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‘Premam’ Review : Love stories end. Feelings don’t…

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Premam Review, Premam Movie Review

Telugu360 rating 3.5/5

Malayalam Premam will remain as one of the finest and iconic feel good romantic entertainers of South till date. The emotional connect and the nostalgic moments in the coming-of-age-love-story have cut across the younger audience very well. Now, the Telugu version of Premam is all set to produce an encore with some sensible changes in the film’s plot. Helmed by talented director Chandoo Mondeti, the rom-com features Naga Chaitanya, Shruthi Haasan in the lead roles.

The film is carrying a lot of expectations among the audience and the unit has ensured that the Telugu version will be on par with the former version. The good looking posters and the impressive trailers have created a huge anticipation in trade circles and audience. The advance booking are very promising and Premam is going to open on a strong note in all areas. Will the Telugu version match the high expectations? Here is detailed review on the film.

Story :
Love stories – where would our film industry be if not for this genre. ‘Premam’ is yet another love story tugging your heartstrings, you alone can decide if it’s the fleeting kiss on a cheek or it makes you reminiscence the love story in your life (or may be inspire you to create a new love story!). ‘Premam’ takes you through Vikram’s journey of love as he cherishes his crush on Suma, falls in head over heels love with Sitara and finally finds his life partner in Sindhu.

Analysis:

Clearly, ‘Premam’ is inspired from ‘Naa Autograph’ in trying to pull together the protagonist’s romantic adventures. What makes it different from the serious and realistic ‘Na Autograph’, is the lighter vein adopted in narrating the story.We would like to offer our analysis from two perspectives, one each for the audiences who watched the original Malayalam version and who did not. However, be assured that the Telugu version will be liked regardless of which group you fall into.

If you did not watch the original version in Malayalam – please skip to the next paragraph. The Malayalam version had Nivin Pauly play the role of protagonist (George), whereas the Telugu version had Naga Chaitanya play the role of Vikram. Nivin was extremely good in his role as an engineering student and did OK in the younger and the older versions. Naga Chaitanya’s urbane looks make him better suited for the older(urbane) role, perhaps not so much for the younger versions. Anupama Parameswaran and Madonna Sebastian reprise their roles in the Telugu version as Suma and Sindhu. Shruti Hassan as Sitara, replaced Sai Pallavi who played ‘Malar’ in the Malayalam version .

We see Naga Chaitanya, with his chocolate boy looks, slip in with ease into the role of a teenager infatuated with the school beauty Suma. Not a serious thread, but something that most of us can relate to. Fast forward five years into college years, where the beautiful, half Marathi-half Tamil, lecturer Sitara captures Vikram’s heart. A fun love story albeit with a very cinematic parting is presented. We next see Vikram, older by 11 years, as a successful entrepreneur and chef with clear goals in his life. At this point Sindu walks into his life and Vikram takes the decision with both his heart and brain guiding him.

Remaking super hits is a big challenge. With an above average first half and good second half, Director Chandoo Mondeti definitely delivered on Premam. The comedy thread with Narra Srinivas and Brahmaji as the college lecturers was well executed. Comedian Srinivasa Reddy brings in some laughs in the climax.

Performances:

Naga Chaitanya has come up with a surprisingly good performance in this movie. It is not an easy task recreate oneself into three differently aged versions of the same character. Chay’s improved performance and efforts shows as he succeeded at this task.

Beautiful Shruti Hassan looking graceful in the sarees as Sitara, was apt for the role. Her performance reinforced the good call to cast her as the lecturer. Anupama and Madonna are ok. Prudhvi’s role as Suma’s father appeared to be trimmed in editing or maybe he was just under-utilized.

Songs:
‘Evvare Evvare …’ song was visually attractive while the uber stylish ‘Bang Bang Blast…’ had Chay in classy outfits with befitting attitude. ‘Yeh machi…’ song showing Sitara training Vikram will connect with the youth and the mass audience. Rest of songs are OK and blend well with the flow.

Positives:
-Vikram – Sitara thread shows good on-screen chemistry between Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Hassan
-Some nostalgic moments
-Editing and cinematography
-Right dose of entertaining comedy
-Song variety
-Crisp run time and zero boring moments
-Background Score
-Cameo appearances by Venkatesh, Nagarjuna (a definite plus to any movie!!!)

Negatives:
-Light on heartfelt emotions
-Parting with each heroine is too cinematic

Verdict:

Premam is a feel good love story told in entertaining fashion. Had the emotional side worked out better, this movie would have turned out as a cult classic. Loaded with ample commercial and fan elements, Premam will be a winner at Box Office for the Dussehra season.

Telugu360 rating 3.5/5

Release Date : October 07, 2016
Director : Chandoo Mondeti
Music director: Gopi Sunder, Rajesh Murugesan
Producers: Sitara Entertainments
Cinematography : Karthik Ghattamaneni
Starring : Naga Chaitanya, Shruti Haasan, Madonna Sebastian, Anupama Parameswaran

 

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Majnu first schedule in Vizag from December 3rd

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Akkineni Naga Chaitanya’s next film, which is tentatively titled Majnu, was formally launched in style a few days ago. The film is an official remake of the Malayalam romantic entertainer Premam. Chandoo Mondeti of Karthikeya fame made some sensible changes to woo the Telugu audience.

The first schedule of the film will commence in Vizag on December 3rd and will continue till the last week. The makers are planning to can some crucial scenes featuring the principal cast. Shruti Haasan will be essaying a deglam role in the film and young actors Anupama Parameshwaran and Aisha Sharma will the other female leads.

Malayalam music composers Rajesh Murugesan and Gopi Sundar will score the soundtrack and Suryadevara Naga Vamshee will produce the film on Sitara Entertainment banner.

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Last twenty days of SSS

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According to our sources, another twenty days of shoot is left to be shot. The bi lingual has Naga Chaitanya and Simbhu playing the lead roles in their respective languages. Manjima Mohan, the Malayali actor is the heroine for both the versions. Naga Chaitanya working with Gautham Menon for the second time has created interest in the market as the earlier film was a hit. AR Rahman’s music is another plus for the film and the audio launch is slated for the next month. Produced by Miriyala Ravindar Reddy and Sunita Tati on Guru Films banner, Sahasam Swasaga Sagipo also has some action elements.

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Two music composers for Majnu

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Akkineni Naga Chaitanya’s next film, Majnu, which is the official remake of Premam, is ready to go on floors very soon. Chandoo Mondeti will wield the megaphone for this romantic entertainer and Suryadevera Naga Vamshi of Sithara Entertainments will pool in money for this project.

The film will have its music score done by Rajesh Murugesan and Gopi Sundar. Both of them are leading music composers in Malayalam film industry. Anupama Parameshwaran and Shruthi Haasan have been confirmed as the female leads and the makers are on the lookout for the third actress.

Karthik Ghattamaneni will crank the camera and Sahi Suresh will handle the artwork for the film.

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Malayalam music composer for Majnu ?

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Akkineni Naga Chaitanya is fast finishing the shooting for his upcoming film Sahasame Swaasagaa Saagipo in Gautham Menon’s direction. Soon after completing this film, Chaitu will commence shooting for his next film, which is the official remake of Malayalam smash hit Premam.

Telugu360 has exclusively learnt that Malayalam music composer Rajesh Murugesan, who scored tunes for Premam, is likely to score the soundtrack for the Telugu version as well. Tentatively titled Majnu, the film will be formally launched on November 30th.

Chandoo Mondeti will direct this romantic entertainer and the regular shooting will commence from the first week of December. The remaining cast and crew will be announced soon.

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Naga Chaitanya’s next for Diwali

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Naga Chaitanya and ace director Gautham Menon teamed up for an upcoming romantic and action entertainer, ‘Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo’. 75 percent of the shoot has been completed and as per the fresh update, the producer is planning to release the film in the first week of November as a Diwali treat. The confirmed date will be announced soon.

Manjima Mohan is the heroine and AR Rahman is giving the tunes. Kona Venkat is presenting the film and Ravinder Reddy is producing it. Major part of the filming is being carried out in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The first look trailer, which was released last month, got a superb response in the audience.

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Naga Chaitanya asks me for gossip : Manjima Mohan

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Manjima initially had apprehensions about acting in a Telugu film, but after having worked fifty percent in Gautam Menen’s bilingual , the lovely lady says she is now open to working in Telugu films provided the role offered to her is strong and makes an impact. Ask her what kind of person she is, the actor tells telugu360.com that she is someone who socialises a lot. “I talk a lot.. Naga Chaitanya would come and say hey Manjima what’s the new gossip with you. I an optimistic and if I want something I like to get it and go for it. I am a go getter but a simple people. Doing a bilingual is like doing two films, two different films, so I will wait till this film is done before I think of other projects. I don’t read books, I listen to music..the first thing I do when I wake up. When I am in a mood to exercise I will otherwise fool around. I am from Palakkad but stay in Trivendrum.”

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Fans awaiting Akkineni bonanza

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Akkineni fans are a happy lot these days. Recently 3 teasers of Akkineni films were launched for Akkineni Nagarjuna’s birthday. Soggade Chinninayana teaser was the surprise package of the day with King Nagarjuna playing to the galleries in a rural mass avatar. The much awaited teaser of Akhil satisfied the fans who are eaerly waiting for the lauch of thid Akkineni scion. Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo teaser stayed true to Gautham Menon’s style of making. Akkineni fans are now spoilt for choice and will have a spate of release in the last quarter of 2015. Akhil will be the first release this Dusserah on October 21st 2015. Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo will release in November/December 2015 closely followed by Soggade Chinninayana whose release date is unclear as of now. Added to these three, there is a multistarrer waiting in the wings. Naharjuna and Karthi’s multistarrer in the direction of Vamsi Paidipally which will release in 2016. Well and truly a feast for Akkineni Fans is in the offing.

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First look poster of Sahasame Swasaga Sagipo

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First look poster of Naga Chaitanya’s next film Sahasame Swasaga Sagipo was launched today. Firdt look teaser of the film will be launched in the evening today. Goutham Menon is directing this road movie with a touch of action involved. Manjima Mohan will be seen with Naga Chaitanya in this film. Kona Venkat is producing this fikm in association with his friends. A.R.Rahman is said to have delivered some soul stirring music for this film. Makers are planning for December 2015 release.

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Vinayak to launch Naga Chaitanya teaser

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August 29th 2015 is going to be a memorable day for Akkineni fans around the world. First look teaser of Akkineni Naga Chaitanya’s next film Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo will be launched on that day along with the first look teaser of Akhil and Soggade Chinni Nayana. Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo teaser will be launched by V.V.Vinayak. Goutham Menon is directing this film in which Manjima Mohan will be seen beside Naga Chaitanya. A.R.Rahman is scoring tunes for this film. Kona Venkat, who is producing this film in association with his friends promises that this road movie will be a memorable hit for Naga Chaitanya.

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Parineeti Chopra and Disha Patani opposite Naga Chaitanya ??

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Naga Chaitanya who is busy shooting for Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo in the direction of Goutham Menon is on other hand zeroing on his next film. Naga Chaitanya is officially remaking Malayalam mega blockbuster Premam in Telugu. This film will be directed by Chandoo Mondeti of Karthikeya fame. Harika Hassine combines will produce this film. Latest we hear is that Parineeti Chopra has been approached by the makers of the film to play one among the three leading lady roles in this film. In principle, Parineeti Chopra is said to have okayed the project and will sign the dotted line after the final narration of script. Disha Patani who is playing the lead role in Varun Tej’s Loafer is all set to essay the other leading lady role in this remake.

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Naga Chaitanya – Goutham Menon Film Gets A Title

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Naga Chaitanya’s next film in the direction of Goutham Vasudev Menon gets a title. Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo is the title of this film. Sahasame Swasaga Saagipo is an action film which stays true to the style of sensible film making for which the film maker is known for. Manjima Mohan will be seen as the love interest of Naga Chaitanya in this film. A.R.Rahman is scoring music and is said to have given chartbuster music. First look of this film will be unveiled on August 29th on the occasion of Nagarjuna’s birthday. Kona Venkat is producing this film in association with his friends.

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Naga Chaitanya – Goutham Menon film first look soon

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After Dohchay, Naga Chaitanya pulled off a surprise and started a project with Goutham Vasudev Menon. This untitled film is 60% complete and is being readied for a release in the last quarter of 2015. Latest we hear is that the first look and title of the film will be revealed on 29th August, birthday of King Nagarjuna. Goutham Menon recently revealed that this will be an action film sticking to the sensibilities of the director. Debutant Manjima Mohan is paired with Naga Chaitanya in this film. A.R.Rahman is scoring tunes. Kona Venkat and his group of friends are peoducing this film. Goutham Menon is simultaneously shooin this film in Tamil and Telugu. Simbu is playing the lead role in Tamil version.

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