Tamil Diplomat

Amitabh Bachchan praised OK Kanmani

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s latest Tamil entertainer O Kadhal Kanmani, saying that the film is told in an endearing way, capturing the essence of the changing times. The 72-year-old took to his blog to share his views about the film after watching it with his daughter Shweta Nanda. “Shweta and I get to see Mani Ratnam’s new and fresh Tamil film at a trial, and it is a sweet and endearing story of love among the young. Fresh and with a sense of the changing times, in keeping with the sensibilities of this generation, it shows compassion and example with great dexterity,” he posted on his blog.

Touted to be Mani Ratnam’s comeback to the romance genre, the film is set in Mumbai and follows the story of a young couple Aadi and Tara who decide to stay in a live-in relationship. The Paa actor lauded film’s star cast – Dulquer Salmaan and Nitya Menen – for portraying the role with conviction. “Values are not lost in the practices that this generation may desire, but sufficient understanding on both parts is beautifully portrayed by two young performers who play the lead. They are a delight to watch – the boy, Mammootty’s son, Mammootty the mega star of Malayalam Cinema in Kerala and equally a sprightly love interest in his opposite number a young lady of enormous verve,” he shared. O Kadhal Kanmani, which has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, minted over Rs 14 crore at the box office worldwide in the first four days since its release on April 17.