Do you want to know the behavior of today’s youth with regard to their love? Do you want to see it without any exaggerations and artificial coatings? Then go watch Premism. To begin with, Premism is not at all an epic love story kind of stuff. To be frank, its a good entertainer for both youth as well as family audience.
The story as you all may be knowing is about two boys going behind the same girl. Such stories have come and gone in all film industries. But what makes this movie different is the treatment of the subject in a humorous way and the unpredictable climax.
1st Half: The first half is filled with comedy whenever there is a competition between the two heroes. Along with comedy, there are scenes between Avinash and Ananth Nag about their mutual respect and cordial relation. There is ample of Mysore again! And there is ample of opportunity for us to know the things around police department families.
2nd Half: The second is a flashback and goes to Belgaum. The initial stages of the flashback are so differently set up that we are confused as to whether we are watching an entirely new movie after the intermission. But the second half is impressive due to the good comedy and some romantic scenes.
Chethan Chandra: he has done a good work. He comes as the hero with lot of anger and attitude. He has given his best in dance and fights. But there is lot of scope for improvement.
Varun: he too has done a good work. He is more of a soft character type person. He too has given his best in dance and fights. He too has to improve in his acting.
Amulya: she has done a good work. But her overall personality does not suit the character. She does the role of a christian girl. But never does she suit the role. It seems like in many scenes her dialogue delivery reminds the audience of her previous movies. She doesn’t know how to carry herself in the well designed costumes.
Sunil Rao: Sunil Rao has done good work in the second half. He suits the character very well.
Supporting cast: Ananth Nag and Avinash both have given good performance as ACP and head constables. Ni Na Sam Ashwath has a different role to play. Good performance is given by the youth who have played the role of friends of both the heroes, specially that guy advising the hero with a balance (thakkadi) comes out with humourous philosopies. The friends of Sunil Rao have given a good performance, but they could have done better.
Screenplay: The screenplay is in good pace in the first half. No such dragging. But the second half screenplay somewhere drags towards the mid. The whole movie runs for about 3 hours which is unusual for these days. But the movie comes to an end with a sort of intelligent twist given by the heroine. Go watch the movie and see how the director takes you for a ride in the second half
Dialogues: The dialogues are very good for most of the characters. It is not an easy task to make the audience laugh for the humour made my newcomers. But the audience are connected to the movie and respond to the jokes so well. This shows that the dialogues and script are done with lot of hard work which succeeds in getting the required results. Heroine using “useless fellow” type of dialogues seems artificial.
Direction: Hats off to the director for making a happening movie. He is able to get good work out of all his actors. Surely Rathnaja has spent time rewriting the dialogues and screenplay. He has really worked hard in his writing. We have got a director who is a serious writer too. Though the movie seems quite normal on the surface, but the director has said some serious things inside.
Camera work: Camera work is a big let down. The cumulative efforts of all three camera men – Sheethal Jain, Ananth Urs and Gnana Murthy have all gone in vain. In second half, the frame speed of few scenes seems like we’re watching a tv serial. Don’t know the reason, but the cinematography department is a big disappointment for those who expected excellent camera work similar to Nenapirali and Honganasu.
Editing: BS Kemparaju has done a good work. In first half, he uses more of speedy editing techniques as well as slow wherever necessary. In second half, the editing is fully different from the first half. There are few examples of good work of Kemparaju. For example – the short flashback when both the heroes come near to fight. The sudden disruption of kissing scene during the second half. Use of 2-3 images in the same scene as a comparision between the two heroes.
Music: Two songs – Sa Ga Ma Pa Ni Sa and Gulabi Kennege songs are attractive and excellent. Hamsalekha has penned good lyrics. Especially lines like – Niagara neerella edegiLiyo tarahaa.. aakeya bayake ukkuttide! Chaluvayya Cheluvu ninna chooriyantha chum chumma! (typical native lyrics). Other songs could have been better. The background score is very good at places. But it could have been improved at many places.
Choreography: Choreography and the concept is good for the for introduction Premism song (attakalari). The choreography for the rewritten version of Koorakk Kukkralli Kere song is very funny. Hodi Line song is good for the fun filled screenplay inside the song. The choreography for Saa Ga Ma Paa Ni Sa and Gulaabi Kennege songs are excellent.
Costumes: The costumes for both the heroes is contemporary and looks good. The costumes for Amulya are very apt, but its goes waste since the actress doesn’t know to carry herself in those costumes. Renaissance period Italian costumes for the heroes during Sa Ga Ma Pa Ni Sa song looks very authentic.
Stunts: One stunt scene taken in Mysore is well composed and both the heroes have done it well.
Overall: its a neat entertainer. Keeps you engaged. First half is very happening and will be liked by the teenagers. The second half is little slow compared to the first half and may be liked by the elders. The camera work is weak. Yet the film wins… And Rathnaja proves that “his pen is mightier than the camera!“ Overall its a neat youth as well as family entertainer.
Rating: 3.2 out of 5