Iddari Lokam Okate review: Old wine, New bottle
Iddari Lokam Okate is the official remake of 2011 Turkish romantic drama – Love Likes Coincidences
Critic's Rating: 2.5/5
Friday 27 December 2019
Iddari Lokam Okate
Raj Tarun, Shalini Pandey, Nasser, Bharath, Raj
'Accident' is a recurring point in Iddari Lokam Okate starring Raj Tarun and Shalini Pandey. An accident causes pre-term labor for Mahi's (played by Raj Tarun) mother. A bicycle accident was the reason why Mahi takes up photography and develops a friendship with Varsha (played by Shalini). Another accident plays a life-changing role in their lives.
Coincidences/accidents causing the lives of a young couple is the basic theme of this love story which is an official remake of 2011 Turkish romantic drama – Love Likes Coincidences (Ask Tesadüfleri Sever). However, barring the climax and protagonist's problem, the basic story and scenes of this Turkish drama have already been copied by three different filmmakers in Telugu. Malli Raava featuring Sumanth, Hello starring Akhil and Varun Tej starrer Tholi Prema have used a major chunk of this Turkish drama.
Thus, Iddari Lokam Okate gives the feel of Deja Vu though this movie is an official and faithful remake of the Turkish drama. Had this been released much before those movies, it would have been different. Still, Iddari Lokam Okate has its own merits. Despite Deja Vu, it is not a bad film either. Raj Tarun has put in the sincere effort for this role. Shalini Pandey is also good. There lies huge merit in the surprising climax but the preceding proceedings should have been more effective. Overall, the climax makes the difference to this drama.
Cinematography is rich. Except for the song Ade Nuvvu Ade Nenu, Mickey has given regular tracks. Compared to his debut film Aadu Magadra Bujji, director GR Krishna has handled some sequences better here.
Iddari Lokam Okate is a faithful remake of Turkish drama Love Likes Coincidences and it gives a feeling of déjà vu.