If a movie becomes blockbuster in any language or country makers focus on it and they try to bring it in their regional or particular language to make some money having a safe product in hand. Sometimes this ideology works and sometimes it hits so hard. Premam, which was a one of the biggest hits of Malayalam film industry ie seen by almost all the movie buffs and students all over India. Impressed by this it is now releasing as Premam starring Naga Chaitanya along with Anupama Parameswaram, Shruthi Hassan and Madonna Sebastian under the direction of Chandoo Mondeti of Karthikeya fame produced by Naga Vamsi Suryadevara under Sithata Entertainments. Let’s see how it works on us!!
Vikram Vaatsalya (Naga Chaitanya) is a guy who loves Suma (Anupama Parameswaran) in his teenage and it is a failure love story. It doesn’t get in place how hard he try to make so. In his later age after five years, he again loves Sithara Venkateshan (Shruthi Hassan) who is half Tamil and half Marathi. She is a lecturer in the college where he studies. It also fails due to certain circumstances and he leaves her after she is happily married. He then meets with Sindhu (Madonna Sebastian) in his restaurant. He is her childhood crush and he finally marries her. How these love stories happen and fall apart forms the rest of the story.
Cast and Performance
Naga Chaitanya Akkineni is terrific in all the three shades and stages of his character. He loved in his role and made audience connect with him easily. Hardwork he put into to fit into the shoes of his character can be felt easily on screen. Anupama Parameswaran is superb and is beautiful. Shruthi Hassan as Sithara is good and she did a fine job. Madonna Sebastian is superb and looks gorgeous. Brahmaji and Narra Srinivas are fine. Praveen, Harsha, Chaitanya are good. Venkatesh rocked in his cameo. Arvind Krishna is good in his very limited role. Srinivas Reddy is funny. All others are upto their roles.
Story of Premam is simple but it narrates the life cycle of a guy and his love stories at various levels of his life. Screenplay is good and dialogues are nice and interesting in some sequences.
Songs have been carried from original Premam to this Telugu version which were composed by Rajesh Murugesan. They are nice and well composed and rendered. Background score and other two songs composed by Gopi Sunder are nice. Cinematography by Karthik Ghattamaneni is nice amd visuals are treat to watch. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is nice. They follwed the same original editing pattern. Stunts choreographed by Anl Arasu are nice. Production values are rich and superb.
- Naga Chaitanya in three variant characters
- Victory Venkatesh Cameo
- Comparison with Original Premam spoils the movie
Obviously when remaking a most talked and seen movie requires a lot of hard work and homework. It is not easy to get the originality to the remade versions. Many trolls comes up in social media from the lovers of original movie. Premam is no exception for this and it already had seen many memes trolling the team on social media. The team had put in a lot of hardwork in making this workout well in all the ways possible. Comparison of it with the original one is wrong but it copes up without reason. Naga Chaitanya Akkineni, Director Chandoo Mondeti and team made this Premam in their own set of limitations and boundaries of nativity. They are successful mostly when we don’t compare it with the original one but a let down when we see it comparing to the original Premam. To sum up, this Premam is not for the original Premam lovers.