Cast: Gopichand, Raashi Khanna, Anu Emmanuel, Jagapathi Babu, Abhimanyu Singh, Brahmaji, Ali and others
Director: AM Jyothi Krishna
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Producer: AM Ratnam
Prasad (Gopichand) lands in India from USA for a marriage match in a village. Bride Raashi is daughter of rich village headman Jagapathi Babu whose family is under threat from enemies. Entire family is impressed with Prasad as he appears a kind gentleman but Raashi doesn’t want to marry him as he would take her to US along with him.
Two teams attack the family on an occasion and Prasad saves them using his fist power. This makes Raashi turn head over heels for him and agrees to marry. In no time Prasad reveals his other side much to her shocker. What is Prasad motto in landing in the village? What is his flashback? Will he marry Raashi or does he love anybody else? All this and lot more is in offing from Oxygen.
Oxygen Movie Review:
After much dilly-dallying ‘Oxygen’ finally hits screens today. AM Jyothi Krishna has directed this film more than a decade and half gap after his debut film ‘Nee Manasu Naaku Telusu’. Title raised curiosity and teasers are impressive. Let’s see what the film is all about.
Oxygen is no different film from regular commercial potboiler. It’s made with a concept of bygone era with a treatment that is even more archaic. Director seems to have assumed to be presenting it in distinct without realizing that it’s already extinct. First half is set in rural backdrop with some funny scenes as heroines silly attempts to disrupt her marriage with the help of a comedian.
Obviously, romance blossoms after witnessing his macho side and then comes a deliberately forced interval ‘bang’. Second half is even harder to digest with a flashback that leaves everyone in déjà vu as it all divulges into a national wide mission that is titled ‘Oxygen’!
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja is pretty average. As usual, cinematography is used to show buildup of hero as in any mass masala flick. Dialogues are old fashioned. Repeated reference to Abdul Kalam irks. Editing is lethargic.
Gopichand shines in this lackluster film. He looked a stud and performed in his macho style. Raashi is charming as village belle and delivers yet another ‘bubbly’ performance. Anu Emmanuel looked pretty but she puts a cardboard face for every emotion. Ali gives some comic relief. Jagapathi Babu, Abhimanyu Singh, Shyam, Brahmaji and others can be seen in redundant roles that they themselves did infinite times.
Bottom-line: Suffocating revenge drama
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