Okka Kshanam

Okka Kshanam (transl. One Second) is a 2017 Indian Telugu-language science fiction film directed by Vi Anand and produced by Chakri Chigurupati under Lakshmi Narasimha Entertainments banner.[2] The film features Allu Sirish, Surbhi Puranik, Srinivas Avasarala and Seerat Kapoor in the lead roles.[3] The film deals with a parallel life concept where the protagonist fights against his own destiny, fate and time. It highly borrows from Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window.[4]

Okka Kshanam
Okka Kshanam.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byVi Anand
Produced byChakri Chigurupati
Satish Vegesna (co-producer)
Written byAbburi Ravi
Screenplay byVi Anand
Story byVi Anand
StarringAllu Sirish
Surbhi
Seerat Kapoor
Music byMani Sharma
CinematographyShyam K Naidu
Edited byChota K Prasad
Production
company
Release date
  • 28 December 2017 (2017-12-28)[1]
Running time
154 minutes
Country India
LanguageTelugu

The film's cinematography is by Shyam K Naidu while the score and soundtrack is composed by Mani Sharma. The film is released worldwide on 28 December 2017 to good reviews from critics and audience.[5] The film was later dubbed and released in Hindi as Shoorveer 2 in 2019.

PlotEdit

The story starts off with a couple in a parking lot and their son, Jeeva (Allu Sirish) , he there finds Jyothsna aka jo (Surbhi) . Quickly they both fall in love and then a few weeks later, Jo invites Jeeva, to her apartment. She then shows that she enjoys people watching, and two interesting subjects, Srinivas (Srinivas Avasarala) and Swathi (Seerat Kapoor) The young couple constantly feud, and Jeeva chooses to follow around Srinivas who reveals his love story to Jeeva.

Remarkably, the thing happening in jo's life has already happened in Swati's life. They visit a scientist (Jayaprakash) who says that they have parallel lives, and the final outcome is the same, means that whatever is happening to Swati will happen with jo after a year. When they return to the apartment, they find out that Swathi has been murdered, and Srinivas is the killer. Jeeva (who knows that Srinivas loves Swati deeply) is not willing to accept the fact and questioned Srinivas about. At first, he refused but later revealed that Swati committed suicide, as she wasn't able to cope with the grief of accidentally killing five newborn babies. But after knowing that Jo does not have the courage to commit suicide, Jeeva was certain that Swati was murdered as Swati and Jo are the same.

After a lot of efforts, Jeeva came to know that Swati was killed by the MD of Olympus hospital, TS Tarun (Arun Kumar Dasari) , as she can to know that the five kids died in the hospital due to the negligence of the management. Later that night Jo came to know about this from Swati's mail. For this reason, Tarun tried to kill Jo however, Jeeva saved her in the nick of time and killed Tarun, thereby changing the prediction of the scientist.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

The film met with trouble for a brief period of time over the allegations that the film borrows the script from a Korean film titled Parallel Life. Another producer Anil Sunkara reportedly had already brought the remake rights of the same film for his next production venture, 2 Memiddaram. Prior to the release it was assumed that the story line of Okka Kshanam closely followed the same path, Sunkara allegedly filed a complaint against the makers with the film chamber. However once the producer saw the film and understood the same and even wished the team good luck for release on his official Twitter page. Post release it was cleared that Vi Anand’ s story and screenplay was original. The director was also unanimously appreciated for his screenwriting in the film.[6][7]

SoundtrackEdit

Okka Kshanam
Soundtrack album by
Released2017
Recorded2017
GenreSoundtrack
LabelLahari Music
ProducerMani Sharma
Mani Sharma chronology
Balakrishnudu
(2017)
Okka Kshanam
(2017)
MLA
(2018)

Music was composed by Mani Sharma and was released on Lahari Music.

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."So Many So Many"VanamaliAnurag Kulkarni, Sahithi4:23
2."Gundello Sudulu"Suresh BanisettiAnurag Kulkarni, Dinker, Damini Bhatla4:09
3."Dillore"Kasarla ShyamRahul Sipligunj, Keerthana Sharma3:22
Total length:11:54

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jayakrishnan (9 December 2017). "Allu Sirish's 'Okka Kshanam' all set for release on December 28". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  2. ^ Allu Sirish's Okka Kshanam is a science fiction film based on real incidents The New Indian Express (26 December 2017)
  3. ^ Okka Kshanam trailer: Allu Sirish to battle against destiny to protect his lady love The New Indian Express (23 December 2017)
  4. ^ Allu Sirish's Okka Kshanam is a science fiction film based on real incidents The New Indian Express (26 December 2017)
  5. ^ 'Okka Kshanam' Review: Great moments in a predictable film The News Minute (28 December 2018)
  6. ^ Troubles For Sirish's Okka Kshanam The Hans India (17 December 2017)
  7. ^ [1]

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