Premalu Review Telugu: A Refreshing Rom-Com

March 8, 2024



  • Cast : Naslen K. Gafoor, Mamitha Baiju, Sangeeth Prathap, Shyam Mohan, Akhila Bhargavan, Meenakshi Raveendran, Athlaf Salim and others
  • Director : Girish A.D
  • Producer : Fahadh Faasil, Dileesh Pothan, Syam Pushkaran
  • Banner : Bhavan Studios
  • Music : Vishnu Vijay

2.75 / 5

Malayalam film Premalu, directed by Girish A.D. and starring Naslen K. Gafoor and Mamitha Baiju, has become the talk of the town. Let’s see how this romantic comedy went on Telugu screens.

Story: Sachin(Naslen K. Gafoor) is an engineering graduate who is in love with a girl from his college. However, he is too shy to express his feelings for her. After graduation, Sachin plans to move to the U.K. but unfortunately, his VISA application was rejected. Not wanting to stay in his hometown. Searching asks his friend Amal Davis (Sangeeth Prathap) for help. Amal Davis, who plans to pursue GATE coaching in Hyderabad, agrees to take Sachin with him. At a wedding, Sachin meets Reenu(Mamitha Baiju) and falls for her instantly. The rest of the story follows the journey of the lead character.

Technical Aspects:

The music by Vishnu Vijay and cinematography by Ajmal Sambu elevate the film’s pleasant ambiance, complementing its production values. Director Girish A.D. assisted by Kiran Josey, seamlessly integrates humor and romance ensuring a consistent tone throughout the film. The direction particularly in the second half is commendable maintaining engagement without faltering.

Plus Points:

  • Girish A.D. successfully handles the challenges of a simple storyline of ‘Premalu.’
  • The film maintains a jolly, breezy, and heartwarming vibe throughout.
  • Healthy and situational humor is effectively employed. Healthy and situational humor is effectively employed
  • The love story remains prominent alongside the comedic moments.
  • Naslen Gafoor and Mamitha Baiju deliver endearing performances.
  • Naslen’s portrayal of Sachin is characterized by innocence, wittiness, and charm which keeps the audience connected with the story.
  • The dynamic between Reenu and Sachin is sensibly handled, with heartwarming moments
  • Shyam Mohan’s character, Aadhi, adds comedic rivalry to the plot
  • Hyderabad City serves as a pivotal setting, adding freshness to the narrative
  • The exploration of Hyderabad enhances the film’s appeal, even for Telugu audiences

Minus Points:

  • Initial scenes featuring the protagonist’s parents and hometown could be more engaging
  • These scenes contribute to a slower pace at the beginning of the film
  • Those anticipating a complex narrative may find the familiar plotline somewhat disappointing
  • The first half of the film could have been tighter in terms of pacing

Verdict: Overall, ‘Premalu’ is a delightful romantic comedy, filled with amusing moments and endearing characters. The stellar performances, humorous sequences, and relatable story make it a standout film. Despite its simple plot and occasional pacing issues, the film’s exploration of Hyderabad and universal themes ensure broad audience appeal. Recommended for those seeking a lighthearted and enjoyable cinematic experience.

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