Krishna (Sundeep Kishan) falls in love with Mango (Unfortunately that’s what Nithya is called as) in a very tender kindergarten age. Thanks to his brother, the duo are forced to part ways. Back in present day, in an attempt to free the terrorist big shot Aslam (Rahul Dev), a group of terrorists headed by Anwar (Ravi Kishan) plant a bomb on a flyover in Hyderabad. As always, they do it to get the government's attention and captivate on it to aid Aslam's release. And as expected the lead pair, now all grown, end up in that flyover and in due course find themselves in the middle of the fiasco. If the terrorist's plot is foiled and if the pair unite is what Okka Ammayi Thappa is all about.
The film has everything it needs to be an engaging flick that would've been worth the bucks for the audience, but what it ends up with forced comedy, an uninteresting love story and over heroism is a flick that has made its way to the screens a decade too late. Only when you think the story is going to pick pace, an unwanted comedy track or a song would hinder the film's flow.
Sundeep Kishan has done his part perfectly and Nithya Menen, though the film titles talks about its 'ammayi' doesn't have much to offer in this flick. The film talks in stretch about unity in diversity and the age old mantra of how India is better than Pakistan. Though the fun quotient is sort of present, the jokes aren't really enjoyable.
The film fails to pick speed even after getting to the half way mark. The screenplay could've been more gripping and the love track and the CGI shots should've been better. On the positive end, Sundeep Kishan's natural acting works well and some songs are hum worthy.
Overall, Okka Ammayi Thappa is a wannabe romantic action thriller that falls flat for more than one reason.