‘Oka Laila Kosam’ Set for Big Release Tomorrow: Preview, Storyline, Expectations
Akkineni Naga Chaitanya’s next film after blockbuster “Manam” will be released tomorrow, October 17, 2014 in more than 1000 screens, but the storyline revelaed recently by the actor while promoting the film goes nowhere near a formula story, but as the title suggests is all about one-sided love by a boy.
Directed and written by Vijay Kumar Konda, whose recent film “Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyinde” was a big hit, the upcoming film featuring Naga Cahitanya is expected to do better, backed by star value and that it bears the Akkineni fans along. Anoop Rubens composed music for the film while I. Andrew and Praveen Pudi handled the cinematography and editing.
The storyline is about a boy, aged 25, does not like the proposals coming his way but looks forward to convincing a girl he like. “What if the girl (Pooja Hegde) doesn’t like the boy? To what extent will the boy go to win the girl? That is what this film is about. Most love stories are about teenagers in college. This one is slightly mature. I play a 24-25-year-old who is getting marriage proposals he is not interested in,” explained the actor in an interview to Rediff.com.
“He is a fun loving, light-hearted character, very giving and is willing to do anything for the people he loves – friends or family. He believes in love at first sight and is always on a journey to discover new things,” he elaborated about his character in the film.
Naga Chaitanya said the film has a feel-good factor and should be a family entertainer, away from the regular commercial format. This is the third film of Naga Chaitanya in 2014 — Manam, Auro Nagar Surya and now OLK. Titled after a famous song of his grandfather Akkineni Nageswara Rao in his black and white film “Ramudu kadhu Krishnudu”, Oka Laila Kosam has some natural resemblance to the old film and if it works, Naga Chaitanya will be seen in more romantic films than action thrillers.
Naga Chaitanya as Karthik
Pooja Hegde as Nandini
The overseas rights have been bought by Blue Sky Cinemas, which has also won rights for Rajamouli’s “Baahubali”.
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The film, however, cannot compete with the blockbuster “Manam” that was the last film of his grandfather ANR, with him and his father Nagarjuna playing in it. While Manam went on to collect Rs.50 crore with a grand release in 1500 screens in India and 350 screens abroad.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh said “Manam” had a “phenomenal start” in overseas first time for any Telugu film collecting more than a million dollars in its first week.
The second film of Naga Chaitanya “Autonagar Surya” was more of an action-thriller bordering on entertainment masala and it collected only Rs. 20 crore, though it was made with a budget of Rs.10 crore.
Now that “Oka Laila Kosam” was made with keen interest to project Naga Chaitanya on par with other family-progeny like Jr NTR or Mahesh Babu will have to work wonders on the box office front.