OK Jaanu starring Aditya Roy Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor releases January 13th. It is the Hindi remake of the Tamil hit “OK Kanmani”, which is on Netflix, and is a pretty cute romance starring Dulquer Salmaan and the perky Nithya Menon. The girl’s an architect who wants to go study in Paris, and the guy, a software game developer wants to make it to the US. Both, while in Bombay, live-in, but separation, when the time comes, is oh so difficult.
Big hopes from this movie, because:
- The original was none too shabby
- It is co-produced and written by Mani Ratnam (who directed OK Kanmani)
- The hindi version is directed by Shaad Ali, yes he of Saathiya and “Bunty or Babli“ fame
- The music by AR Rehman looks promising. The title track “OK Jaanu” is the same as the “Mental Manadhil” track from the Tamil version (see below), and it has a gorgeous remix of “Humma” from Saathiya.