Review in pics: Oh! My Friend

Updated: November 11, 2011 16:28 IST

Superstar Siddharth comes up with yet another youthful entertainer which seems better equipped to woo the audience.

While his last film 180 may not have set the cash registers ringing at the box office, let us see how far he has succeeded with his comeback attempt in Tollywood…

Review in pics: Oh! My Friend
Superstar Siddharth comes up with yet another youthful entertainer which seems better equipped to woo the audience.

While his last film 180 may not have set the cash registers ringing at the box office, let us see how far he has succeeded with his comeback attempt in Tollywood…
Review in pics: Oh! My Friend
The plot of the film is rather simple. It is the story of friendship between a boy (Chandu) and girl (Siri) played by Siddharth and Shruti Haasan respectively.
Review in pics: Oh! My Friend
Chandu and Siri are friends from school who continue their friendship even after they grow up. While Siri acts like a responsible daughter, mischievous Chandu is always giving trouble to his parents.

Chandu's father Tanikella Bharani wants his son to complete his MBA and find a good job, whereas Chandu wants to become a musician.
Review in pics: Oh! My Friend
Then Chandu meets Ritu (Hansika Motwani), a college classmate and falls for her.

Siri helps Chandu woo Ritu.

At the same time Siri falls in love with Navdeep, who works in the US.

He comes to India and gets engaged to Siri.
Review in pics: Oh! My Friend
One day Chandu gets a call to participate in a music competition in Kerala. Chandu, Siri, Ritu and Navdeep go to Kerala.

Here begins the friction between the couples as Navdeep and Ritu get jealous of the deep bond of friendship shared by Siri and Chandu.

Both mistake their friendship for love and Navdeep asks Siri to choose between him and her friend.

Ritu too follows suit and matters take a turn for worse when Siri and Chandu's parents think that the two should get married. How Siri and Chandu manage to resolve this problem forms the basis for the remaining part of the story.
Review in pics: Oh! My Friend
Siddharth, Shruti and Navdeep's acting hold the fort for the film. The film's music and screenplay, besides its beautiful locales, make it worth watching. The movie strays away from violence of any kind and plays to its strength, i.e. humour.
Review in pics: Oh! My Friend
However, the drab pace of the film during the first half and the cliched subject of father-son difference of opinion make for a tame and predictable viewing.
Review in pics: Oh! My Friend
Oh! My Friend can best be described a simple story of love and friendship.

And while the director succeeds in portraying this in an effective manner, what is missing is a creative approach to the subject.

The film is specifically targeted towards the urban youth and hence the appeal is limited.

Oh! My Friend is a neat film that can be watched by everyone but not everyone may connect with the film.
Review in pics: Oh! My Friend
“Saw "Oh! My Friend" with my close friends.Unforgettable night.Watch it with your friends.You will come out with a smile:) good night friends!” Siddharth tweeted after attending the premiere of the film.
Review in pics: Oh! My Friend
“On my way to the Oh! My Friend premier!! And my date is my beautiful mommy!!:) excited!!:)" tweeted Shruti Haasan.

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