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  • If you haven’t seen the original though, you’re sure to walk out of the theatre with a warm-fuzzy feeling.

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  • Shaad Ali though successful in making a feel good and harmless rom-com losses mark on not being original and mostly rehashing his mentor's work in Ok Jaanu for the thinking audience.

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  • ...is probably one of the most heart-warming romances you will ever see in Bollywood.

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  • ...cannot shrug off the identity of a remake. It’s like two people who’ve watched the original consciously recreating it for an audience unfamiliar to the original.

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  • It’s the film’s writing gets convoluted and confused trying to address the concepts of love, live-in relationships and career. In an attempt to do so, the film goes astray...

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  • Despite being set in 2017 with a contemporary look and feel, Ok Jaanu's idea of love feels dated. Brand placement in the middle of a romantic scene that's meant to evoke some emotion is a terrible idea!

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  • ...is a light-hearted film but there is nothing extraordinary about it.

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  • The strength of the film is that it remains faithful to the original, and if you haven't watched that, OK Jaanu makes for a decent watch.

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  • You get so tired of the dialog you wonder why the Tamil version directed by Mani Ratnam was not such a bore to watch. Then you realise that in staying true to the original, there are pauses and silences induced because Dulquer Salman and Nithya Menen have far better screen presence and acting chops than Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor.

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  • Retelling a story in another language means being sensitive to the nuances of the recipient language as not everything will translate precisely, something that wasn't taken into account here.

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  • A breezy, feel-good romance with its share of highs, OK Jaanu floats along through some interesting thematic territory without managing to soar to the altitude one expects it to.

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  • Ali has all the elements in place for a breezy ode to young love, but his mechanical approach and miscasting ensure that OK Jaanu is not exactly an okay remake.

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  • ...is more froth than coffee— sweet and diverting, but lacking the kick of emotion.

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  • ...is an overly faithful, shot for shot remake of ‘O Kadhal Kanmani’ but misses out on the charisma of Dulquer and Nithya.

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  • ...it’s a bit like flat soda. Palatable, but lacking any fizz.

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  • Shaad doesn’t add anything to the narrative and the leads aren’t dazzling enough to distract us from the inherent flaws — like the repetition and predictable ending.

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  • ... is interesting at first, but as it rolls along it reveals its hollowness, a failing that even the lead couple’s charms and the attractive production design cannot overcome.

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  • Shaad Ali’s copy Ok Jaanu, with a screenplay by Ratnam, is faithful but pale and predictable.

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  • How many more times do we have to see lovers who are too cool for love/marriage? I say, enough already.

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  • I feel for Shaad Ali. Ever since his best film, the criminally underrated Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, bombed, he’s been at sea. Remaking his mentor’s works may be a way to keep himself visible, but someone should tell him an echo is not a voice.

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