Wow! What a movie!! This was my first Malayalam flick in a theatre, and I loved every minute of it!
The movie has been playing successfully in Tamilnadu for more than a month now. With so much hype surrounding the movie, I so wanted to watch it, but was worried that when I indeed do find time to catch the movie it might get removed from the cinemas in Chennai. But no – the movie is going nowhere in the near future guys.. Premam is here to stay and top the charts for a few more days, or weeks!
Now, Nivin Pauly – awww.. I go all doe-eyed just thinking about him.. Of late, I have made it a point to collect all the movies in which he has starred and watch them! So far, I’ve watched only 5.. (Bangalore days, Neram, Om shanthi oshaana, Thattathin Marayathu and Premam.. 1983 is next on my list) and my conclusion so far- he is definitely THE ACTOR to watch out for at present.
It is hard not to fall in love with the guy. Be it the innocent schoolboy, the tough college going guy or the mellowed adult, Nivin Pauly is just perfect as George, the protagonist of the movie. Whoever said a dhothi can’t make you sexy? Or perhaps it is the other way round- the way Nivin Pauly puts on his dhothi and fights those fights is just way too sexy. The BGM is an added plus.
The movie traces the love life of George through different phases in his life (Movies along similar lines as this one are quite common. But there is something about Premam which makes it more memorable than the previous ones in this genre, and perhaps even over the ones yet to come). Though the movie is about George, the ladies cast opposite him are also perfect and important in their own special ways.
Be it Mary with her ‘beehive’ hair, or Malar with her demure sassiness- all of them are special. My personal favourite is the romance between George and Malar. The College Annual day dance is a treat to watch.
And the songs are a pleasure – both to watch and to listen. Of course, being a Malayalam flick, and me being a person with very limited knowledge of the language, I had to rely entirely on the subtitles. While being translated from Malayalam to English, perhaps quite a lot would have been lost. But nevertheless, the wit in the movie is inescapable.
Kudos to the entire team of Premam. I wouldn’t mind watching the movie all over again.. and again.. and yes, again!
I do not want to end up penning down the entire story over here. I really would be happy if you go watch it. In regions where the movie is not playing in a nearby cinema hall, tough luck guys! You will just have to wait for the DVD to come out. And let me assure you, it will definitely be worth your wait!
So sit back, grab a bucket of popcorn and enjoy watching Premam!
P.S. PREMAM means LOVE!