Movie Review: Premaya Namah
Genre: Romance, Drama
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars (1/5)
Starcast: Devendra Chougule, Rupali Krishnrao, Surekha Kudchi, Prakash Dhotre, Miss Sayali Magdum, Milind Oak, Narendra Desai, Snehal Raj
Director: Jagdish Watharkar
Written by: Tejas Marathe & Kalyani Mitragotri
Romantic movies revolving around a guy who falls in love with a beautiful girl and how his life takes diversions are not new. There are many formula movies made in the past which show one sided love story. “Premaya Namah” isn’t an out and out romantic film, but it has action scenes in order to attract an audience of both genres. In fact, the makers are too concerned in redefining the old style of storytelling and in the process have messed it up big time. The lacklustre supporting cast and depthless writing make it even duller.
Prem (Devendra Chaugule) believes in his value systems and loves his family very much. He is a dashing boy who likes to play pranks with his friends. Prem comes across Preeti (Rupali Krishnarao) and it’s a love at first sight for him. Preeti, however, does not respond to his advances, and tries to keep a distance. Preeti keeps opposing his direct marriage proposal, while Prem assertively tells her that he will marry her only if they meet again by coincidence. Prem and Preeti continue to cross paths and there are numerous casual instances which take place that bring them together. However, destiny has something else planned for them and Prem witnesses few things during a family function which are disturbing and shocking. He is taken aback by what he witnesses and on top of it, Preeti makes her final demand, the rejection of which will result in retaliation or a breakdown in relations. What is it that Preeti has demanded? Will Prem choose his love Preeti over and above his family? Are family values more significant than true love? Are there any more unseen roadblocks which are going to come between Prem & Preeti?
Devendra Chaugule comes up as a hero who barely makes an impact. Rupali Krishnarao plays the lead actress and tries her level best to show the attitude which the character demanded. The acting from lead actors is pathetic and it is the weak script which doesn’t take them anywhere. The movie is neither romantic nor has a good amount of action and drama. Director Jagdish Watharkar tries his level best to show the love story with a difference and there is a vibrant colour palette used to show romance.
As far as the music goes, the song “’Zhalo Bebhan Mi’’ is a popular number which is shot entirely underwater for this film. It was a romantic song which has been featured on actors Devendra Chaugule and Rupali Krushnarao. Shooting for the underwater song took place in Ramoji Film City and Malwan’s sea. VFX effects are also used for the number. The song is penned by Chandrashekhar Janawade, music composed by K. Sandipkumar and Chandrashekhar Janawade and is sung by Shahzad and Pamela Jain. The remaining songs nor the soundtrack does anything to lift the film and only add to the agony.
The film is so flat and lifeless that the viewer couldn’t care less. What the audience gets in the name of romance and action is sheer madness, boredom and irritation. The end of the movie is slightly unexpected, but that is not a valid justification, and that’s probably not a good thing to happen in a 144-minute long film. This movie has too many loose threads to say the least.