can be on your list if commercial is your cup of tea.
This is a hit-and-run case, if one can take the liberty of using 'run' as the unfolding of memory in the film's context. To make matters clear, the first time the heroine is hit on the head with a gun by her kidnappers, she forgets her past.
Sold off for a handsome amount, Raima (Priyanka) finds herself in a brothel in Kolkata with no memory of who she is. The second time she hurts her head is when bondhu Rohan (Kunal), with whom she has escaped from the brothel, is fighting the pimp, Raghu (Rajesh), and his men. Raima, now remembers who she is only to forget her present, which is Rohan — her saviour, Raghu and mashi from the red light area. Basking in the present and clueless about her dark days in Kolkata, Raima looks forward to her marriage with her childhood friend, Joy (Samrat). But you can't probably have the hero give up so easily, can you? Unable to bear the 'Sadma' , Rohan pleads with Raima's family, and visits and revisits her home almost to the point of stalking her. He tries in vain to remind her that she was his Pari. (That was the name he gave her during their first meeting). The twist comes in the form of another 'hit' . On her wedding day, Raima is confronted by Raghu, who again, pushes her so bad that she hits her head on the wall. And this time around, she remembers everything to perfection. So, out flies Joy from her heart and in comes Rohan.
With a commercial venture such as this, you aren't exactly supposed to question the logic behind certain occurances but go with the flow. So we aren't questioning why, in spite of the doctor telling Rohan that his Pari is Raima, Rohan is surprised to find that her name is so. When Raima fails to recognize him at the hospital, Rohan also forgets that at the brothel, he was told that Raima could not remember anything as she had been hit hard on her head. We're also trying to see reason when in spite of knowing how Rohan had saved their daughter, Raima's parents never try to help their daughter remember Rohan.
While this oscillation between memory and memory loss might come across as a bit too much to digest, once you swallow it with the all-is-fair-in-an-out-and-out-commercial-venture pill, your discomfort goes. Probably, the director came up with such a story because he was clear about the audience he wanted to woo. And it just might be so that his audience loves such OTT sequences. Partha deserves credit for opening up the gates to fresher Kunal, who, with some polish can look forward to a promising future in Tollywood. Priyanka, however, is in her form. And Rajesh is at his baddie best, commercially , that is. "OML" can be on your list if commercial is your cup of tea.