20 October, 2020

O Kadhal Kanmani (OK, Kanmani)

Mani Ratnam fails as a writer and love becomes just another metaphor for tradition.

O Kadhal Kanmani (OK, Kanmani)

Starring: Dilquer Salmaan, Nithya Menon, Prakash Raj, Leela Samson
Directed by Mani Ratnam

Mani Ratnam is back with a simple love story about young love in the age of digital feminism, where marriage is for parents and lust is called freedom. The coyness of love has been replaced by the boldness of lust.

Adi is the youth who designs a computer game where he is the hero taking on a two-headed villain, and Tara is an upcoming architect. Eve­nts are tediously manipulated to make the two meet, after which their hormones take over.

The consummation of lust needs space and time, but Mani has little time for dealing with this nature of sex­ual desire. When Adi and Tara follow their hormones, it leads them right into...



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