Premasoothram review: Too long and misogynistic!
You may need real patience to sit through this one
Saturday 12 May 2018
Balu Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Lijomol Jose
Director Jiju Asokan, who has earlier directed the well appreciated Urumbukal Urangarilla, is presenting some sort of a guide on what romance is, in Premasoothram.
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The main story is happening in a flashback where school kid Prakashan (Balu Varghese) is head over heels in love with his classmate, Ammukkutty (Lijomol Jose). But the problem is that Ammukkutty hates Prakashan.
To make matters worse, there is another boy, who wants to be in love with Ammukkutty, the criminal minded Suku (Vishnu Govindan).
When his efforts to attract Ammukkutty fails, Prakashan approaches a man named VKP (Chemban Vinod Jose), who is an expert in romance. VKP is having multiple affairs and mostly, it ends in a heartbreak.
The film is essentially about VKP’s theories about romance and how Prakashan tries to implement it.
It is quite an interesting concept and the film has been deliciously packaged with competent performances by the film’s cast. But the problem is the overindulgence of the concept, which seems endless at a duration of over 2 hours and 40 minutes.
The unnecessary detailing affects the narration and the hasty ending is barely convincing as well. The dialogues are peppered with double meaning tones and the mood is often misogynistic as well.
Balu Varghese, who plays the lead, performs in a dedicated way and he is quite impressive. Chemban Vinod Jose proves once again that he is a really talented actor. Lijomol Jose has a limited role to play and it is a surprise since the whole story is focused on the escapades by two men to win her heart. Vishnu Govindan shines well. The rest of the cast have done their parts very well.
Do you believe that following some already written theories on romance are enough to win a girl’s heart? If you believe so, watch Premasoothram to get some tips on that. For the rest of the world, you may need real patience to sit through this one.
Premasoothram review- Verdict: Average