Producer: Suresh Kondeti
Director: Balaji Sakthivel
Released Date : 4 May 2012
Watched Theater : Sri Ragavendra, Vijayawada.
Premalo Padithe Telugu Movie Review:Premisthe (Kadhal) fame director Balaji Sakthivel’s latest film Vazhakku Enn 18/9 was produced by director Linguswamy. This was dubbed in Telugu as Premalo Padithe by Suresh Kondeti. Here’s the review…Story:Venu (Sri) is a poor boy who works as a helper at a road side hotel. He falls in love with Jyothi (Urmila Mahantha), who works as servant maid in an apartment. When Venu decides to express his love for Jyothi unexpected things happen and she will be hospitalized and Venu is taken in to police custody. There is another love story in this film between Nitesh (Mithun Murali) and Aarthi (Manisha Yadav). This love story is the root cause for the trouble that has happened in the lives of Venu and Jyothi.
Artist Performances:This film is made with newcomers and they have done a pretty decent job. Urmila who played Jyothi delivered a superb performance. Sri is perfect in the role of a slum boy.
Technical and Other Departments:
Vazhakku Enn 18/9 is made on a low budget. But the quality of the film is very good. Cinematography stands out. Background score is nice. Editing is adequate. Director Balaji Shaktivel’s direction is decent, but there are many problems with the script, which lacks commercial appeal. Balaji previously made Premisthe on same lines and now he adds a crime element to that age old love story. Freshness is missing in this film. Entertainment is non existent.
This film has realistic characters that we come across in our daily life. However, the setup doesn’t look fresh as most of the Tamil films these days have been dealing with such backdrops and characters. Director tried to make the narration look interesting by adding crime element. He partly succeeds in it.
First half of the film is very boring and uninteresting. The scenes between Venu and Jyothi don’t have the spark to excite the audience. Narration is very flat until interval and later the pace picks up with addition of contemporary elements like making MMS videos of teenage girls.
These scenes are poorly done and the film runs on a dull note. Slow screenplay has been one of the biggest problems for this film. Interesting things happen in the pre climax scenes and like every Tamil film, it ends on a tragic note. It is high time that Tamil filmmakers realize that they are being extremely monotonous. This type of tragic films might work with Tamil audience. Our audiences are no longer interested to watch Tamil flavored tragic romantic tales.
If you like films with tragic endings then you may give a try at your leisure. Majority of Telugu audience like to watch entertaining films and therefore the success of this film remains doubtful. This film doesn’t have much to please the audience who watch out for feel good films. It may work in Tamil, but in Telugu, Premalo Padithe needs very good word of mouth to survive for few days.