Oh! Baby is a 2019 Indian Tamil-language fantasy comedy film directed by B. V. Nandini Reddy. A remake of the South Korean film Miss Granny, it stars Samantha Akkineni, Naga Shaurya, Lakshmi, Rajendra Prasad in the lead roles and music composed by Mickey J. Meyer. Principal photography of the film began in December 2018. The film released theatrically on 5 July 2019 and received positive reviews, with praise for Samantha’s performance. A remake is in development by Sajid Nadiadwala titled Jabudani.
Savitri / Baby (Lakshmi), a 70-year-old woman, is a cook who runs a canteen in a college, which is co-owned by her childhood friend Chanti (Rajendra Prasad), where her son Shekar / Nani (Rao Ramesh) also works as a lecturer. She has a very beautiful voice and wants her grandson Rocky (Teja Sajja), who is interested in singing, to fulfill her dreams. But her relationship with her daughter-in-law Madhavi (Pragathi) does not run on good terms. Things get worse when Madhavi gets a heart attack and do not want to live with Baby. Even the doctors also suggest the same. Knowing this, heartbroken, Baby leaves the house and accuses God of her fate. On the way, Rocky calls her for his first music performance at an exhibition where God (Jagapathi Babu) appears in the form of a saint, presents her a statue of Lord Ganesha and says that it will change her fate. Nevertheless, she finds a photo studio and enters with a hope of getting a good photograph as she would like to print a beautiful photo of hers after her death in the newspaper. The same person appears as the photographer and promises to get back her beauty, after taking the picture, astoundingly, she turns into a 24-year-old young lady (Samantha Akkineni). Looking at it, she becomes bewildered when God appears again as a hippie and tells her that this new life is given to fill with joy and enlightenment. Thereafter, she joins as a tenant in Chanti’s house changing her name as Swathi, starts a new life and also teams up with her grandson Rocky and becomes a part of the band. Meanwhile, Chanti realizes Swati itself is Baby and supports her at every step. Meanwhile, Vikram (Naga Shaurya), the head of the music company, likes Baby / Swathi’s voice and gives her band an opportunity. After a lot of romantic comedy, Vikram proposes to Swathi when she is totally confused. At the same time, Chanti learns that if Baby loses her blood she again turns into an old lady. At last, the D-day finale of the competition, unfortunately, Rocky meets with an accident, yet, Baby participates and acquires the victory to see her grandson at peaks. Here Baby / Swathi writes a letter to Vikram telling him to keep their acquaintance as a sweet memory and to always be smiling. After reaching hospital she finds Rocky requires AB-ve blood which Baby donates, even though Chanti & Nani oppose, and transforms into the old lady. In the Climax, God is shown transforming Chanti into a young boy (Akkineni Naga Chaitanya).
Directed by B. V. Nandini Reddy
Produced by D. Suresh Babu, Sunitha Tati, T.G.Vishwa Prasad & Hyunwoo Thomas Kim
Written by Lakshmi Bhupala (dialogues) Gopimohan (Script Supervision)
Screenplay by B. V. Nandini Reddy
Based on Miss Granny by Shin Dong-ik, Hong Yun-jeong & Dong Hee-seon
Starring Samantha Akkineni, Lakshmi, Naga Shaurya, Rajendra Prasad
Music by Mickey J. Meyer
Cinematography Richard Prasad
Edited by Junaid Siddique
Production Suresh Productions , People’s Media Factory, Guru Films & Kross Pictures
Release date 5 July 2019
Running time 161 minutes
Language Telugu / Tamil