Today’s post is Ok Jaanu (2017) – A Complete Analysis. Ok Jaanu (2017) is the story of 2 young people in a living-in relationship, on the verge of parting ways to pursue their original dreams. The story also involves how they realize that their lives with each other is the most important thing they want.
Ok Jaanu (2017) – A Complete Analysis
- Around the beginning of the movie, Adi (Aditya Roy Kapur) sees Tara (Shraddha Kapoor) for the first time. She is standing at the edge of the railway platform just when a fast train is about to pass. Adi tells her to move away. But when she does not, he utters a cuss word for sisters. I have heard several such cuss words being uttered in today’s movies. Movies are no more the same as before. Fine, technologically we are moving ahead. But, due to the usage of this crude language, we are giving our children some bad ideas. In the process of making realistic cinema, we are bringing up an uncouth next generation. There is a way to show realism onscreen that was followed by the moviemakers of yore.
- After the above incident, Tara and Adi fall in love and get into a relationship. They do not plan to get married and decide to stay with each other until they get bored of the relationship. I would not call this love because real love transcends the physical body and sex. They realize their folly toward the end of the movie. Luckily for them, it is not too late.
- One day, Tara visits a Gynecologist with Adi and he assumes that she is pregnant though they had used precautions. He becomes uncomfortable. Tara finds the situation funny and continues with the presumption on his side. When they come out, she shows him the reports. They turn out to be blueprints for the renovation of the doctor’s clinic. This kind of attitude of young people today shows their irresponsibility. Having sex is a responsible activity. Love is NOT sex. If people think that love means sex, they are mistaken. If that is what it is, then it is not real love. First of all, going into a live-in relationship itself is being flippant. Is sex everything in one’s life? These people will keep having only sex-relationships with each other. The sacred institution of marriage is now in danger. This world will not be able to rejuvenate itself and will be filled with people with broken hearts. Eventually, these 2 people realize that they want to live with each other all through their lives. What special thing will they have to do after marriage if they have premarital sex?
- Music by A R Rahman is good in combination with the lyrics by Gulzar, Mehboob, Navneet Virk, Kaly, Hard Kaur and ADK. But, too many singers in some of the songs confuse a listener like me. I feel that a movie song is made to fit the onscreen visuals. They need to be planned accordingly. If the singers are too many in comparison with the performers; I fail to understand, who they are singing for.
- It is either too many or too little. Sun bhavra… has one singer singing for 2 actors. I would expect the older woman Leela Samson would have a different voice than the younger one Shraddha Kapoor. But, that is not so in the movie.