OK Jaanu (2017)

Hindi 2 hrs 17 mins Drama, Romance
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 54
User Score
Total Votes: 9

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Review Summary: 'OK Jaanu', based on Rathnam's engaging source material, fails with tepid chemistry between the leads.

Average Critic Rating: (2.43)
Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur , Shraddha Kapoor , Leela Samson , Naseeruddin Shah
Director: Shaad Ali
Release Date: 13 Jan 2017
Est. Budget: 30.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 18.0 CR

Plot: OK Jaanu (English: OK Darling) is an upcoming Indian romantic drama film directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Karan Johar under his banner Dharma Productions. It features Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. A. R. Rahman will compose the film's score and soundtrack while Gulzar Read more

OK Jaanu - Top Reviews

Ok Jaanu Is Better Than Mani Ratnam’s Original
Subhash K Jha, Bolly Spice
Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor don’t burn the screen with passion but there’s a pleasant sense to their togetherness
Sukanya Verma, Rediff
Shraddha Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur's Film Floats Without Managing To Soar
Shaad Ali Adds Nothing to Original Romance-Drama
Rajeev Masand, News 18
When young Aadi (who is a video game maker) and Tara (who is an architect) fall in love, they say they care only for their careers to be tied down to marriage. For serious career-oriented couple, all they seem to do is escape work to ride in buses and trains, call each other 'Jaanu' and smile coyly at each other. All is 'Okay' until the time comes to go their separate ways. Then all becomes a drag. Not 'Okay' at all.
Manisha Lakhne, Now Running
This Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor film proves Bollywood needs to get more adept at depicting young love. Why do our lovers, so much quicker off the mark when it comes to locking lips, sound so juvenile?
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Palatable, but lacking any fizz.
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor don’t burn the screen with passion but there’s a pleasant sense to their togetherness
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF
As with most millennial romances, OK Jaanu is light on plot and drama. Sadly, it offers little in their stead.
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times

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OK Jaanu - All Reviews

Aditya-Shraddha's film lacks the vigour of the original OK Kanmani
Suhani Singh, India Today
Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur’s chemistry is a pure delight to watch
Rashma Shetty, Bollywood Life
OK Jaanu is an extremely entertaining film. Adi and Tara’s chemistry will make you feel young and want to fall in love once again! This film is a must watch for all romantic souls!
‘OK Jaanu’ is a light-hearted film but there is nothing extraordinary about it.
Rohit Bhatnagar, Deccan Chronicle
आशिकी 2' वाला मैजिक क्रिएट नहीं कर पाए आदित्य-श्रद्धा
Mani Ratnam delivered a commercially and critically successful film with O Kandhal Kanmani in 2015.
Story is The Soul of Aditya Roy Kapur-Shraddha Kapoor Starrer
For a film which represents modern-day generation, #OkJaanu script seems to be loosely woven
Zee News
All in all, a film that fits snugly into a category coined by critic Andrew Sarris: lightly likeable.
Uday Bhatia, Live Mint
Adorable, fresh and breezy
Vishal Verma, Glam Sham
Lack of chemistry between stars means OK Jaanu is a waste of time
Aarti Jhurani, The National
OK Jaanu' team is on a high and here’s why
Lokesh Dharmani, Masala
Fails to convey any emotion
Kunal Guha, Mumbai Mirror
Shraddha and Aditya Shine, but OK Jaanu Is Strictly ‘OK’
Stutee Ghosh, The Quint
This Mani Ratnam remake is a champion of half-hearted ideas
Ila Ananya, First Post
Both Kapur and Kapoor try hard to bring the same sparking chemistry as Salmaan and Menen, and succeed in parts. But it is not enough. Even for that limited success, they can thank cinematographer Ravi K Chandran, who infuses the scenes with such warm lights, and shoots the young couple on their jaunts through Mumbai with such panache, that it is hard not to like them.
Shraddha Kapoor , Aditya Roy Kapur's film is a soft, tender love story
Shubha Shetty Saha, Catch News
Aditya - Shraddha's Aashiqui is just about okay
Pink Villa
OK JAANU Fails To Rise Above Routine Rom Com
Box Office Capsule
Shaad Ali, remaking Mani Ratnam's Tamil hit O Kadhal Kanmani strikes false notes when he has his hip young characters rush about in public transpor
Deepa Gahlot, Outlook India
Shubha Shetty Saha, India Times
Strictly for those who have not watched OK Kanmani
Sushmita Sen, IB Times
Despite good performances, Shaad Ali’s directorial and Mani Ratnam’s love story fail to keep the viewer spellbound
Wrapped in AR Rehman’s melodious music, Shaad Ali has presented OK Jaanu as a beautiful poetry or what one can call a musical ‘shayari’.
Mens XP
Watch it if you waited this long to see Aditya Roy Kapur-Shraddha Kapoor reunite!
Tushar P. Joshi, DNA India
While Aditya and Shraddha are sincere, their chemistry doesn’t really go places, much like the film itself.
Sachin Chatte, Navhind Times
For a romance to work, you essentially have to connect with its leads (Befikre, I am looking at you) and here, despite a done-to-death plot line about 21st century commitment phobia, Ok Jaanu sails through purely on the basis of the electric camaraderie that Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor share with one another.
Jay Mamotra, Bolly Brit
Shaad Ali brings nothing to the official Hindi version of Mani Ratnam’s Tamil movie ‘OK Kanmani.’
Nandini Ramnath, Scroll.In
Shaad Ali decided to go with his instinct and the movie couldn’t bring out something new for the audience. Sorry Shraddha and Aditya, your OK Jaanu couldn’t charm us much.
Sharib Suhail, Inuth
Shraddha and Aditya play an older person’s idea of ‘youth’
First Post
Sorry Jaanu, the chemistry is not OK!
Aditya Shrikrishna, New Indian Express
Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur’s aashiqui gets a Mani Ratnam twist
Rashma Shetty Bali, Bollywood Life
Shraddha-Aditya's aashiqui in top form but film lacks depth
Samrudhi Ghosh, India Today
Overall, ‘OK Jaanu’ is a good-looking, entertaining movie and die-hard romantics will enjoy the film.
If you haven’t seen the original though, you’re sure to walk out of the theatre with a warm-fuzzy feeling.
Nihit Bhave, Times of India
A rather disappointing remake
Arnab Banerjee, Deccan Chronicle
Hackneyed and superficial
बस ओके ओके है आदित्य-श्रद्धा की 'ओके जानू'
R.J. Alok, Aaj Tak
It ain’t a ‘Shudh Desi Romance’
Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal
Breaking stereotypes and more, why Aditya-Shraddha's OK Jaanu is a nice coming of age romance
Shraddha Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur in a progressive love story
Sweta Kaushal, Hindustan Times
Hit Remake Loses Soul
Manaswini Kotapati, Mirchi 9
‘Ok Jaanu’ is an overly faithful, shot for shot remake of ‘O Kadhal Kanmani’ but misses out on the charisma of Dulquer and Nithya.
Shraddha Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur’s film suffers from a Befikre hangover
Financial Express
Their Chemistry Ok Jaanu takes on the present day traditional value systems and beliefs, in the backdrop of live-in relationships or pre-marital affairs
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