Lacklustre writing hampers this Telugu internet sequence that’s held collectively by good performances
Oka Chinna Household Story, created by Manasa Sharma and Mahesh Uppala and directed by the latter, has a premise that’s acquainted to those that watch mainstream Telugu movies. A wastrel son who’s neither good in lecturers nor has a expertise to boast of is chided by his father to fix his methods. His mom stays doting to a fault. The center class household struggles to make ends meet and the accountability lies squarely on the daddy. The story is about in a nondescript neighbourhood in Warangal. With a lot of the story occurring inside the house or within the neighbourhood, all of it boils right down to how good the writing is and the way properly it will get tailored for the display screen.
Oka Chinna Household Story – season 1
- Forged: Sangeeth Shobhan, Tulasi, VK Naresh, Simran Sharma
- Route: Mahesh Uppala
- Streaming on: Zee5
A childhood episode establishes the first characters. The boy has failed in all his topics and convinces his mom that ‘F’ stands for ‘fass’ and ‘P’ for ‘pail’. She gleefully agrees and provides to make his favorite dish, pappu chaaru. Fortunately the remainder of the comedy will not be so banal.
A grown-up Mahesh (Sangeeth Shobhan) has did not clear B.Tech thrice. His mom Rukmini (Tulasi) continues to make pappu chaaru for him. The daddy Haridas (Naresh) tries to make the mom and son see purpose, in useless. A desolate grandmother (Prameela Rani) appears on, together with her world revolving round a tv set.
Quickly, the daddy is gone (this isn’t a spoiler, since this facet is revealed within the trailer) and the mom and son are left to sort out a monetary mess. How the 2 who usually are not even remotely pragmatic deal with the state of affairs looks as if an ideal setting for a darkish comedy and a coming-of-age story of the son.
A number of the parts are hilarious when you give into suspension of disbelief. Take the sequence the place the household receives payments — water, electrical energy, groceries, et al. ‘I’ll sort out all of it identical to how I’ve achieved all these years’, the mom says and dutifully places the payments right into a crimson field. Fill it, shut it, overlook it. It’s robust to purchase into the speculation. Irrespective of how naive a center class homemaker is, she would certainly bear in mind that payments should be paid?
Nevertheless, when you give into the incredulous ambiance the sequence tries to create, there are lots of laughaloud moments. The speculations and conspiracy theories concerning the large mortgage are hilarious. The household turning in the direction of the maternal uncle (Rajeev Kanakala), as if it’s their proper to demand monetary help, additionally lends itself to enjoyable moments. Yesteryear dialogues and songs additionally get aptly used so as to add to the humour.
Ultimately, the story strikes into the moody drama house when Mahesh is pressured to search for a job to repay the mounting mortgage dues. A somewhat insipid romance additionally blooms between Mahesh and the neighbourhood woman Kirthi (Simran Sharma), who seems disinterested for a very long time.
Oka Chinna Household Story will get sluggish because it progresses and it looks like a two-hour story stretched into 5 episodes. The numerous mentions of pappu chaaru get repetitive and boring. The performances assist salvage the drama to an extent. The lanky Sangeeth Shobhan is easy within the unheroic character and will get the beats proper. Tulasi can be understated and her comedian timing with Sangeeth work. Naresh, Prameela Rani and get-up Seenu because the financial institution consultant are enough.
The ultimate episode tries to redeem the sequence. The roughly predictable story ends with a query mark, leaving scope for season two.
The most important grouse with the sequence lies in the way it portrays its relationships. Many instances I discovered myself questioning if Mahesh shared any memorable moments in any respect along with his father whereas rising up. For, all he has for his late father is bitterness. I had the same question concerning the bond that the spouse shared together with her late husband. Did she take the doting mom tendencies too far to not be capable to see her husband for what he was? The sequence doesn’t reply this, identical to it doesn’t even pause to point out them grieving after the loss.
(Oka Chinna Household Story streams on Zee5)