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A young man has three opportunities to find love. Will the third time be the charm?

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Alphonse Puthren
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Credited cast:
Nivin Pauly ... George David
Sai Pallavi ... Malar
Madonna Sebastian ... Celine George
Anupama Parameshwaran ... Mary George (as Anupama Parameswaran)
S.V. Krishna Shankar ... Koya
Shabareesh Varma ... Shambu
Vinay Forrt ... Vimal (as Vinay)
Soubin Shahir ... Sivan
Siju Wilson ... Jojo
Ananth Nag ... Arivazhagan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alwin Antony Alwin Antony ... Moosa
Faisal C.M. Faisal C.M. ... Faisal
Franko Davis Franko Davis ... George (Mary's Father) (as Franco Davis)
Rinsa Jacob ... Anjali (as Rinsa)
Jayashankar ... Peon
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Storyline

George, a teenager, loves the idea of being in love. This dream seems to be within reach during his school days, then, for a second time during his college days and yet it fails to materialize. This slow metamorphosis of his love, his attempt to woo his lovers, the abrupt failures hardens him but he finally is able to settle down for life with someone much younger, whom he have met during childhood. The film transcends its viewers on perspectives and boundaries of love.

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Malayalam

Release Date:

12 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Моя любовь See more »

Filming Locations:

Kochi, Kerala, India See more »

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Opening Weekend:

INR 50,000,000 (India), 2 June 2015

Gross USA:

$178,000, 28 June 2015

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

INR 600,000,000, 19 September 2015
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The first look poster was released on February 11, 2015. The poster had the title written in the shape of a butterfly, along with a caption in Malayalam which means "The second film in the history of world cinema with nothing fresh." See more »

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Vimal Sir: Simple! Java is very simple! Powerful! It is so powerful, isn't it? Then safe, Java is very safe. Did everyone get me? If you haven't understood just ask me! Anjali, don't you understand. Not only to her, I am saying to the whole class! Everyone understood isn't it? Ok. Then the next topic. Robust
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Nivin pauly and Alphonse puthren taking malayalam cinema to an another level!
4 June 2015 | by soorujose619See all my reviews

This film is just mind blowing!,i have never seen such a well executed movie with a brilliant sound and screen play in Malayalam cinema.

As the title cards of Alphonse Puthren's 'Premam' came up, I couldn't stop thinking of those butterflies - the swallow tails and the cabbage whites, the blue bottles and the bird wings - that once flitted around with fragrant memories of an entire generation's childhood laden on their pretty wings. They seem to have wholly vanished and are no longer seen fluttering around these alley ways ridden with smoke and dust and have perhaps moved on to greener meadows where the sparkle of an unsullied dew drop awaits.

It is this perfumed whiff of reminiscences that the film rakes up with its very first scene that makes 'Premam' one of the best films that I have watched till now this year; one that it maintains till the very last scene that comes almost after three hours. Bursting with hopefulness and loaded with resilience, 'Premam' is a stunning cinematic piece that talks of the process of falling in love, breaking a heart, nurturing a stinging memory or two for the rest of your life and above all, letting go and moving on.

'Premam' follows its protagonist George (Nivin Pauly) and the three women who walk into his life - Mary (Anupama Parameswaran), his first love during those baffling pre-degree days, Malar (Sai Pallavi), his new teacher at college who surprisingly reciprocates his feelings and Celin (Madonna Sebastian) who finally lays down an anchor to his otherwise bobbling life.

And then there is love itself, and the different shades that the oldest of human emotions brings in its fray. It does take a few years for George to get over the dejection that his first love had brought along with, and when Malar grabs his hand and walks forward life sprouts flowers all around. It's when these petals had long wilted and withered by, that Celin arrives accentuating once and for all that fresh shoots are bound to spring up after the heavy rains.

'Premam' adopts a juicily unmarked conversational tone for the most part, and the audience draws in a few chairs and sits along with George and his pals as they plan and replan his life. It's no shocker then that his joys become ours as much as his grief does; his exultation and desolation are all ours to share as well.

'Premam' spellbinds you with some real awesome performances from a group of young actors who seem to have thrown caution to the winds and who have gone at their respective roles - long or short - with a vengeance. The casting director of the film merits a bow, for there is not one actor in it who looks out of place.

Nivin Pauly as George is tremendously remarkable, and comes up with one of his best performances till date. As he breaks down and walks away from the real love of his life, he manages to throw an entire cinema hall into silence with his tears, as much as he had driven them into irrepressible fits of mirth not much earlier.

The three girls are equally extraordinary, but it's Sai Pallavi who wins the show hands down, with a bravura feat as the guest lecturer Malar who wins over George's heart. She lights up the screen with her fabulous screen presence, and with the most precise of expressions underlines that she is here to stay. Madonna Sebastian with her curious Bambi-esque eyes and agreeable smile breezes in while Anupama Parameshwaran retains the youthful charm that is required of Mary to the hilt.

It's impossible to think of 'Premam' without that dazzling musical score by Rajesh Murugesan, with many a hummable number forming a part of the highly notable soundtrack. 'Premam' almost qualifies for a musical, and a decent one at that, since this is one film where you really do not mind those songs gushing into the narrative unapologetically; where the music camouflages itself and remains an indiscernible part of the account.

Equally arresting is the cinematography by Anand C Chandran, who throws in an assortment of splendid visuals that capture the essence of the film to the core. His camera is unhesitant and ventures as much to the corner of an aisle to catch an incessantly chirping sparrow in action or on to the placid waters of a pool where a wayward frog has landed himself in. The verdant greenness that pervades his indoor and outdoor frames is stimulating and this ocular wizardry that Anand throws in contributes much to the stellar film that 'Premam' evolves into.

'Premam' elevates Alphonse Puthren onto a pedestal of sharp film makers who have figured out the actual potential of the medium that cinema is. And in their competent hands long-standing tales assume ground-breaking forms and enthuse the viewers in ways and manners never seen before. Much more than an unabashed crowd-pleaser, which it surely is, 'Premam' is a bracingly alive film where almost everything,

To all Malayalam movie fans don't miss this spectacular film!


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