Starring : Priya Prakash Varrier, Roshan Abdul Rahoof and Noorin Shereef
Director : Omar Lulu
Producers : A Guru Raj
Music Director : Shaan Rahman
Cinematographer : Sinu Sidharth
Editor : Achu Vijayan
Release date : February 14, 2018
Lover’s Day, the Telugu dubbed version of the much-talked-about Malayalam campus drama, Oru Adaar Love, has finally hit screens this morning as a Valentine’s Day treat. The film has been in news since last year thanks to the wink sensation Priya Prakash Varrier. Let’s see how the movie fared.
Lover’s Day is entirely set in Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, where Priya(Priya Carrier) and Roshan(Roshan Mohammed) join as plus one students. The story is spread over 2 years and it showcases love, friendship, jealousy among teenage school-goers. Lover’s Day is primarily a love triangle between Priya, Roshan and Gatha John (Noorin Shereef) and how all this showcased is the rest of the story.
The major highlight of Lover’s Day is Noorin Shereef, the curly haired girl who plays Gatha John, Roshan’s best friend. She breathes energy into the otherwise mundane story with her bubbly acting and beautiful looks.
The chemistry between Priya and Roshan in a couple of scenes in the first half of the movie will enthrall young audiences. Priya looks cute and gives a decent performance in the given character.
Roshan is a good find. He has ease in his acting and dances well, too. With a right makeover and character, he will make a solid impression in future.
Lack of a strong story is the main drawback of Lover’s Day. The screenplay is lethargic and appears to be an incoherent and hotchpotch mixture of a series of scenes in the name of friendship and love among teenage students.
Those who expect to see Priya Prakash taking the front seat will be disappointed big-time. None of her scenes with Roshan, except for the breakup scene in the second half, make a solid impression.
Comedy scenes featuring the friends group and the faculty hardly fail to evoke laughters. The romantic track between a plus one student and his biology teacher is outright cheap.
Priya and Roshan fall in love in the first 15-20 minutes of the movie, but the twist in their love story arises only in the last 30 minutes of the film. Most of the scenes that appear until then test audiences’ patience. The climax looks forced and unnecessary. However, the ending will make audiences leave theaters with a heavy heart.
The production values look okay, considering the film’s budget and the star cast. Some songs are nicely composed and also look good on the screen. Editing could have been much better, as a handful of unnecessary scenes made it to the final film.
Lover’s Day has a heavy hangover of Happy Days and other movies of the similar genre. However, there is hardly a gripping story or fun moments to keep the dejavu feeling away. A major part of the narrative wanders aimlessly. On the whole, Lover’s Day, which is primarily aimed at teen audiences and high school students, ends up as a boring watch this Valentine’s Day. You don’t lose much if you skip this movie. And if you plan to watch it, keep your expectations low as the film fails to live up to the hype around it.
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