OK Jaanu (transl. Ok darling) is a 2017 Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film directed by Shaad Ali, with story and screenplay by Mani Ratnam. Produced by Mani Ratnam and Karan Johar under their banners Madras Talkies and Dharma Productions respectively. It is a remake of Mani Ratnam's Tamil film O Kadhal Kanmani, starring Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menon.
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|Directed by||Shaad Ali|
|Produced by||Mani Ratnam|
Hiroo Yash Johar
|Written by||Gulzar (Dialogues)|
|Screenplay by||Mani Ratnam|
|Story by||Mani Ratnam|
|Based on||O Kadhal Kanmani|
by Mani Ratnam
|Starring||Aditya Roy Kapur|
|Music by||A. R. Rahman|
|Cinematography||Ravi K. Chandran|
|Edited by||A. Sreekar Prasad|
|Distributed by||Fox Star Studios|
|Box office||est. ₹41.04 crore|
The film stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor, portraying a young couple in a live-in relationship in Mumbai with Naseeruddin Shah and Leela Samson (who also appeared in the Tamil version) playing supporting roles as an older couple in the film, portraying the younger couple's landlords. Eesh Kakkar plays Tara's ex-boyfriend. A. R. Rahman composed the film's score and soundtrack. Gulzar has written the lyrics and the dialogues for the film.
Adi (Aditya Roy Kapur) is a video game developer who accidentally meets Tara (Shraddha Kapoor) at his friend's wedding. Tara is planning to pursue her architectural studies in Paris, while Adi wants to achieve big in the United States as a video game developer and become a big shot like Mark Zuckerberg. They soon spend time together, and fall in love. They agree that marriage is not for them and decide to have a live-in relationship instead, and Tara moves into Adi's place, rented from Gopi Srivastava (Naseeruddin Shah). They wish to spend their time with each other before they go their separate ways for their respective careers. Tara and Adi live happily, being playful with each other.
One early morning, Tara has a conversation with Gopi. She tells him that she might get her visa approved for going to Paris, and that it's hard for her to leave Adi and go far away. The next day Tara goes to Jaipur for her business, and Adi starts to miss her terribly. Upon seeing the love and patience his house owner Gopi has for his wife, Charu (Leela Samson), an Alzheimer's patient, who eventually forgets the way to her own house, they begin to understand the importance of each other's presence in their life.
Soon, Adi is selected to develop his skills in video games and to go to the United States. He tells his colleague that it's hard for him to leave Tara. The next day, both of them make an agreement to enjoy themselves to the maximum for the 10 days left before they separate. Nearing the last day, they begin to have little fights and arguments, which don't last long.
One day, Charu goes missing again, as she did when she forgot her house address. While looking for her, they continue arguing about their relationship and after finding her and bringing her back home to her husband, Adi finally proposes to Tara and they decide to get married. Post marriage, both of them continue to accomplish their own dreams, one in Paris, another in the United States, keeping in touch and waiting for the day they can be together again.
- Aditya Roy Kapur as Aditya "Adi" Gunjal
- Shraddha Kapoor as Tara Agnihotri
- Naseeruddin Shah as Gopi Srivastava
- Leela Samson as Charu Srivastava
- Jasmeet Singh Bhatia as Bantu
- Eesh Kakkar as Tara's ex boyfriend
- Kitu Gidwani as Tara's Mother
- Sanjay Gurbaxani as Deputy Commissioner of Police
- Sarika Singh as Adi's Sister in Law
- Sharma Vibhoutee as Jennifer
- Vijayant Kohli as Ravi Gunjal (Adi's Brother)
- Prahlad Kakkar as Adi's boss
- Boloram Das as security guard
|Soundtrack album by|
|Released||4 January 2017|
|Genre||Feature film Soundtrack|
|Label||Sony Music India|
|Producer||A. R. Rahman|
|A. R. Rahman chronology|
The film score and soundtrack are composed by A. R. Rahman while the lyrics for songs are written by Gulzar. Rahman re-used most of his compositions from the Tamil soundtrack of O Kadhal Kanmani, with the exception of three songs. He composed two new songs for the film which are the Hindi counterparts of "Aye Sinamika" and "Malargal Kaetten" that were part of Tamil version. The Hindi counterpart of "Parandhu Sella Vaa" is a cover version of Rahman's yesteryear classic "Humma Humma" from the 1995 Tamil movie Mani Ratnam's Bombay. Dubbed as "The Humma Song", the cover was done by Badshah and Tanishk Bagchi. The full soundtrack was released by Sony Music India on 4 January 2017.
|OK Jaanu Track listing|
|1.||"OK Jaanu"||Gulzar||A. R. Rahman & Srinidhi Venkatesh||03:26|
|2.||"The Humma song"||Mehboob (original lyrics)|
|Jubin Nautiyal, Shashaa, Badshah|
|3.||"Enna Sona"||Gulzar||Arijit Singh||03:33|
|4.||"Jee Lein"||Gulzar||Neeti Mohan, Arjun Chandy & Savithri R Prithvi||04:46|
|5.||"Kaara Fankaara"||Navneet Virk, Kaly, Hard Kaur & ADK||Kaly, Hard Kaur, ADK, Shashaa Tirupati, Ashima Mahajan, Paroma Das Gupta & Sameera Bharadwaj||05:44|
|6.||"Saajan Aayo Re"||Gulzar||Jonita Gandhi & Nakash Aziz||06:09|
|7.||"Maula Wa Sallim"||Traditional||A. R. Ameen||03:06|
|8.||"Sunn Bhavara"||Gulzar||Shashaa Tirupati||04:23|
The film grossed an estimated ₹41.04 crore (US$5.9 million) worldwide, with approximately ₹32.83 crore (US$4.7 million) earned domestically, and ₹8.21 crore (US$1.2 million) from international releases.
Writing for Hindustan Times, Anupama Chopra rated the film 2 out of 5, commenting, "This is just a pointless film, because an exact frame-for-frame version already exists in Tamil", referring to O Kadhal Kanmani, directed by Mani Ratnam. Chopra described Kapur and Kapoor as "too lightweight" to bring a comparable depth to the characters that the original actors did.
|10th Mirchi Music Awards||Raag-Inspired Song of the Year||"Sunn Bhavara"||Won|
|"Saajan Aayo Re"||Nominated|
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