Premante Inthe Reviewby MyMazaa.com
It is one of the abiding mysteries that why should a Hindi film that had only an average run be remade in Telugu. The question should be put to Sravnthi Ravi Kishore, the producer, and B V Ramana, the director of Premate Inthe. Socha Na Tha, the Hindi original, had an average success only because the press was sightly soft on the newcomer Abhay Deol, son of Dharmendra. with Socha Na Tha being no great shakes why it should have been remade?
Partly maybe because it fits into the genre of films (friendship and love) that Sravanthi has made a career out of. But Premante Inthe falls short of expectations because there is no momentum or push from the script and the story plods along like your local passenger train, stopping at every turn. Had it not been for the sprightly performance from Navdeep and the two girls, coupled with some lilting melodies from Koti, the film would have been in a more difficult predicament.
The film centers on Veeru (Navadeep) who has a strong crush on Lizi (Rupali). But the hero isn't bold enough to get across his emotions of the heart to the girl. His rich family meanwhile wants him to marry another rich girl Pavani (Poonam). But she is also not positively inclined towards marriage. So Veeru and Pavani hatch a plan and scupper the match. Ergo there is some friction between the families.
Meanwhile, Veeru and Pavani strike a good friendship. And he also makes bold to open his heart to Lizi. Initially, his family opposes the arrangement as because she is a Christian. But finally they relent and agree for the marriage. But on the day of betrothal, Veeru realizes that he is actually in love with Pavani. The climax is what you know.
Navdeep as Veeru, the confused and confusing young man, is utterly credible. He is full of zestful life and gives his character the veneer of reality. Poonam and Rupali, apart from looking good, also act with understanding. Both have good roles and they have used the opportunity. Sarath Babu as the hero's father just ambles through the role. Sathyan Krishnan as the hero's sister-in-law gets a good look in and she also acquits herself creditably.
Koti's tunes, of the soft variety, add value to the movie. The rest of the technical aspects are also okay.
Ramana should have concentrated on adding zip to the script. Had he done that the film would have been a nice entertainer. In the event, we have a tepid romantic flick that is neither here no there.