Premam Movie Review

Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Shruti Haasan,Anupama, Madonna, Praveen, Chaitanya Krishna and others
Directed by: Chandoo Mondeti
Produced by: Suryadevara Naga Vamsi
Banner: Sitara Entertainments
Music by: Gopi Sunder, Rajesh Murugesan
Release Date: 2016-10-07
Finally it’s here, the telugu remake of premam got released amid much hype and with lots of expectations riding on it. The film has made a lot of buzz even before the release, because of the original’s blockbuster success in Malayalam. Naga Chaitanya teamed up with Chandoo Mondeti(Karthikeya fame) for the first time and Shruti Haasan, Anupama and Madonna are the female leads of the film. Let’s see if the Telugu version retained the soul and feel of the original or not?
It is about journey of Vikram(Chaitanya) covering three different phases of his life.  As a teenager he has a crush for Suma (Anupama) in his village, but then things don’t fall as expected and he moves on. He falls madly in love with Sitara (Shruti Haasan) in his college days , however he could not get on with the relationship and is separated due to an unfortunate incident. He believes Sindhu (Madonna Sebatian) as his soulmate after 10 years when he is settled down running his own business.

Naga Chaitanya owned the character of Vicky so well. He showed remarkable variations in all the three phases and gave a career-best performance. Immature looks and body language as a teenage is simply superb. In the college episode, He appears as a rough guy yet maintains the lover boy image. Not to forget the matured performance towards the end of movie. He just simply excelled in the heart-break sequence and phone conversation with a friend during the pre-climax.

All the lead heroines have played their parts to perfection. Comparisons with Sai Pallavi couldn’t be avoided but one must say Shruti Hassan has done a pretty good job. Anupama’s role have less screen time compared to the other two but she didn’t disappoint. Viewers will fall in love with the smile and histrionics of Madonna Sebastian. Praveen, Brahmaji, Narra and others have done their bit in the supporting roles. Blink and miss cameos of Venky and Nag clicked.

Chandoo Mondeti has shown that he is capable of making good movies with his debut movie Karthikeya, a thriller which won praise from critics and audience as well. He has put in a lot of effort for premam, with subtle changes he has done to the original’s script are commendable.
Music is a big plus to the movie. Most of the songs come as a part of the story and they are beautifully shot. Cinematography is cool with Karthik maintaining the mood of the film with his brilliant work. Editing is fine. Production values are praiseworthy.
Naga Chaitanya


Shruthi Haasan



Slow Narration

Madonna episode

TeluguDaily Rating: 3.25 Stars (3.25 / 5)