Premam Movie Review « Film Dhamaka

As the name itself suggests, Premam is a love story which had invoked the hearts of youngsters. Premam is all about three layered love story of the hero Nivin Pauly. Anupama Parameswaran, the debutante actress cast opposite Nivin has rendered justice to her role, which is limited to the first half,…

Premam Movie Review

Premam Movie Review

2015-05-30

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As the name itself suggests, Premam is a love story which had invoked the hearts of youngsters. Premam is all about three layered love story of the hero Nivin Pauly. Anupama Parameswaran, the debutante actress cast opposite Nivin has rendered justice to her role, which is limited to the first half, but crisp. The other two heroines have also done justice to their roles.

The plot is 2000, and George (Nivin Pauly) is a 12th grade student. Love and romance for him is all about wooing. And he falls head over heels for Mary (Anupama Parmeshwaran) at the church. The movie then slowly traces his life through his adolescence, into his adulthood and his many love affairs.

Let’s get real. Playing the lover boy and wooing girls may not be an easy task to carry on for 14 years. But Nivin does just that with elan. Be it the student of Class XII, the carefree college guy or the employed bachelor, Nivin Pauly fits the bill . We can see a transformation of Nivin from the chocolate boy to a tough guy, and the script allows for a smooth transition.

The simple story is told with amazing visuals. It is humour at its best. Without any trailer or teaser, the film has its own uniqueness for its dialogues with special references to the heroine’s ‘curly hair’ and ‘pimples’.

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With 17 fresh faces, Alphonse Puthren recreates the magic he made with Neram. Let’s delve into some of the things that need special mention. The biggest strategy that worked for the flick was keeping details about the leading ladies under wraps. Mary, Malar (Sai Pallavi) and Celine (Madonna Sebastian) . The arrival of ladies one after the other is predictable, yet you have to stay on till the end to know who becomes the love of his life.

Anupama fares well as a simple school girl who is stalked by not just one but a bunch of fellows in the town . Mary has all the boys swooning over her. Thanks to daddy dearest, she manages to keep her suitors at bay, time and again. Madonna too scores as a sweet little girl.

The three ladies in the movie- Madonna Sebastian, Sai Pallavi, and Anupama Parameswaran, But then, it is Sai Pallavi who creates more impact with her on screen presence. As the pretty teacher Malar who develops a soft corner for George, despite his unruliness, she is compelling. Alphonse is successful in giving a fresh feel, thanks to all the new actors. The leads are great together, and the supporting characters do a great job.

Like in Neram, we are presented with brightly lit shots there’s texture, grit and mood in these frames. Anand C Chandran excels with the camera and Alphonse Puthren’s editing is bang on. But if you go for the plot and storyline, you might ask yourself, is that it? Although the first half impresses, the later half meanders away making the movie just about good. The ‘wow’ factor is elusive.

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There are a couple of surprises in casting. A young filmmaker debuts as an actor and trust us, he is amazing in the role of Dancer D’cruz. Alphonse Puthren, the director, also makes a cameo. Vinay Forrt has the making of sensible comedian. We are at a loss as to why Renji Panicker and Maniyan Pillai were in the movie at all. The movie pays tributes to certain dialogues from classic Malayalam movies like Manichitrathazhu, Thoovanathumbikal and Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal, but what makes it interesting is that they sync well with situations .

If you are not looking for wisdom and rationale in a light-hearted entertainer, we are sure you will savour this rom-com carnival.

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