Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi Review: Love vs Friendship

Film: Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi

Rating: 2.75/5

Director: Kishore Tirumala

Cast:  Ram Pothineni, Anupama Parameswaran, Lavanya Tripathi

Producer: Sravanthi Ravi Kishore and Krishna Chaitanya

Release Date: October 27, 2017 

Ram Pothineni had teamed up once again with his “Nenu Sailaja” director Kishore Tirumala and is coming up with “Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi”, which is all about love and friendship that caters to present day youth. Let’s find out how well this film had shaped up.


Abhi (Ram Pothineni) and Vasu (Sree Vishnu) are best friends from childhood days. Abhi meets Mahaa (Anupama Parameswaran) in a car accident and soon both starts liking each other. However, Vasu’s parents arrange the marriage between Vasu and Mahaa. Both Vaasu and Abhi go ahead and propose to Mahaa and leave the decision in her hands.

Whom does Mahaa say yes to? Who is Meghana (Lavanya Tripathi)? How do these two best friends cope up with love and friendship? Is what the remaining story is about

What’s Good:



First Half

What’s Bad:

Second Half


Slow Paced Narration


‘Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi’ is triangular love story between two best friends, but with a complete different treatment. Director Kishore Tirumala, who scored a hit with ‘Nenu Sailaja’, had chosen another love story but had interlaced it with friendship this time. The director tried to showcase the emotions of the characters aptly in the movie and how the equations between two best buddies got affected with the entry of a girl in their life.

First half starts with Ram rejecting love proposal of Anisha Ambrose, which takes the story into the flashback where the friendship tales between Ram and Sree Vishnu is depicted through the song. Soon Anupama, a house surgeon, makes an entry and starts connecting with Ram. While things are going smoothly between them, Vasu returns from the trip and his parents arrange wedding with Mahaa.  This incident makes cracks in their friendship and eventually Ram moves to Italy.

Second half goes on with Ram trying to patch up with his friend Vasu at a marriage ceremony in Ooty and in the process, meets Meghana (Lavanya Tripathi), a wedding planner, who starts liking Ram and falls for him. Later, the two friends Ram and Vasu forget their past and unite again in the name of friendship.

Ram got a good role in this film and performed very well. Sree Vishnu got an interesting role which is like a second hero of this story. Anupama Parameswaran’s character got good significance in the story and she could create a nice impact in the author backed role. Music and background score by Devi Sri Prasad is good in places. Cinematographer Sameer Reddy had very well captured the beauty of Ooty and Vizag locations.

In Summary, Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi is an emotional story which is interconnected with friendship and love. The movie does not have any regular commercial elements and hero build up scenes. Director Kishore Tirumala should be appreciated for attempting this story. However, the screenplay and narration is not up to the mark and tests your patience at some places. If you can sit through slow narration, then this movie can entertain you for 152 minutes.

 Result: Love vs Friendship