Director: A. M. Jyothi Krishna
Cast: Gopichand, Raashi Khanna, Anu Emmanuel
Producer: A. M. Rathnam
Release Date: November 30, 2017
Oxygen is one of the, most important film in the careers of three people – Hero Gopichand, Director A. M. Jyothi Krishna and Producer A. M. Rathnam. All their careers had been on the verge of crashing and the result of this movie could pump oxygen into their professions. Let’s find out whether this movie had become oxygen or carbon dioxide for them.
Ragupathi (Jagapathi Babu) is a village head in Achutapuram. Since his family has enmity with Verabhadram (Sayaji Shinde), Ragupathi becomes over-protective on his daughter Shruthi (Raashi Khanna) and tries to send her to America by getting her married to an NRI named Krishna Prasad (Gopichand).
When Krishna Prasad comes to Rajahmundry to look at bride, Ragupathi comes to know about Krishna Prasad's shocking past. What is his past? Who is army officer Sanjay? Why did he come to Rajahmundry? Forms the rest of the story
When you don’t have any film direction chance from past three years and are given a offer by your producer father, What would you do? Usually people work hard and come up with super interesting story to prove their mettle as director. However, Jyothi Krishna had completely failed to utilize this opportunity given by his producer father A. M. Rathnam and delivered a bland movie, which is neither patriotic nor interesting.
First half of the film starts with establishing enmity between two families (Jagapathi Babu and Sayaji Shinde) in Achutapuram village. Whenever Sayaji Shinde tries to attempt a murder plan on Jagapathi Babu, the plan gets foiled by Jagapathi Babu’s brothers Abhimanyu Singh, Brahmaji and Jagapathi Babu’s son kick Shaam. Soon Jagapathi Babu tries to marry off his daughter Raashi Khanna with software engineer Gopichand. When they both are about to get married, a twist comes in the story where software engineer Gopichand turns out to be the real enemy of Jagapathi Babu. He kills Kick Shaam, Brahmaji and his people and kidnap Raashi Khanna. Later Gopichand again comes as a military officer, who is always ready to fight for his country. How does he complete the operation “oxygen” by destroying the illegal cigarette factory and bring justice to his people, is what the movie is about.
Gopichand again got an opportunity to perform in two different characters, one as software engineer Krishna Prasad and another as military officer Sanjay. However, his dubbing is not at all consistent in the film. In the second half, it appears like someone had said dubbing to Gopichand as the voice is completely different. Raashi Khanna is big letdown in this movie as she always had blank expression on her face throughout the movie. Anu Emmanuel also could not justify her role in this poorly written script. Jagapathi Babu, Kick Shaam, Abhimanyu Singh, Brahmaji , Baahubali Prabhakar, Amit and Ali are just ok.
In summary, this movie appears to be boring version of cancer patient Mukesh’s biopic. In fact, it look as if director Jyothi Krishna had got the idea of making this film by watching the video of Mukesh and Rahul Dravid’s smoking advertisement’s. Even though the story of ill affects of smoking appears good on paper, the movie completely irritates you with routine and dull screenplay. Finally, Gopichand has one more flop in his career.
Result: O2 Became Co2