officially enrolled as a premium member in the Happy Matrimony agency and has encountered Siddi (Faria Abdullah), with whom he immediately formed a strong bond. He quickly realizes that the matrimonial agency is deceiving its customers and Siddi has a hidden agenda.

Does Gana uncover the fraudulent tactics employed by the matrimony agency and will he ultimately find a compatible partner for himself?

Analysis

“Aa Okkati Adakku” (1992) is one of EVV Satyanarayana’s best comedies. The entire film was a laugh riot. Allari Naresh, EVV Satyanarayana’s son, has now released a new film with the same title. It’s unfortunate that Naresh has spoiled the title of one of his father’s timeless comedies. Naresh’s film is not only amateurish, but also induces headaches.

Although the film appears to be a comedy at first, it is actually an exposé of a scam presented as a thriller. However, new director Malli Ankam’s narrative skills are so poor that you begin to feel restless in your seat halfway through.

This film fails to engage the audience with its portrayal of the serious issue of fraudulent practices by matrimonial agencies, and it also fail in delivering comedic moments. The proceedings become tedious and dull after the interval. As the film approaches its climax, you find yourself desperately needing a huge level of patience.

The concluding moments in a court appear rather absurd.

Naresh has lost the skill he previously displayed in comedy sequences. He is best in the more somber aspect of the film. Faria Abdullah not only embodies a distinct character, but also does well in portraying this role. The comedic performances by Harsha and Vennela Kishore are unsuccessful. Jamie Lever, the daughter of the renowned Bollywood comedian Johnny Lever, delivers an acceptable performance in her debut, although her acting appears somewhat exaggerated.

Gopi Sundar’s music is passable.

Bottom line: “Aa Okkati Adakku” is a poor and amateurish effort in which nothing works, be it comedy, message, or thrills. A sure-fire headache for the audiences.

Rating: 2/5

Film: Aa Okkati Adakku
Cast: Allari Naresh, Faria Abdullah, Vennela Kishore, Raja, Jamie Lever, Hari Teja and others.
Writer: Abburi Ravi
Music: Gopi Sundar
DOP: Suryaa
Editor: Chota K Prasad
Art: JK Murthy
Produced by: Rajiv Chilaka
Writer and Director: Malli Ankam
Release Date: May 03, 2024

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