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Premam - Movie Review

Verdict - "A tolerable remake!"

Directed by Chandoo Mondeti ('Karthikeya' fame), Premam is a much-awaited remake of the hit 2015 Malayalam film of the same title and features Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles. In the midst of its enormous fanfare and popularity will this star-studded remake reprise the wholesomeness like its original or will it fall through and fail?  

The basic plot of the film narrates us the life of Vikram (Naga Chaitanya)  from his teenage to his adult life as he falls in love with three different women in various crucial points in his life and the film illustrates us the idiocy, happiness, sorrow and struggle that he had to go through to find his desired soul mate. 

Bounded within a fundamental storyline which has been admired and well-regarded over the years. This film didn't capture or meet the feel and the authenticity of its original and continued itself to present itself like a tolerable remake which will not be treasured or long-remembered. Don't get me wrong, the film had its moments, the comedic scenes were amusing, the screenplay was well-written and the film was not actually boring. But, two weeks or at least one month from now you will not find anyone talking about the movie. And that's a major setback!

The performances were overall decent from the complete cast. Naga Chaitanya, although not a great actor, made sure that he portrayed the diversity in his character that scales from his young school days to his adult professional life. Shruti Haasan's performance was satisfactory along with Anupama Parameswaran and Madonna Sebastian. On the more technical side, the cinematography by Karthik Ghattamaneni was breathtaking to watch and the film's sound design was noteworthy.

Overall, Premam is a satisfactory remake and entertains you across the two-hour-thirty-minute runtime. But it completely fails to stand out as a unique authentic film which will be remembered and celebrated in the upcoming years or at least months. Worth a single watch!

My Rating - 3/5
Grade - B (Worth a watch!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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