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Tholiprema (2018)

Tholi Prema (original title)
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A love story that weathers time and emotions. Aditya sees Varsha and it is love at first sight for him. What transpires over the next 7 years is what makes their love stronger.


Venky Atluri


Venky Atluri, P. Sathish Chandra (additional story)
2 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Varun Tej ... Aditya
Raashi Khanna ... Varsha
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hyper Aadi
Darbha Appaji Ambarisha ... Aditya's Father
Joy Badlani ... Varsha's father
Colin Blyth ... Family Wedding Guest
Harsha Chemudu ... (as Viva Harsha)
Cliff Dutton Cliff Dutton ... Wedding Guest
Daniel Eghan ... Jake the Football Manager
Nisha George ... Family Wedding Guest
Vaunisha Kapoor ... Family Wedding Guest
Jess Kaur Jess Kaur ... Brides Friend
Parrgash Kaur ... Family Wedding Guest
Kadambari Kiran Kadambari Kiran
Alpesh Malaviya Alpesh Malaviya ... University Student and Wedding Guest

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The story follows the life of a guy called Aditya who didn't have anything to look forward to in life until Varsha came along. A classic case of love at first sight but it was short lived as she exited the scene only to return later. But from the looks of it, it's not going to be an easy love story as they have to face hurdles on the way. The film's underlining tagline is - Memories, whether good or bad stay with us always. Written by Adithya Keshav

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'Tholi Prema' was remade in Bengali as 'Fidaa' starring Yash Dasgupta in the lead role. See more »

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Tholi Prema is highly cliched but still an entertaining film with nice performances,breezy moments and soulful music.
19 February 2018 | by shobanchittuproluSee all my reviews

Tholi Prema (2018):

Tholi Prema has created huge buzz for many reasons, for starters, the title is based on Pawan Kalyan's iconic film, the songs of the movie turned out to be chart-busters and most importantly this is Varun Tej's immediate movie after blockbuster Fidaa.So how is it?


Aadi (Varun Tej) is an instinctive youngster who falls in love with Varsha (Raashi Khanna) when he spots her for the first time in a train journey. Later he meets her in an engineering college again. They fall in love and he realises that she is a calculative person unlike him. She has problem with temperament and anger issues of Aadi. Rest of the story is all about the clash of two different personalities and how they realise that they can be together despite having contrasting natures.

My Review:

Writer-turned-director Venky Atluri has taken a simple feel-good, love-hate-love-hate romantic script that talks about the highs and lows of a couple's relationship over six years. No matter how age-old the story sounds, love stories, especially when served with a right proposition of drama and romance, never fail to delight the audience. Tholi Prema is one such movie with a very simple core plot packed with some fresh scenes and beautiful moments.To bring life to a beaten to death script like Tholi Prema, you need magic in the love-relationship that is on display. That sizzling chemistry is visible between the lead pairs Varun Tej and Rashi Khanna . Having said that, the latter part of the second half slightly drags when their relationship gets a little complicated.

First half started slow but once the college setup begins,Tholi Prema starts to entertain us with feel good moments and hilarious comedy too.The "Akka","Rakhi" and "Car" episodes are amazing.All these scenes reflect the romance of today's youth.Once the story comes to break-up scene during the interval, they meet again in London and anyone can guess how the movie will progress here after. This is where the film slips. The predictability in the second half is a major drawback.

Varun Tej gets to show two shades in his character as a college student and later as a matured working professional. He is quite good in both his roles and gives a neat performance.Raashi Khanna is amazing as Varsha. Perhaps it is one of her career best role after Oohalu Gusagusalade and she nails it in every which way and showcases the actress in her. Raashi gets some very good dialogues and delivers them spot on.In their brief appereances, Priyadarshi Pullikonda, Hyper Aadhi and Vidyullekha Raman light up a few scenes with their comic acts.

SS Thaman has come out of his comfort zone to give beautiful and fresh music for Tholi Prema.The background music by Thaman and cinematography by George C Williams are on-point too.

So,Tholi Prema is highly cliched but still an entertaining film with nice performances,breezy moments and soulful music.

My Rating 6.75/10

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8 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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