Prem Kumar Cast: Santosh Soban, Raasi Singh, Krishna Chaitanya, Ruchita Sadineni, Krishna Tej, Sudarshan
Prem Kumar Crew:
Cinematography by Ram Nandigam
Music by S. Ananth Srikar
Written & Directed by Abhishek Maharshi
Produced by Siva Prasad Panneeru
Prem Kumar Movie Rating: 1.5/5
Prem Kumar is the new movie starring Santosh Soban, Raasi Singh. The makers have been creating buzz for the film through variety promotions. Prem Kumar marks the debut of short filmmaker Abhishek Maharshi. He picked a total young team and a theme that resembles today’s youth. Almost similar to Tharun Bhaascker’s Pelli Choopulu. Can Prem Kumar also give us similar fun and fresh ride? Let’s discuss.
Prem Kumar Plot:
On the day of marriage, Bride Nethra(Raasi Singh) runs away. And Prem Kumar(Santosh Soban) wonders why she did not talk about her love affair before. It is revealed that she is in love with an actor Rising Star Roshan. Nethra opens a wedding consultants business while Prem Kumar opens a wedding investigators business. One tries to get married people while other breaks it. Both become enemies and business rivals. Nethra asks Prem Kumar to help her in breaking Angana and Roshan marriage. What happened to Nethra and Roshan love story? Whom will Prem Kumar marry? Watch the movie to know more.
Prem Kumar Analysis:
Santosh Soban is an effortless actor. He is talented and has proven that he can carry different roles. But he is fixated on comedies and stories that “try” to present him in a “cool” fashion. Somehow, he seems to be not gaining grip on the stories that would suit him. Prem Kumar from first frame to last frame just wastes his potential with very generic “meme” jokes. The writing doesn’t rise above a short-film setting and even jokes never land. Social media resurgence is a tool that is helpful to better our techniques and calibre. But somehow, young filmmakers are losing sight to improve. Prem Kumar is one more example in how a good idea can be damaged.
The screenplay is so ruptured that it feels like we are watching a TV Special. Each Scene from Prem Kumar drags to the level of us finding it unbearable. Production Values are also not upto the standards we normally expect from recent films. Writing needed to be more clear and sharp for the same content to work. Prem Kumar suffers from over-long dialogues and predictability. The ideas that seem funny doesn’t always translate similarly or in similar vain on screen. Short-films and others can help us in improving but not entirely determine our talent. In the same way, failures too. Prem Kumar will be a lesson in how not to spoil a good idea.
Prem Kumar Positives:
Harsha Chemudu one-liners
Prem Kumar Negatives:
Too Lengthy bits
Prem Kumar Movie Bottom-line: No Prem No!
Santosh Soban talks about Prem Kumar film!