Premam Movie Review – Beautiful tale of love

premam telugu review

Movie: Premam
Rating: 3/5
Sithara Entertainments
Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Shruti Haasan, Anupama Parameshwaran, Madonna, Prudhvi, Srinivas Reddy, Chaitanya Krishna,  Praveen and others
Music: Ghibran, Rajesh Murugan
Original Story: Alphonse Puthren
Cinematography: Karthik Ghattamaneni
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao
Presents: PDV Pasad
Producer: Suryadevara Naga Vamsi
Story, screenplay and directed by: Chandoo Mondeti
Release date: October 7, 2016

One Telugu film that has been making buzz for a long time is Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Haasan’s ‘Premam’ as this film is based on a roaring Malalaylam hit of the same name that starred Nivin Pauly.

The Malayalam songs of “Premam”, the girls of the movie made all young hearts fall in love. So when the remake was announced with Naga Chaitanya, the buzz around the movie began.

But the movie also received online criticism for Shruti Haasan when the trailers came out as the fans of Malayalam movie felt that she didn’t fit in the role that was originally played by the beautiful Sai Pallavi.

So how is the film in Telugu? Have the makers been faithful to the original, bettered or ruined it, let’s find out…

Vicky (Naga Chaitanya), a school student, is bewitched by the beauty Suma (Anupama). He follows her daily and befriends her. When he is about to propose her he gets a shock from her. First love broke his heart.

In college, he falls in love again. He is mesmerized by charms of his college lecturer Sithara (Shruti Haasan) who also reciprocates the same. When everything is going good for him, he gets another shock. Second time he gets a heart break.

Years pass and he is settled in life now as chef and restaurant owner, and this time a girl much younger to him comes into his life.

Artistes’ Performances:
This is Naga Chaitanya’s good work till date. He has shown the variation to all three shades of his character. He is perfect as school student; he is apt as university student too. As an entrepreneur also he is convincing. Unlike the original Malayalam hero, he has not shown intensity but he is suitable to the role.

Shruti Haasan as a college lecturer is suited well. Both Anupama and Madonna have played the same roles that they did in the Malayalam original. Anupama is so beautiful but Madonna is okay.

As Naga Chaitanya’s friends Chaitanya and Praveen are okay. Narra Srinu and Brahmaji’s comedy track is hilarious.

Technical Excellence:
Music of the movie gives mixed feelings. “Evare” which is Telugu version of “Malare” is major attraction while “Agarotthula” and “Bang Bang” are also just average. A couple of better songs in the second half would have made a lot difference.

Karthik Ghattamaneni’s camera work is decent. Editing is neat. The film has rich production values.

As screenplay writer and director Chandoo Mondeti have not spoiled the original movie’s content but he has changed many things to make it more suitable to Telugu audiences.

Naga Chaitanya and the girls

Last 20 minutes

“Premam”, like the original Malayalam movie, is focused on three stages in hero’s life, three girls he encounters in each stage. The story and screenplay of the movie is almost similar to the original movie.

The hero falling in love with a girl, getting heart break and moving on and failing in love… all are similar to the original story.

Director Chandoo Mondeti has incorporated little changes to make it more commercial which give mixed feelings. While the comedy part is hilarious, the changes also don’t fit perfectly to the sensitive storyline.

The beauty of this movie as well as the original film is the two first two stories. Naga Chaitanya is perfect in the role of a school boy who fell for the beauty of Anupama. This episode has come out so well but it is very short. Still it sets the mood perfectly to involve in the movie. Then the story draws us to the next story where in hero falls for his college lecturer.

While in the original movie Sai Pallavi played this role as Tamil girl, here the role played by Shruti is of Marathi and Tamil origin.

Although Shruti Haasan’s story is dragged a little bit this episode also works out due to sufficient inclusion of comedy. Both Brahmaji and Narra Srinu as lecturers have provided ample amount of comedy here.

Though the chemistry between Chaitu and Shruti is not crackling, they have looked good as a pair. The twist in the story of Shruti is interesting.

Metamorphosis of Naga Chaitanya’s love, his attempts to woo the girls have been shown beautifully too but it seems same care is not taken in the final part. The scenes seem to have shot in a hurried way.

The story has fallen drastically after the Shruti’s episode comes to an end. The final scenes are completely commercialized to satisfy Nagarjuna/Naga Chaitanya’s fans.

I he had shown the third episode more interestingly, the movie would have been a better one. On the whole, it turns out to be satisfying watch.

Bottom-line: Feel Good Love


Chennai Rain: Mahesh Babu, Allu Arjun, Ravi Teja donate 50 lakh to TN relief fund

mahesh babu,Allu Arjun, Ravi Teja, NTR
Telugu actors Mahesh Babu, Allu Arjun, Jr NTR and Ravi Teja have, finally, come forward to support the victims of rain and flood in Tamil Nadu through their generous donation to Chief Minister’s relief fund.
When some areas in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana were hit by Hudhud cyclone, a host of Tamil actors extended their support to the affected people by making generous donations. It’s been a few weeks since the rain that flooded Chennai and other areas in Tamil Nadu began, but hardly any Telugu stars came forward to help. The Tollywood celebrities‘ silence and indifference to the rain-affected people had surprised many in the state. On Wednesday, some actors stood up to support the victimes. Stylish star Allu Arjun was probably the first T-Town star to announce a generous donation to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister relief fund.On Wednesday, Allu Arjun took to his Twitter handle to voice his support to the Tamil people. The actor tweeted, “I would like to donate 25 lakhs to Chennai Flood relief! I spent 18yrs of my early life there. It made me who I am today. I love u Chennai.”
Junior NTR has donated Rs.10 lakh to TN CM relief fund, while his brother Kalyan Ram contributed Rs.5 lakh. The young tiger also requested his fans to donate for the cause. He tweeted, “#PrayforChennai it’s time to be humans by helping each other when nature tests our integrity. #PrayforChennai I request everyone to help the needed in the best ways gonna do mine.”
Superstar Mahesh Babu has reportedly contributed Rs.10 lakh, while Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja donated Rs.5 lakh to TN CM relief fund. These five actors have donated Rs.55 lakh for the cause. Sundeep Kishan has also helped the people of Chennai by sending them 5000 food pockets.Mega family heroes Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan and Ram Charan, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Victory Venkatesh and some other lead actors are yet to announce their support to the people of Chennai. Interestingly, most of them had pursued their education or started their acting career in Chennai.

Mahesh’s daughter Sitara in Brahmotsavam

Mahesh's daughter Sitara in Brahmotsavam

There is excellent news for the Mahesh fans, Sitara the captivated girl of Mahesh baboo is preparing to face the camera and can build debut in her father’s forthcoming family somebody film “Brahmotsavam” that is directed by Srikanth Addala. she is going to play the role of anaglyph. per the sources, manufacturers have created a job for Sitara and asked to Mahesh baboo, he has conjointly given permission and same that he doesn’t have any objection. Earlier his son Gautham created his debut with Mahesh’s film “1-Nenokkadine” and contend the childhood role of his father. currently it’s the time of Sitara WHO is just four years recent and finding out in preschool.

SS Rajamouli to direct JR NTR in 4rt time by next project ‘Garuda’

 rajamouli next project

The three films ‘Student No.1′, ‘Simhadri’ and ‘Yamadonga’, were ginormous blockbusters in the Telugu film industry. All these 3 films have one thing in common and that is the hit combination of JR NTR and SS Rajamouli. They are regarded as one of the most successful combinations in Tollywood and if reports are to be believed both of them are going to collaborate once again for a prodigious project.
The grapevine in tinsel town is ripe with the news of  Rajamouli planning a colossal venture with a budget of Rs.1000 crores once he completes ‘Baahubali 2′ and Mahesh Babu’s yet to be titled movie. As per reports, the film has been titled ‘Garuda’ and is based on the greatest epic Mahabharatha . Rajamouli is keen on roping in NTR Jr and Mohanlal for two important roles. It is worth mentioning that Rajamouli in a recent interview said if he makes a film based on Mahabharatha, he will cast only NTR for the role of Lord Krishna as no one else can do justice to that character other than Jr NTR .  Rajamouli’s father Vijayendra Prasad is said to have already started working on the script of ‘Garuda’. An official announcement is yet to be made.

A..Aa Overseas by BlueSky

A..Aa Overseas by BlueSky

BlueSky Cinemas, one of the leading players in overseas market for Indian movies is now brining another 
prestigious project of Tivikram’s A..Aa, Anasuya Ramalingam vs. Anand Vihaari into overseas market.
Tollywood’s Wizard of Words director Tivikram’s A..Aa is a full length romantic comedy entertainer where 
Nithin and Samantha playing leading roles followed by Nadia in key role.
Music is being composed by Kolaveri D music director Anirudh Ravichander.
Haarika and Haasini creations production house is teaming up with Tivikram third time after consecutive 
hits Julayi and S/o Sathyamurthy.
BlueSky Cinemas is excited to join hands with Haarika and Haasini creations Production house on a long
term basis. Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to Radhakrishna garu and Vamsi garu for giving this 
opportunity to BlueSky Cinemas. Our extended thanks to executive producer PD Prasad garu.

Sundeep’s next to be launch today

Sundeep’s next to be launch today
Actor Sundeep Kishan who was last seen in movie “Tiger” is getting ready for his next forthcoming Telugu movie. According to the latest update, his upcoming untitled movie will be directed by Rajasimha who is well known writer and assistant director. The story of the movie has taken from the noval and makers are planning to shot the movie in traffic.  It is going to be launch today at Ramanaidu Studios and will be produced by Anil Sunkara of 14 Reels Entertainment. Cinematography will be handled  by  Chota K Naidu. The regular shoot of the movie will start from next month. Makers did not finalize remaining cast and crews and will be announced it very soon.