‘Premalu’ Movie Review

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Movie: Premalu
Release Date: 08-03-2024
Cast:Naslen,Mamitha Baiju,Althaf Salim,Akhila Bharghavan,Meenakshi Raveendran, Sangeeth Prathap,Shyam Mohan
Director:Girish AD
Music:Vishnu Vijay
Editing:Akash Joseph Varghese
Cinematography:Ajmal Sabu
Producers: Fahadh Faasil,Dileep Pothan,Shyam Puskaran
Banner:Bhavana Studios, Showing Business

The Malayalam movie “Premalu,” directed by Girish A.D., has become the talk of the town, generating significant buzz among movie enthusiasts. This romantic comedy stars Naslen K. Gafoor and Mamitha Baiju in crucial roles, promising a delightful and engaging cinematic experience. The film got dubbed into Telugu by SS Karthikeya and released today, 8th March.  Let’s delve into what makes this film stand out.

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Story:

Sachin (Naslen K. Gafoor), a timid engineering graduate, develops feelings for a girl in his college but struggles to express them. His plans to move to the U.K. are dashed when his VISA application is rejected. Unwilling to stay in his hometown, Sachin seeks the help of his friend Amal Davis (Sangeeth Prathap), who is heading to Hyderabad for GATE coaching, and decides to join him. At a wedding, Sachin meets Reenu (Mamitha Baiju) and is instantly smitten by her. The film unfolds as the characters embark on a journey filled with love, laughter, and self-discovery.

Performances:

Naslen delivers a standout performance as Sachin, portraying innocence and the longing for love with depth. He effortlessly garners both laughs and empathy from the audience, drawing us into his character’s journey wholeheartedly. Mamitha Baiju shines as Reenu, captivating the audience with her adorable presence and delivering emotional depth in the serious scenes. The chemistry between Naslen and Mamitha is a highlight, making their on-screen moments a joy to watch.

Sangeeth Prathap impresses as Amal, delivering his puns with impeccable timing and adding a layer of humor to the narrative. Shyam Mohan’s portrayal of Aadhi, Reenu’s best friend, is another entertaining aspect of the film. His frustrated character leaves the audience in splits, adding to the overall charm of the movie

Highlights

Performances

Hilarious Elements

Refreshing Treatment

Drawbacks

Simple Story

Climax

Analysis:

Girish A.D., who previously showcased his directorial skills in the fantastic debut “Thaneer Mathan Dinangal” and the decent sophomore “Super Sharanya,” has hit a superb hat-trick with “Premalu,” his third venture. From the outset, “Premalu” is a laugh-riot, with endearing performances from the lead actors. Girish has managed to keep the movie light-hearted and thoroughly enjoyable. His writing is packed with rib-tickling moments, and the lead characters are crafted with a lot of heart. Sachin’s timid nature and Reenu’s self-assuredness complement each other beautifully, adding depth to their relationship.

The portrayal of a fresher IT employee’s life in Hyderabad, including their accommodations, is depicted impressively. IT employees can easily connect and relate to these aspects. Additionally, a few dialogues in Telugu add an exciting touch for the Telugu audience. Girish has successfully captured the spirit of Hyderabad through his filmmaking, a feat not commonly seen in Malayalam cinema. However, the ending felt a bit rushed, and a more satisfying climax would have made the movie feel more wholesome.

The music by Vishnu Vijay in “Premalu” is melodious, adding depth to the narrative. The song “Telangana Bommalu” by KG Markose stands out, leaving a lasting impact on the audience. Cinematography by Ajmal Sabu is commendable, with visuals that are simple yet visually pleasing, capturing the essence of the story effectively. Editing by Akash Joseph Varghese is noteworthy, particularly in the first half where the pacing is excellent, keeping the audience engaged throughout

Rating:3.25/5

Bottom-line: Entertaining, Hilarious Rom Com

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