September 21, 2016 5:04:24 pm
The much-expected Telugu trailer of Premam is out and it looks promising. The film is a Telugu remake of the 2015 Malayalam super hit by the same name.
The Telugu remake has Naga Chaitanya in the lead role, which was originally played by Nivin Pauly in Malayalam. The first trailer coupled with a melodious tune introduces all major characters in the film.
The film has Anupama Parameswaran, Shruti Haasan and Madonna Sebastian as its female leads. It revolves around Chaitanya’s character Vikram and his relationship with three different women at various stages of his life.
Unlike its Malayalam counterpart, the 1.42-second trailer is not raw. It is fine tuned to fit the tastes of the Kollywood audience. The title has also got a tagline with its Telugu version, which reads thus: “Love stories end. Feelings don’t…” And this pretty much sums up the film.
Although, the storyline is not something unheard of, the way it was told and the performances of the actors in the film clicked with the Malayalam audience. The film became a blockbuster and broke previous collection records set by other leading stars of Mollywood.
So, the success of the Telugu version will boil down to two important points: one, engaging storytelling and two, performances by the actors. Going by the trailer, all the leading actors seemed to have tried to deliver variation in expressions. However, drawing a parallel between the Malayalam and Telugu versions is inevitable.
Ever since the first look and the video of a song from Premam wAS released, there has been a lot of debate on the internet. Shruti Haasan and Naga Chaitanya have been at the receiving end from the fans of the Malayalam version. We hope that the actors will silence their critics with their performances in the film.
Premam, which is directed by Chandoo Mondeti, is set to release on October 7.
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