Oru Adaar Love

Oru Adaar Love (transl. "A Fantastic Love") is a 2019 Indian Malayalam-language romantic comedy film directed by Omar Lulu.[3] The screenplay was written by Sarang Jayaprakash and Lijo Panadan from a story by Omar Lulu, and produced by Ousepachan Vaalakuzhy under his production company Ousepachan Movie House.[4] The film features Priya Prakash Varrier, Roshan Abdul Rahoof, Noorin Shereef, Siyadh Shajahan, Vaishak Pavanan and Michelle Ann Daniel in principal roles.

Oru Adaar Love
The poster features Priya Prakash Varrier and Roshan Abdul Rahoof
Theatrical release poster
Directed byOmar Lulu
Screenplay by
  • Sarang Jayaprakash
  • Lijo Panadan
Story byOmar Lulu
Produced byOusepachan Vaalakuzhy
Starring
CinematographySinu Sidharth
Edited byAchu Vijayan
Music byShaan Rahman
Production
company
Ousepachan Movie House
Distributed byOusepachan Screen Media
Release date
  • 14 February 2019 (2019-02-14)
Running time
143 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam
Budget₹5 crore[2]
Box office₹12 crore[2]

The story deals with high school romance. The movie gained nationwide attention due to a clip which went viral, from the song "Manikya Malaraya Poovi".[5] It prompted the makers to make changes in script, which delayed production.[6] The film was released on 14 February 2019. It was dubbed and released in Tamil with the same title, in Kannada as Kirik Love Story[7] and in Telugu as Lover's Day.[8]

PlotEdit

The story revolves around the journey of high school kids from the time they first meet in 11th grade until their graduation in 12th grade. Roshan woos Priya with the help of Gadha and his other friends. One evening Roshan and his friends get drunk and a friend of Roshan accidentally sends erotic videos from Roshan's phone to the school's WhatsApp group. This causes distance between Roshan and Priya.

Roshan and Gadha then pretend to be in love to make Priya jealous but they end up having feelings for each other. Priya approaches Roshan and says that she has forgiven him and they can start to be in a relationship again. But Roshan is unable to forget Gadha, which comes to be known by Priya. Heartbroken, she tells Roshan that Gadha alone can be the perfect partner for him and they end their relationship.

On graduation day, Roshan decides to propose Gadha on top of the mountain. Just as Roshan is about to propose to Gadha, they are attacked by a bunch of goons who were antagonized by Roshan and Gadha earlier as part of an eve teasing incident. Gadha almost get raped and Roshan get beaten brutally, but fortunately they are saved by their college friends and they beat the goons to death. In ending Roshan and Gadha are seen on bike ride with their friends happily.

CastEdit

Principal members of the cast are:[9]

  • Priya Prakash Varrier as Priya Varrier
  • Roshan Abdul Rahoof as Roshan
  • Noorin Shereef as Gadha John
  • Siyadh Shajahan as Francis E. Manavalan
  • Mathew Joseph as Mathew
  • Arun A Kumar as Arun
  • Vaishak Pavanan as Vishakh aka 'Pavanna'
  • Michelle Ann Daniel as Michelle
  • Aneesh G Menon as Shibu Sir, Maths Teacher
  • Hareesh Kanaran as Unmesh Sir, P. T. Teacher
  • Roshna Ann Roy as Sneha Miss, Biology Teacher
  • Althaf Salim as Manikandan Sir, Chemistry Teacher
  • Anjali Nair as English Miss
  • Pradeep Kottayam as Principal's Secretary
  • Shivaji Guruvayoor as Principal
  • Siddique as Jose Panadan, Sub-Inspector of Police
  • Sreejith Ravi as Divakaran, Constable of Police
  • Salim Kumar as Manavalan
  • Vishnu Govindan as the school peon
  • Dilruba Aswad Alqamar as Sana
  • Suhaid (Kukku) as Akku
  • Kalabhavan Niyas as Gadha's father

ProductionEdit

Filming started on 15 January 2018.[10] Malayalam film producer Ousepachan Vaalakuzhy, impressed with Omar Lulu's Happy Wedding and Chunkzz decided to finance his third project, Oru Adaar Love. The primary cast was selected through audition. Ousepachan Vaalakuzhy said he likes to promote newcomers, as has he done with his previous films.[11] After Priya Prakash Varrier's wink in the song "Manikya Malaraya Poovi" became a viral hit, the makers altered the script to give prominence to her, thus sidelining the role played by Noorin Shereef, who had initially been cast in the lead role.[12]

MusicEdit

The film music and score were composed by Shaan Rahman.[13] The song "Manikya Malaraya Poovi" sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan, a revised modern version of a Mappila song, was uploaded on 9 February 2018 on YouTube as part of the promotions. It became a viral video at number 1 position garnering over one million views and 50,000 likes in 20 hours.[4] The original version of "Manikya Malaraya Poovi" was written by P. M. A. Jabbar with music composition by Thalassery K. Refeeque in 1978.[14]

Oru Adaar Love
Soundtrack album by
Released2019
Recorded2018
GenreSoundtrack
Length28:05
LabelMuzik 247
ProducerShaan Rahman
Shaan Rahman chronology
9
(2019)
Oru Adaar Love
(2019)
Sachin
(2019)
External audio
  Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Manikya Malaraya Poovi"P. M. A. JabbarVineeth Sreenivasan3:20
2."Freak Penne"SathyajithSathyajith, Neethu Naduvathettu3:21
3."Munnale Ponaale"Pearle MaaneyHaricharan3:52
4."Thanananana Penne"B. K. HarinarayananSooraj Santhosh, Sruthy Sivadas2:47
5."Forever Friend"SathyajithSachin Warrier3:27
6."Aarum Kaanaathinnen"B. K. HarinarayananVineeth Sreenivasan3:00
7."Maahiya"B. K. HarinarayananHesham Abdul Wahab, Jeenu Nazeer4:20
8."Manichettan Song" Sachin Raj4:35
Total length:24:07

ReleaseEdit

Oru Adaar Love was released on 14 February 2019.[15] It was dubbed in Tamil with the same title, in Kannada as Kirik Love Story and in Telugu as Lover's Day.[16]

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

As of 9 March 2019, the film has grossed more than ₹12 crore in India. It was made on a budget of ₹5 crore.[2]

Critical receptionEdit

S.R. Praveen of The Hindu stated "Oru Adaar Love on a Valentine’s day seems to be the handiwork of the culture police, for love hardly ever got such a shabby treatment on screen. If only a wink could save this experiment in mediocrity", referring to a scene from a song in the movie where the lead female actor winks, that went viral on the internet before the movie's release.[17]The Times of India gave 2.5 out of 5 stars, stating: "Oru Adaar Love seems like a quickly put together movie trying to cash in on the rather unexpected publicity that came its way. There are unpredictable twists in the tale, however, that may keep viewers hooked till the end."[18]India Today gave 2 out of 5 stars, stating: "Oru Adaar Love's lacklustre story and underdeveloped character arcs struggle hard to entertain the audience throughout the film."[19]

The News Minute gave 1 out of 5 stars, stating: "The film appears to say that the wrongs that men do aren’t really all that wrong. The misogyny doesn’t even try to hide behind any ‘larger’ story like in some movies."[20]Times Now gave 2 out of 5 stars, stating: "The film does no justice to the title but you can watch it to reminisce about your high school days and your first crushes. But when it comes to high school romances, I would still prefer watching Trisha Krishnan-Vijay Sethupathi’s 96."[21]The Week gave 1 out of 5 stars, stating: "One of the oft used cliches when reviewing a movie is 'old wine in new bottle'. In Omar Lulu's case, he has just a bottle and filled with some water that has the colour of wine."[22]

CNN-News18 gave 2 out of 5 stars, stating: "Everything has been planned conveniently to suit a violent ending. What could have turned into an engaging tale of teenage realisation ends up nowhere. It’s a lost opportunity."[23]The Indian Express gave 2 out of 5 stars, stating: "Oru Adaar Love has no plot as such except for a predictable romantic triangle that plays out between Priya Prakash Varrier, Roshan Abdul Rahoof and Noorin Shereef. The point the film tries to make hasn’t been fleshed out fully to last a two-hour long narration. The entire movie feels like one big set up to achieve a moment that’s fashioned to make the audience sob."[24]Sify gave 2 out of 5 stars, stating: "Oru Adaar Love provides some unexpected surprises but you would require real patience to sit through until then. It’s a no brainer, often offensive school kid romance that uses every technique to entertain. If that is your idea of fun, you may find this one fine."[25]

ClimaxEdit

Initially, the original climax of the movie ended with Roshan getting killed by the attackers and Gadha getting assaulted. But the scene was poorly received by the audience and the climax was reshot with Roshan and Gaadha’s friends coming to their rescue which lead to a happier ending for the movie.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Oru Adaar Love" – via www.imdb.com.
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  3. ^ Soman, Deepa (January 2018). "Omar Lulu's next film is 'Oru Adaar Love'". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
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  8. ^ "Allu Arjun to be special guest at 'Lover's Day' audio launch". The Newsminute. 22 January 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  9. ^ Shrijith, Sajin (17 December 2018). "Trolling worked to our advantage, says 'Oru Adaar Love' producer Ousepachan Vaalakuzhy". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  10. ^ Madhu, Vignesh (15 January 2018). "Oru Adaar Love: Omar Lulu's next after Chunkzz starts rolling!". Onlookers.
  11. ^ "ഒമര്‍ ചിത്രത്തെ ഞാന്‍ കാണുന്നത് ഒരു പ്രസ്റ്റീജ്യസ് സിനിമയായി- നിര്‍മ്മാതാവ് ഔസേപ്പച്ചന്‍ അഭിമുഖം". South Live. 14 January 2018. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
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  13. ^ Manoj Kumar R (13 February 2018). G.S VASU (ed.). "I wanted Vineeth Sreenivasan's voice to be the highlight of Manikya Malaraya Poovi: Oru Adaar Love composer Shaan". The New Indian Express. India. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
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  19. ^ "Oru Adaar Love Movie Review: Roshan Abdul and Noorin are stars in Priya Prakash Varrier film". India Today. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.     
  20. ^ "'Oru Adaar Love' review: Priya Prakash Varier's wink can't save this disaster". The News Minute. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.     
  21. ^ Iyengar, Anusha (14 February 2019). "Oru Adaar Love movie review: Not Priya Prakash Varrier but Roshan Abdul Rahoof is the star of Omar Lulu's film". Times Now. Retrieved 6 December 2019.     
  22. ^ "Oru Adaar Love review: No, you would not want to take this ride". The Week. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.     
  23. ^ "Oru Adaar Love Movie Review: Priya Prakash Varrier's Viral Wink Goes In Vain". News18. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.     
  24. ^ "Oru Adaar Love movie review: Where's the plot?". The Indian Express. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.     
  25. ^ "Oru Adaar Love review: Low brow entertainer". Sify. 14 February 2019. Retrieved 6 December 2019.     

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