“Love is an ailment which can never be cured”- this is a dialogue from the film ‘Premasoothram’ which lingers in the mind. For anyone who has fallen in love at least once, the film provides a nostalgic feel of the sweet memories of that period.
‘Premasoothram’ is an average film showcasing techniques to acquire love just as the name suggests. The film unfolds the efforts and tricks to access a girl’s love from the viewpoint of a man. The film is set in a very beautiful village in Kerala in a period when mobile phones, televisions and English medium schools hadn’t infiltered the life of a common Malayalee. A period when our ace was abundant with clear springs and greenery.
‘Premasoothram’ is the independent creation of the short story of Asokan Charuvil. Prakasan and Ammukutty are the hero and heroine of the film. Prakasan met Ammukutty for the first time when they were in the fifth standard. It was love at first sight for Prakasan and since then the fire of love started glowing in the heart of Prakasan.
Though the film mainly focuses on the one way love and the couple that develops along with their ages, the film also displays the life and lifestyle of the village.
Balu Varghese as Prakasan and Lijomol Jose as Ammukutty have excelled in their roles. Other than them, Chemban Vinod has presented the interesting character of VKP in the film. Chemban Vinod’s Premavallabhan VKP provides a unique experience to the viewers.
Other than them, Indrans, Anumol, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Sudheer Karamana, Anjali Nair and have also played notable roles in the film.
The main drawback of the film is an unclear and vague climax. The feel of a good story narration seems to drop in the climax.
The cinematography of Swaroop Philip and music of Gopi Sunder are outstanding in the film. Another highlight of the film is its exquisite background score. The song “Ninullil premam..” reminding us of a prayer song is very enjoyable to listen to.
The editing in the film is done by Ayoob Khan. Sound editing is another major attraction of the film.