Samantha Akkineni starrer Oh Baby has hit the screens. Directed by BV Nandini Reddy, the Telugu film is an adaptation of South Korean comedy drama Miss Granny. The film also stars Lakshmi, Rao Ramesh, Rajendra Prasad and Naga Shourya among others.
Talking about Oh Baby, Samantha had said, “If today I am able to confidently say that this film has given me the best role of my career, it is only because of my team. I have worked with an extraordinary team.” She added, “Nandini is like my elder sister. I trusted her completely. That trust will show in my performance. I am so proud of what she has done with this film.”
Jyotika starrer Raatchasi has also hit screens. From the trailer, the Tamil film looks like it is critical of government-run educational institutions. Jyotika plays a teacher, Geetha Rani, who takes it upon herself to reform the failing school.
Sy Gowtham Raj has written and directed Raatchasi. The film also stars Poornima Bhagyaraj, Sathyan, Hareesh Peradi and Kavitha Bharathi among others. Jyotika was last seen in Kaatrin Mozhi, the Tamil remake of Hindi film Tumhari Sulu
Follow all the latest updates about Samantha Akkineni's Oh Baby and Jyotika's Raatchasi.
Raatchasi: Our verdict
Raatchasi could have been a better film if the director understood the screenplay and characters were as important as ‘messages’.
'Samantha's flawless performance'
Prasanth Varma tweeted, "Go watch #OhBaby for @Samanthaprabhu2’s flawless performance! 👌🏻 Her body language, accent and the nuances! 👏🏻👏🏻 Welcome back @tejasajja123 to TFI! 🤗."
'Raatchasi is a mile above the usual'
Ramya Subramanian tweeted, "#Raatchasi is a mile above the usual👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!Jo mam as #GeethaRani nails her part to perfection,also being the classic woman that we need to be💪🏻.Loved the thought provoking dialogues every bit and wish this story is reality🙏🏻👌🏻. Thank you @prabhu_sr #SyGowthamraj 😇🙏🏻 Blown away."
Oh Baby: Our Verdict
Indianexpress.com film critic Manoj Kumar R wrote in his Oh Baby review, "Samantha Akkineni thrives in the role that reflects the possibilities of youth, the burden of old age, and the society's indifference to the desires and complaints of old people."
'The 1st half works particularly very well'
Kaushik LM tweeted, "#Raatchasi 3/5. The story moves with hardly any deviations from headmaster Jo & her school. Credits to the team for delivering a socially relevant mainstream film. The 1st half works particularly very well, the 2nd half could've been more subtle & focused. #RaatchasiFromToday."
'Samantha is the Boss Lady'
Sundeep Kishan tweeted, "Been hearing and reading some fantastic things about #OhBAby ...Nanduuuuu @nandureddy4ukotteessseevvvv ❤❤❤❤& Boss Lady @Samanthaprabhu2 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Congrats team 👏🏼👏🏼."
'Kudos to Jyothika'
Rajkumar Periasamy tweeted, "Loved the intent of #Raatchasi of #SyGowthamraj. Wish such angelic rebels like #Geetharani do exist. May questions arise & solutions arrive in reality too. Kudos to #Jyothika ma'am, @prabhu_sr sir, @DreamWarriorpic on the choice. Wishes for #Raatchasi to win in cinemas and real✌."
'Hearing fabulous reviews of Oh Baby '
Lakshmi Manchu wrote on her Twitter account, "My day started most beautiful.. Hearing fabulous reviews of #OhBaby wishing the entire team a huge congratulations! I told u this is a winner! @Samanthaprabhu2 #NANDU yayayay!!!"
'Cannot wait to watch the movie'
Archana Kalpathi tweeted, "All the very best @Samanthaprabhu2 for #OhBaby Loved the trailer and can’t wait to watch the movie 😊."
'So proud of Jyotika's movies'
Suriya Sivakumar tweeted, "#Ratchasi releasing today! So proud of #Jyotika s movies, her decision to do certain film which will give the right impact. Do watch this film with kids. Happy for @DreamWarriorpic thank you #SyGowthamraj @RSeanRoldan @gokulbenoy."
'Samantha is a winner'
Vishnu Thej Putta tweeted, "#OhBaby 🔥🏆 @Samanthaprabhu2 carried the film on her shoulder and she pulls it off with her amazing performance. She is a winner in picking up fresh roles and content. @nandureddy4u also deserves credits. Reminds grandmothers and will take you for an emotional ride!"
'Jyotika has consistently given us something to like in all her main lead 2nd innings films'
Kaushik LM wrote on his Twitter account, "36V, Magalir Mattum, Naachiyaar, Kaatrin Mozhi and now #Raatchasi - #Jyotika has consistently given us something to like in all her main lead 2nd innings films.. Decent, socially responsibile choices all through 👍@Suriya_offl @DreamWarriorpic."
'Raatchasi swaying in Tamil and Oh Baby spinning in Telugu'
Ramya Subramanian tweeted, "Is this the week for ‘Woman Power’ in Cinema or what 🤩🙌🏻? It’s #Raatchasi swaying in Tamil and #OhBaby spinning in Telugu 🤙🏻💪🏻..So happy to see the trend 😁. To more and more 🤩👍🏻😇."
'Jyotika is powerful'
Editor Praveen Kl tweeted, "#Raatchasi is a fab film with good anecdotes on the edu system. Liked the writing, shots and the ending. Jyothika mam is powerfull and laudable. Second half has a superb connect. Best wishes to @prabhu_sr sir and team @DreamWarriorpic for another gem from their stable."
'Samantha holds the movie like a Rockstar'
Ramesh Bala wrote on his Twitter account, "#OhBaby [3.25/5] : A fun and an emotional movie.. An interesting premise.. @Samanthaprabhu2 holds the movie like a Rockstar.. Playing a young gal with older woman's body language and emotions not easy.. Kudos to her for pulling off a difficult role with ease and grace.."
'Jyotika stands tall'
Dhananjayan wrote on Twitter, "#Raatchasi is a responsible & purposeful film with a solid message. #Jyotika mam stands tall with her intense performance. A must watch for it's message & purpose. Best wishes to #SyGowthamraj @prabhu_sr & Team"
'A sweet fantasy tale'
Adivi Sesh posted on Twitter, "Saw #OhBaby! A sweet fantasy tale that is heartfelt! @nandureddy4u makes sure every emotion is pitch perfect! @Samanthaprabhu2 is brilliant breezy & gorgeous. #Lakshmi garu is the soul and my oh my @Chinmayi, @IamNagashaurya & #RaoRamesh garu are dignified & gracious. #RajendraPrasad garu #Pragati #Teja & the cast were so good. Everything is just right in this delightful concoction. Kudos to the producers for backing this :) So happy for you @nandureddy4u Youre the platform :) #TFI Is telling great stories #OhBabyOnJuly5 @SureshProdns"