Prem Kumar Review: Slow and Sleepy

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Movie Prem Kumar
Star Cast Santosh Soban, Rashi Singh
Director Abhishek Maharshi
Producer Shiva Prasad Panneeru
Music S. Anant Srikar
Run Time 2h 32m
Release Aug 18, 2023

Young hero Santosh Soban’s new film, Prem Kumar, has hit the screens today. Directed by Abhishek Maharshi, the film also stars Rashi Singh as the female lead. Let’s see how it fares.

Story:

Right as PK, aka Prem Kumar (Santosh Soban), is about to exchange vows with the woman his marriage arranged, the wedding is called off and the bride leaves with someone else. PK gets frustrated he’s publicly shamed four times in similar way. One day, he and his drunken gang do a funny act, which prompts them to launch a private investigation firm dedicated to destroying relationships.They try to cancel a wedding at the request of a client, but the wedding planner spoils their plan. It’s revealed that Netra (Rashi Singh), the woman he was supposed to wed long back, is actually the wedding planner. They reach an agreement. Will their plan succeed, to know that, you have to watch the film.

On-screen performances:

Santosh Soban, a talented young actor, has been attempting to find success at the box office. He has full support from Prabhas, one of top stars in Indian cinema. While he has received praise for his acting, luck has not been on his side when it comes to scripts.

None of his films, including Manchi Rojulochaie, Like, Share & Subscribe, Kalyanam Kamaneeyam, Sridevi Shoban Babu, and Anni Manchi Sakunamule, performed well at the box office, and he received criticism for choosing hollow scripts.

With his latest film, “Prem Kumar,” he has demonstrated yet again that he has poor script judgment. Not only is the script and the narration problematic, but his acting is also monotonous.

The main flaw of the film is its uninteresting narration. The film is mostly made up of random scenes. The entire thread of Prem Kumar’s attempt to involve himself with the ‘rising star’ is ridiculous and tedious. Prem Kumar mostly looks like a farce.

Santosh Sobhan’s performance as PK is dull. He needs to stop playing such roles and reinvent himself. Rashi Singh performs okay. Krishna Teja, the comedian, does what’s required. Ruchita Sadineni is all right.

Off-screen talents:

Technically the film has a decent padding. The music composed by S. Anant Srikar is okay to an extent. Cinemautography by Rampy Nandigam is adequate as he presented the entire film in a colourful note

Editing work by Garry BH is okay. The production values for this limited budget movie are good. Other technical team who worked on respective departments are fine with their job.

What’s hot?

  • Thin storyline but s better screenplay
  • Presentation to an extent

What’s not?

  • Execution defect
  • Lack of strong scene order

Verdict:

In an overview, Prem Kumar is yet another dull and disappointing outing from Santhosh Sobhan. Surprisingly, the film even lacks the energetic screen presence from Santhosh Sobhan making the film a tiresome watch during this weekend.

Telugubulletin.com Rating: 1.75/5

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