Girish AD's Premalu is enhanced by the performances, wherein all of the main actors deliver nuanced performances that refrain from being excessively hysterical.
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Sachin's fear and shyness kept him from finding love. He meets Reenu, a Hyderabad-based IT specialist, and falls in love at first sight. But he is too aimless and uncertain about his life to even approach her. How Sachin wins Reenu over is the central theme of the film.
Director Girish AD’s Premalu surpasses expectations with a light-hearted film that will make audiences laugh, especially youngsters. He experimented with the dynamics of love and relationships in school and college in his prior films, but this time he is open to something a little more grown-up.
Sachin, an engineering graduate, is insecure and timid, which prevents him from expressing his love, and as a result, he gets rejected by his college crush. He chose to continue his education in the UK after returning to his hometown. But when things do not go as planned, he cluelessly chooses to travel to Hyderabad with his friend to enrol in GATE coaching.
When he meets Reenu, an IT professional, at a wedding, his life takes an unexpected turn and gives him a reason to stay in Hyderabad. He falls in love with her and tries his hardest to win her over. Aadhi, the "gentleman," financial difficulties, and an unpredictable life make it difficult for Sachin to tell Reenu how much he loves her.
Girish AD has expertly fulfilled every assertion he made about Premalu at its promotional events. His deft use of impromptu humour, which never fails to make viewers laugh for a long time, is once again demonstrated in this romantic comedy. It is because of these well-placed humorous elements that viewers never grow bored while watching this movie.
The romantic comedy is further enhanced by the performances, wherein all of the main actors deliver nuanced performances that refrain from being excessively hysterical. Their imperfections also lend the plotline a more believable and relatable element.
Naslen and Mamitha never fail to delight the audience with their effortless sense of humour. Another standout aspect of this film is their chemistry. Reminiscent of Vineeth Sreenivasan's role in Thanneer Mathan Dinangal, Shyam Mohan plays Aadhi with quirky mannerisms and a performance that never stops making the audience giggle.
Premalu, like Girish's earlier movies, delves deeply into the dynamics of friendship; Naslen and Sangeeth's characters are the ideal combination, creating some plausible and hilarious moments in the movie. Vishnu Vijay's soundtrack is efficiently suited, giving the movie a contemporary feel. Premalu exhibits the director's love for Hyderabad as well, as it offers some beautiful views of some of the city's most renowned locations.
In the meantime, the story is not particularly new and contains all the elements typical of a romantic comedy, including a predictable plot. Although Mathews makes a brief appearance on screen, it may seem that his character was not given enough screen time.
Overall, Premalu is an enjoyable film that delivers on its promise of being a solid romantic comedy, complete with subtle acting and convincing humour.
Naslen and Mamitha Baiju-starrer Premalu serves as a decent romantic comedy, which makes it watchable again, much like Girish AD's earlier films.