Oh Baby Review :
Samantha Akkineni is testing her luck at the box office with a female-centric film titled as Oh Baby. An official remake of Korean movie Miss Granny, the film’s story revolves around a 70-year-old woman who mysteriously finds herself in a 20-year-old young girl. Veteran actress Lakshmi, Rao Ramesh, Naga Shaurya and Rajendra Prasad are essaying important roles in this comedy movie. “Oh Baby” has raised the curiosity of the audience with entertaining promos. Samantha is confident about her performance and hoping that Oh Baby will give her the long-awaited solo hit she has been waiting for. Directed by Nandini Reddy, the film is releasing all over today.
Baby ( Lakshmi ) is a stubborn old lady who irritates every one in her family. Baby ( Lakshmi )is forced to leave home due to ill-health of her daughter-in-law. Mysteriously, Baby turns physically young and comes back as New Baby ( Samantha ) who is an energetic girl. Baby’s family think she ran away from the home, but Samantha joins them as a tenant of Chanti ( Rajendra Prasad ).
Director Nandini Reddy tries her hand on a remake of a Korean film “Miss Granny” this time. In order to custom it to Telugu nativity, the director took the first 30 minutes to establish the premise. It was boring for that part, things change as soon as Samantha as Young Baby enters the story. Her diction, body language and performance are effortless while she switches between Old lady diction vs young. The first half has some genuine laughs but in the end, it is an average one. In the second half, the story goes for a toss and the purpose of Young Samantha’s role is a puzzle. There was an attempt to make this film a musical by introducing a rock/music band concept in the 2nd half but it didn’t work due to lacklustre songs. Sentimental scenes in the second half have partially worked. Music by Mickey J Mayer is disappointing except Change Bhala song. Production values are good. Rajendra Prasad, Rao Ramesh, Lakshmi all seasoned artists performed well.
Family Oriented Story
Some fun scenes in the 1st half
Few sentiment dialogues in 2nd Half.
Very Superficial story
Boring moments in the second half
Songs are a setback except ‘ Change Bhala. ‘
‘ Oh Baby ‘ is a mixed film which may leave the family audience satisfactory. Samantha entertains the audience in a few scenes but the insipid story, artificial sentiment and poor songs work against the film. As Samantha factor and the long weekend work in favour, this film will do better at the US box-office.
Director: B. V. Nandini Reddy
3Produced by: D. Suresh Babu, Sunitha Tati
Starring: Samantha Akkineni, Naga Shaurya, Rajendraprasad, Lakshmi
Music: Mickey J Meyer