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Hello Guru Prema Kosame Review
Movie: Hello Guru Prema Kosame
Banner: Sri Venkateshwara Creations
Cast: Ram, Anupama Parameshwaran, Pranitha Subash, Prakash Raj, Suresh, Sithara, JP, Posani, Praveen and others
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Story, dialogues: Bejawada Prasanna
Cinematography: Vijay Chakravarthy
Editor: Karthika Srinivas
Art: Saahi Suresh
Produced by: Shirish, Lakshman Screenplay, Direction: Trinadha Rao Nakkina
Release date: Oct 18, 2018
Love stories, no matter how simple they seem, can often turn into a slippery slope and the question of what exactly it takes to write a good love story remains. Does it arise from the experiences of the writer and filmmaker? Or can it be the result of a manufactured reality where the characters are put in an unrealistic scenario? Or could a love story take a form of its own and go beyond all cliches and boundaries that it finds itself in the beginning? I would like to believe that love stories are often the result of a constant battle between logic and magic in the writers’ room. In Ram and Anupama-starrer Hello Guru Prema Kosame, it’s the logic that overshadows everything else and the magic fizzles out so quickly that you don’t even sense it.
Sanju (Ram), a youngster from Kakinada who comes to Hyderabad to work in a software company. His mother forces him to stay at her friend’s house, and it’s here that he begins to bond with Vishwanath (Prakash Raj) and his daughter Anupama (Anupama Parameshwaran). The rest of the story is about how Sanju falls in love with Anupama and convinces her father.
Director Trinadha Rao came up with a routine and predictable story but with the help of writer, Prasanna stuffed it with good comedy and superb dialogues. If not for the comedy, the movie would have fallen apart.
Devi Sri Prasad seems to be clearly struggling. This is undoubtedly the weakest audio in his career.
The background score is okay. Vijay K Chakravarthy’s camera work is good and the editing by Karthika Srinivas has been adequate.
Production Values by Sri Venkateswara Creations are somewhat not up to the level we expect.
Hello Guru Prema Kosame is also a romantic drama with very little romance. There’s a lead actress, but except for one scene where she primarily connects the dots, we barely know what she’s thinking. It’s almost like her perspective about her own love life doesn’t matter because the other two men in her life are making all the decisions about what’s best for her. Trinadh Rao doesn’t show us anything in terms of what Anupama feels for Sanju and instead, he adds one more ‘logic’ in the end to tie the loose ends in the story. The film tilts towards an extremely male-centric point of view about romance and relationships, and even though all the characters talk about protecting the sanctity of relationships and respect towards elders, it just gets tiresome after a point.
Despite all its drawbacks, there are a few things that do work well in the film. The bromance between Ram and Prakash Raj is explored well, and even though they are stuck in a friend-or-father quagmire, the duo delivers decent performances. Ram is endearing in his role and he leaves his mark during the emotional sequences. Pranitha Subhash has a well-etched role and her brief romantic track with Ram is well-written. Amidst all these actors and their characters, it’s unfathomable why Anupama Parameshwaran’s role is so underwritten. It’s not even her fault that she barely had anything to work within the film, and most of her scenes are treated as a much-needed distraction from the overwhelming bromance between the two men in her life.
Hello Guru Prema Kosame is a decent one time for its comedy if you can sit through the routine and predictable story.
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