Ohm Shanthi Oshaana

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Ohm Shanthi Oshaana
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana (2014) - Poster.jpg
Film Poster
Directed by Jude Anthany Joseph
Produced by Alvin Antony
Screenplay by
Story by Midhun Manuel Thomas
Starring
Music by Shaan Rahman
Cinematography Vinod Illampally
Edited by Lijo Paul
Production
company
Ananya Films
Distributed by PJ Entertainments Europe & Tricolor Entertainments Asia Pacific's.
Release date
  • 7 February 2014 (2014-02-07)
Running time
125 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam
Budget 1.5 crore (US$230,000)
Box office 10.3 crore (US$1.6 million)[1]

Ohm Shanthi Oshaana is a 2014 Malayalam coming-of-age romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Jude Anthany Joseph. The story was conceived by Midhun Manuel Thomas and he wrote the screenplay along with the director.[2] It stars Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim, Renji Panicker, Aju Varghese, and Vineeth Sreenivasan. Ohm Shanthi Oshaana was produced by Ananya Films[3] and features music by Shaan Rahman.[4]

The film was released on 7 February 2014 with positive reviews from critics and became one of the biggest hits of 2014.[5][6] And won three Kerala State Film Awards including Best Popular Film, Best Actress for Nazriya Nazim and Best Editor for Lijo Paul.[7][8]

Plot Summary[edit]

The film begins as Dr. Matthew Devasya (Renji Panicker) anxiously paces the hall outside of a delivery room. He learns that his wife has delivered a baby boy and thanks God for the good news. A stranger comments that Mathew was lucky it's not a daughter, as he would have had to worry about her all his life. As the stranger says this, a nurse comes out of the delivery room carrying the baby, apologizing that she made a mistake, and confirming that the baby is actually a girl. Mathew glares at the stranger and praises God once again .

The story resumes in 1999 where the baby girl, Pooja Mathew (Nazriya Nazim), has grown up to become a tomboy and is now in grade 10 with age of 15. She introduces the audience to her parents. Her father, is a doctor by profession and enjoys recording and listening to his own renditions of songs. Her mother who is a college lecturer by profession is sweet and down-to-earth, who loves cooking and appreciates her own culinary skills. Pooja also has two friends: Neetu (Akshaya Premnath), a flirt, and Donna (Oshein Mertil), a foodie.

Pooja recounts her childhood memories of being a tomboy, riding a motorbike and of her friendship with Rachel Aunty (Vinaya Prasad) who makes and sells wine as her job. Pooja is her official wine taster. During one of their sessions, she tells Pooja that she can either choose to marry a man she loves or learn to love a stranger that she is forced to marry. Pooja then decides then that she must find someone herself.

She settles on Yardley (Harikrishnan), a popular boy in her school. During a trip from her school, Yardley approaches Pooja with a proposal. Pooja ponders whether or not to accept. The next day, she and her friends are teased by a gang of men. Pooja gets angry and confronts them. As she does, one of the gang twists her arm. Just then, Giri (Nivin Pauly), a random stranger comes out through one of the rides and saves her. Pooja instantly falls for Giri and immediately leaves Yardley saying she does not have romantic feelings for him.

Over the course of the rest of the film, Pooja constantly tries to attract Giri's attention who is a part-time farmer but also teaches in the Kung Fu Academy. At one point, she learns from her cousin David Kaanjani (Aju Varghese) that another one of her cousins (and Kaanjani's sister), Julie (Poojitha Menon), used to be Giri's girlfriend. She is told that Julie was married off to another man from America.She learns from Rachel that Giri was thought for suitor to her daughter Helen as well. The year is 2000. On Giri's birthday, which also happens to be a Palm Sunday, Pooja decides that she will propose to him by bringing him a locket. It starts raining and they take shelter in a temple. Pooja declares her love but Giri tells her that she is just a kid, and that she needs to concentrate on her studies because she is destined to become successful. Pooja drops the locket and she leaves the temple to the rain crying.At this juncture age of Pooja is 15 and Giri is 7 years elder at 22.

Pooja is distraught but focuses on her studies as Giri had requested. She passes her medical entrance exams and goes to Kozhikode Medical College. Pooja tries to contact Giri before leaving, but learns that he is visiting China on a Kung Fu Academy trip. Actress Teenu did role of Chinese woman who appears as wife of Giri during dream of Pooja. At the medical college, she is still friends with Neetu, and another student, Anna (Anju Kurian). She also befriends a young professor, Dr. Prasad Varkey (Vineeth Srinivasan). During her final year in 2005-06, she runs into Giri again. She confides in Dr. Prasad about Giri and he advises her that enough time has passed and she should pursue him if she is still interested. When Giri's mother is admitted to the hospital, Pooja takes care of her in an effort to get closer to Giri. When Giri's friend Thennal (Nikki Galrani) comes to visit, Pooja thinks they are in a relationship and becomes jealous until she learns that Thennal is already married.

Pooja comes home to stay with her parents and continues her pursuit of Giri by helping him with his social activities like performing community weddings. Now Giri is 28 and Pooja is 21.During this time, she surprises him by helping to publish a book his mother wrote. Though Pooja thinks Giri has started to care for her, she is shocked to learn that Giri is engaged to Sreelakshmi (Nimisha Suresh), one of their childhood friends. She learns that David had betrayed Giri in college days hence David runs away whenever he sees Giri. One day after Church, David asks Pooja and Giri to help him to elope with his love interest Nazeema. After they helps him, David gives Giri a letter, telling him only to read it after they've left. When Giri opens the letter, he finds out that Kaanjani had actually eloped with Sreelakshmi. Pooja once again returns to her normal self.

Later, Pooja's Wine Aunty takes her to Giri. They go to the same place where Pooja had first proposed to Giri. As she walks up to Giri, he admits that he has loved her all along. He reveals that he kept some memories like the locket that Pooja originally gave him during her proposal. They get married soon after and Pooja reveals that Dr. Prasad has married Anna, Neetu has married Yardley and that things were going well. Presently, they (Pooja, Giri and their toddler daughter) are visiting her friend Anna. During their pep-talk, Prasad enquires about the daughter's name to which Giri replies is "Julie" (named after Giri's ex-girlfriend) much to Pooja's annoyance, which she narrates in the end that " men never forget their first lovers".

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Entertainment website "OneIndia" rated the movie as entertaining, stating that the film has its share of happiness, one-liners and decent performances from the leading pair.[9] The New Indian Express calls Om Shanthi Oshaana a "‘Peaceful’ Attempt at film making." [clarification needed][10] "Sify" stated that the director Jude Anthany Joseph "creates an engaging enough drama in Ohm Shanthi Oshaana, that you're happy to emotionally invest in [it]."[11]

Theatrical run[edit]

The film completed 100 days in 12 screens.[12] It grossed over 2.7 crore (US$420,000) in 4 days at the Indian box office.[13] Overall, the film grossed 10.3 crore (US$1.6 million) at the box office. It was one of the biggest commercial success of 2014 in Malayalam.[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

Ohm Shanthi Oshaana
Film score by Shaan Rahman
Released 27 January 2014
Genre Film soundtrack
Label Think Music India
Producer Shaan Rahman
Shaan Rahman chronology
Thira
(2013)Thira2013
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana
(2014)
Praise the Lord
(2014)Praise the Lord2014

Ohm Shanti Oshaana's music was composed by Shaan Rahman with lyrics by Manu Manjith.

Original track listing
No. Title Singer(s) Length
1. "Kattu Mooliyo" Vineeth Sreenivasan  
2. "Mounam Chorum Neram" Rinu Razak, Hesham  
3. "Sneham Cherum Neram" Rinu Razak, Hesham  
4. "Mandaarame" Job Kurien, Shaan Rahman  
5. "Ee Mazha Megham" Remya Nambeesan  
6. "Neelakasham" Shaan Rahman  

Accolades[edit]

45th Kerala State Film Awards[8]

Film Critics Award

  • Atlas Film Critics Award for Best Debutant Director[14]

References[edit]

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