Title: Iddari Lokam Okate
CBFC Rating : UA
Run-Time: 2 Hrs 06 Min
Release Date: 25-12-2019
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Creations
Cast: Raj Tarun, Shalini Pandey, Nasser, Rohini, Bharath, and others
Music: Mickey J Meyer
Cinematography: Sameer Reddy
Editing: Thammi Raju
Presented by Dil Raju
Written & Directed by GR Krishna
An accident intertwines the lives of Maahi and Varsha. They are born on the same day and since then have many coincidences in their lives. They grow apart, friendship leads to love, and passions are ignited, when they meet again. Unfortunately, there is a twist in the tale. What it is what happens to the love of Maahi (Raj Tarun) and Varsha (Shalini Pandey) forms Iddari Lokam Okate.
Shalini Pandey plays a character that is opposite of Raj Tarun’s. She is stylish, active and more dramatic. All her scenes with Raj Tarun has come out superbly. Their chemistry is what makes Iddari Lokam Okkate believable, and a winner.
The rest of the supporting parts comprises of established names like Rohini, Sijju, Nasar, and others. They add dramatic conflict to the core plot. Everyone does justice to their small but well-meant and written roles.
Small parts in the first half
GR Krishna has picked a sensible and straightforward love story full of emotions in Iddari Lokam Okate. We have an idea where the movie might be headed to, but even then the last half an hour of the film takes us by surprise.
But, first, Iddari Lokam Okate opens with a bang involving the accident and childhood episode. Subsequently, the first meeting as adults slows down the pace a bit with its predictable nature. However, things are back on track when a key twist is revealed.
In the second half, many moments from the opening are connected beautifully, making the narrative come full circles, one by one. The last half an hour is the real deal, though. The scenes are heart touching and emotional. They will pull the heartstrings and bring tears to even stone-hearted guys.
The pre-climax and climax elevate the film from a decent watch to superb. For the lovers of the mushy romance of old school variety Iddari Lokam Okate is a treat.
Mickey J Mayer helps the movie immensely with his music and background score. You are My Heart Beat is going to ring long after one has left the cinemas. The BGM, with its soothing and melancholic effect, is on par with excellent songs. The cinematography by Sameer Reddy is marvelous. He paints a beautiful canvas on the celluloid, mesmerizing the audience. Iddari Lokam Okate never looks like a small film. Thammi Raju’s sharp scissors keep the narrative crisp. The writing reflects the sincerity of the love it showcases.
The producer of the movie Sirish and Dil Raju (presenter) need to be appreciated for bringing a bold love story to the Telugu audience. It might start as usual, but the second half is sure to make everyone understand why the makers chose to back it.
Bottom-Line: A Heartfelt Mature Love Story