Starring – Naga Chaitanya, Shruti Haasan, Anupama Parameswaran, Madonna Sebastian, Praveen, Srinivas Reddy
Director – Chandoo Mondeti
Producer – Naga Vamsi Suryadevara
Banner – Sithara Entertainments
Music Director – Gopi Sundar
Naga Chaitanya’s Premam is a remake of superhit Malayalam film Premam. However there were mixed reviews from the audience after the release of trailer. Audio was unveiled last month and has got a tremendous response. Premam made way to theatres today and let’s see if it appeals to the Telugu fans or not.
An astrologer predicts that Vikram (Naga Chaitanya) will marry a girl whose name starts with ‘S’. He falls in love with a girl called Suma (Anupama Parameswaran) during his early teens. He takes the help of a little girl called Sindu to convey his messages through love letters. However destiny has something else in store for Vikram and Suma. They move on in life. Few years later, Vikram turns into a rebelious young college student with rugged appearance yet soft at heart. He falls in love with a lecturer Sithara(Shruthi Haasan). They reciprocate feelings for each other and Sithara also helps him in winning a competition at the college. In a major accident, Sithara loses her memory and fails to recognize Vikram. Sithara gets married to another guy and life becomes tougher for Vikram. Ultimately who is that special person in Vikram’s life now? Will he find love yet again forms the crux of the story.
Naga Chaitanya was at his all time best in this film. He did complete justice to the role of Vikram and lived up to the expectations.
Comedy track between Praveen, Chay and Srinivas Reddy is an added asset to the film. Gopi Sundar and Rajesh Murugesan’s songs enhance the feel in the movie. Chandoo Mondeti’s adaptation of Premam to Telugu nativity is perfect. Not to forget the screenplay of the movie is commendable. Venkatesh and Nagarjuna’s cameo was a treat to the audience. Cinematography by Karthik Ghattamaneni and visuals in the songs are exquisite.
If there was no comparison drawn to Malar in the malayalam version of Premam, Shruti Hassan has performed well.
Premam is a complete entertainer and emerges as a strong winner at the box office. With no lags in the movie and added dose of entertainment, Premam is a perfect treat for Dussehra.