Oopiri in Telugu, titled Thozha in Tamil, is an Indian Telugu-Tamil dramedy film directed by Vamsi Paidipally. It is the official remake of the French film The Intouchables . Produced by Prasad V Potluri in both Telugu and Tamil languages, the film features Nagarjuna Akkineni and Karthi playing the male leads, while Tamannaah plays the female lead. Slight differences exist in the supporting cast between both versions. Gopi Sunder composes the film's music. Production began on 11 February 2015 in Hyderabad and principal photography began on 16 March 2015 in Chennai. The film was released worldwide on 25 March 2016 to positive reception from critics.Wikipedia
Despite its climax which drags a bit, Oopiri is a touching film, adapted well by Vamshi and ably supported by the cast. It marks another hit for Nag, who has shown the way in experimenting with his roles.
From ensuring the soul is intact to successfully recreating a story for a completely different set of audiences, Oopiri sets a benchmark for adaptations in Telugu cinema and paves the way for more exciting genres. Director Vamshi Paidipally makes a difficult task seem easier than reading out ABC! And, he does that by bringing together two leading mainstream actors from different film industries. Can it get any better?
With the right cast and the perfect team, Vamsi has pulled off a decent drama, which retains the soul of the original.
Do not miss this film for anything in the world. It will make you laugh, make you self reflect and it will inspire you like nothing has ever done before. And watch this film with your best buddies and family for the best experience!
It has been a while since the audience in Prasads clapped after a movie. Today, once the morning show ended, the clapping started slowly, but it increased in intensity and took a while to stop. Go book your tickets for Oopiri - this one's a must watch.
It’s no mean feat to make a mainstream Telugu film where the hero sits on a wheelchair. But the next time an unconventional film is made, let’s hope the item number can be done away with.
Oopiri has a fine direction, good performancesand some well executed sequences too. But with nothing new to revealor surprise in its content for me its content, for me it just remainsa good one time watch and not anything more than that as beingprojected.
The movie is filled with many emotional moments all the while keeping humor intact. This is the director’s movie. And Karthi’s show all the way. Despite length, “Oopiri” is one of the best made heart-touching movies in Tollywood. It is seeped with classiness.
Oopiri is all about moments and emotions. It cannot be seen as a simple film based on two people. There is so much depth into it and there is life in it. This is one of those films that cannot be missed at any cost. It is an experience that needs to be cherished by every film lover. Leave everything and just book your ticket now. Highly recommended.
Oopiri surely remains as the best film in Nagarjuna’s career after Geetanjali. Nagarjuna has made a hat-trick with Oopiri after the success of Manam and Soggade Chinni Nayana. Karthi, who made a straight Telugu film for the first time recorded success with this film. Overall, the film Oopiri gives a cool breath for the audience in this summer season.
Though one feels that the film is majorly catered to class audience, it has the capacity to even impress the front benchers because of its universal emotions. Very rarely does one come across such a meaningful film in Telugu which holds your attention with its beautiful narration.
Oopiri, is for all of you, who are waiting to breathe a fresh air in the Tollywood. Being genuine to its content and genre, the movie is packaged to be largely appealing to all kinds of the audience. Do catch up Oopiri, if you want to have a heartful movie watching experience.
Must watch soothing emotional light-hearted family entertainer. Long weekend should allow everyone to hit theaters. Might stand a good competition to Sardaar Gabbar Singh if both films released at the same time. Don't encourage piracy, watch in theaters.
In one word, Vamsi Paidipally’s Oopiri is an out and out emotional and fun entertainer that can satisfy all stages of audiences. Nagarjuna and Karthi’s pair stood as the biggest asset for this film. Even though, there are many emotional elements in this film, the maker has perfectly balanced the story by adding comedy and romance in it.
‘Oopiri’ is heart-warming drama with many soothing and highly emotional moments. Aided by class performance from the lead actors and rich visuals, the movie entertains till the end. Based on highly appreciated French film ‘The Intocuhables’, the film is an uplifting dramedy. Best adaptation of the French movie . Go for it.
Audience Reviews for Oopiri
i enjoyed karthi's action in this movie ,nag done his job
On this auspicious Sunday, I would like to wish all my friends & well wishers a peaceful & joyful Easter. It's been a while since I had watched a Tamil movie & when I happened to see the trailer of "Thozha" which is actually a bilingual with the Telugu flick titled "Oopiri", it kinda enticed me to check it out. Actually the primary reason for that being the combination of Nagarjuna & Karthi which seemed to ooze oodles of bromance. So was it as good as the tempting trailer???
Sreenu (Karthi) is a petty thief who was out on parole & on the look out for a suitable job which would earn him brownie points with the judiciary to earn an early release from prison. His search eventually leads him to the quadriplegic billionaire Vikram (Nagarjuna) who was seeking the assistance of a caretaker. Inspite of numerous qualified applicants, Vikram appointed Sreenu as the latter seemed to impart a positive vibe which lifted his spirits. As for Sreenu, he couldnt have hoped for a better job & though reluctant decided to take it up seeing the posh lifestyle that he could enjoy being there. In due time, both of them warm up to each other & as to how each one proves to be an inseparable part of each one's life forms the crux of the movie.
Since I am not so well versed with Telugu movies, I would have to admit that I haven't watched much of Vamsi Paidipally's previous ventures except for "Yevadu" which was inspired from "Face off". To be frank, I had watched it since I am a huge fan of Allu Arjun (like many other Malayalis) & though it didn't quite blow me off I was kinda satisfied with what the film offered. His latest effort is an inspiration yet again as it is the official remake of the French movie "The Intouchables". Since I haven't watched the original, there is no point of reference which is good in a way as we inevitably tend to be biased towards the original. The biggest positive of the movie is undoubtedly the chemistry between Nagarjuna & Karthi which was brilliant to say the least. A special word of mention for the dialogues by Raja Murugan which was both hilarious & insightful. However, rather than being crisp Vamsi chose to touch on a myriad of issues including the sequence in Paris that was way too long & laborious making the audience look at their watches which doesnt augur well for Praveen's editing credentials. As for other aspects, Gopi Sundar's music was average while P S Vinod deserves praise for his visuals.
Karthi was aptly casted as Sreenu since the character had to be mischievous & project a declasse attitude which comes quite naturally to him. Even Nagarjuna has given a praise worthy performance as the serene billionaire with a heart of gold though I felt he wasn't as effective when it came to displaying the vulnerability of a disabled person. As for the rest of the cast, Prakash Raj & Jayasudha was impressive while Vivek barely got noticed & Tamannah had more to do being an eye candy rather than perform. Even Kalpana was there in a small role which I believe was the last movie she had worked on before she breathed her last in Hyderabad. There were a host of cameos as well which included Anushka, Shriya etc which didnt provide them much scope for performance.
Verdict: With an enviable star cast the film should have the initial hype working in its favour & with the story also being reasonably good, I would expect it to become a superhit or maybe even a blockbuster. It's surely a feel good movie with ample dosage of bromance. There is no doubt that the film would have been much better off if they have edited about half an hour, but inspite of that it's worth watching. In short, wont hurt to give it a try!!!
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