Plot: Denny Kokken, Shibu Majid, and Priyalal are school friends. The group is known for its mischievous and insane activities. They used to do all kinds of cra

Pretham Movie Review

Pretham Movie Review Malayalam Movie Review
Review for the film " Pretham"
Runtime: 2 Hours 07 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 12-08-2016
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Family
2.5 / 5.0

Plot: Denny Kokken, Shibu Majid, and Priyalal are school friends. The group is known for its mischievous and insane activities. They used to do all kinds of crazy stuff in their school life. After school, they get separated and reunites after twelve years. They plan to all sorts of stuff they missed in these years. Suddenly, John Don Bosco, an unknown personality for every one of them, enters their life. He tries to spice up their life with a series of tricks, and to please them with those but he wants something in return from them too. To know what, and why, go and watch the movie.

Analysis: The film is a desperate attempt by the makers to create an impact with their work on the audience. The story is firm and appealing. However, it fails to get the proper narration and guidance which was required to make it a perfect treat for the viewers. The director fails to put the required amount of masala in his narration to meet the demands of the script. Also, the screenplay is quite predictable and slow. The climax, however, is a bit surprising after the lame and predictable screenplay.

The movie gets too draggy in the midsection and gets difficult to handle. The music is also a positive aspect in the film, and will capture your minds when they are played on the big screen. The comic sequences are the soul and make the film interesting at points. The horror sequences add another dimension to the film and makes it watchable at some other instances.

Star performances: Aju Varghese Aju Varghese is an Indian film actor, born to Varg >> Read More... Aju Varghese and Govind Padmasoorya Govind Padmasoorya is a Malayalam film actor and a >> Read More... Govind Padmasoorya are in the lead roles in the film and have managed to create a bond of friendship that will hover in the hearts of the youth for a long time. The emotions seem real and will create an impact on the viewer's heart. Ranjith Sankar has done an average job as a director and could have done more to tie the loops together. Anand Madhusoodanan has done fabulous job composing the music for the film and will leave the audience awestruck with his tunes. You will walk out singing the songs of the film from the theaters.

What's there?The film has strong performances from Aju Varghese and Govind Padmasoorya. The emotions of friendship are beautifully portrayed by the actors. The emotions will capture your heart. The entrance of Bosco creates a lot of funny incidents that will entertain you. The music is another plus point for the film, and it will please the minds of the people and soothe their hearts.

What's not there? The film lacks proper narration and guidance. The screenplay is slow and draggy and will test your patience in the midsection. Also, the cinematography and editing is not up to the mark and needed more work to be done. The precision in the story needed to be sharper to clear the clouds of confusion among the viewers.

Verdict: The movie is average on a whole. It is not worth watching. However, you can watch it once if you are a hardcore Aju Varghese fan.