Directed by Prabhuram Vyas, Lover is a romantic drama starring Manikandan, Sri Gouri Priya, Kanna Ravi, and others
Ahead of the release of Lover, the upcoming film starring Manikandan in the lead role, the makers organised a celebrity premiere show. While the film is due to release on Friday (February 9), it has been getting a good word of mouth, promising it a favourable start. Many who have watched the film took to X (formerly Twitter) to praise the film. Lover is directed by Prabhuram Vyas in his feature film directorial debut. He had earlier made the web series Livin.
While a section of the audience caught up with the film, Lover has been getting its much-needed favourable start before it begins with its box office run. With the film releasing for the Valentine Day weekend, many hail how the film will be a clear winner of the week.
One user wrote about the film, "#Lover is the most 'closest to reality' love drama that many would relate to. Very real and genuine. The characters, situations, solutions, everything looks real. The final takeaway message, is def a much needed one. Thank you @Vyaaaas for saying this!" Rakesh Gowthaman of Vettri Theatres praised the film and called it a "good love story detailing on a journey of a complex relationship" with Manikandan and Gouri Priya shining in the film throughout. "A movie for the teen gen," he added.
“#Lover was beautiful and magical. My mentor @RSeanRoldan created pure magic. He is a Genius. So happy for you dear anna @Manikabali87 and @srigouripriya ‘s fabulous and mind blowing performance. Director @Vyaaaas ’s honest and beautiful creation,” another person hailed Lover.
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Censored with U/A certificate, Lover is said to be a romantic drama that will explore modern-day relationships through the lens of toxic masculinity, consent, and appropriate behaviour. Besides Manikandan, the film also stars Sri Gouri Priya, Kanna Ravi, Saravanan, Geetha Kailasam, Harish Kumar, Nikhila Shankar, Rini, Pintu Pandu, and Arunachaleshwaran, among others.
It is backed by Nazerath Pasilian, Magesh Raj Pasilian, and Yuvaraj Ganesan under the banner of Million Dollar Studios and MRP Entertainment, which earlier produced the 2023 success film Good Night starring Manikandan. The music is scored by Sean Roldan, with the film’s cinematography handled by Shreyaas Krish. Barath Vikraman served as the editor.