Review: Premam

Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Anupama Parameshwaran, Shruti Haasan, Madonna Sebastian, Praveen, Srinivas Reddy, Krishna Chaitanya etc.

Editing: Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao

Cinematography: Karthik Ghattamaneni

Music: Rajesh Murugeesan, Gopi Sunder

Producer: Suryadevara Naga Vamsi

Screenplay-Dialogues-Direction: Chandoo Mondeti

Naga Chaitanya is returning to the silver screen after a gap of one and half year with the much anticipated film Premam. This is a remake of Malayalam super hit of same title. The film has hit the screens worldwide today amidst high expectations. Here’s the review of the film:

Synopsis:

The story deals with the different stages of Vikram’s (Naga Chaitanya) life. During his school days, he falls for Suma (Anupama Parameshwaran). Later in his college days, he loves his lecturer Sitara (Shruti Haasan). When he finally settles in life by running a restaurant, he falls for Sindhu (Madonna Sebastian). Whom did he marry? What consequences does he face in his journey?, forms the rest of the story.

Performances:

For the first time in his career, Naga Chaitanya got a meaty role and he proves his mettle. He is superb in all the three getups and carries the whole film on his shoulders with an ease. Anupama Parameshwaran gave a cute performance in a brief role during the first one hour of the movie. Even Madonna acted well and she has a long future in Telugu Cinema if she picks up right characters. Coming to Shruti Haasan, she has done a decent job in the lecturer role.

Actors Praveen, Krishna Chaitanya and Srinivas Reddy provide comic relief as the friends of the protagonist. King Nagarjuna and Victory Venkatesh’s cameos will stand out in the entire film. Rest all did justice to their roles.

Thumbs up:

• Naga Chaitanya
• Runtime
• Music
• Performances of all the other lead actors

Thumbs down:

• Original Premam lovers might not get satisfied with it.

Technical and overall analysis:

First of all, director Chandoo Mondeti should be appreciated for taking up this project as his second film. It is tough for a new director to recreate the magic that has been done by the original. But Chandoo succeeds in that and also he made right changes in the script to suit the taste of Telugu audience.

Cinematographer Karthik Ghattamaneni should get a pat on back for his excellent cinematography. He picturized the film so well and he is talent to watch out for in the near future. Music by Rajesh Murugeesan and Gopi Sundar is good and most of the songs were borrowed from the original.

Overall, Premam doesn’t fail to live up to the expectations. The runtime of the film is a major plus point as one would never feel bored while watching the film. On the whole, Premam might gold at the box office in this festive season.

One-line verdict:

Simple yet beautiful

Rating: 3.25/5