Varun Tej is back with yet another love story after the super successful Fidaa. Titled Tholi Prema, this film has hit the screens today. Lets see how it is.
Tholi Prema is the story of Aditya(Varun) who meets Varsha(Raashi Khanna) on a train to Hyderabad from Vishakapatnam and instantly falls for her. The couple get separated and meet again in college. Their love story starts there and faces some hurdles due to continous arguments. How they resolve their issues and make their love win forms the crux of the movie.
Varun Tej is superb as Adi who has some issues of anger. The character he played has ample scope to show heroism. He is now emerging as one of the best actor from Mega family as he performed well in emotional scenes. Raashi Khanna is fantastic in her role as Varsha and she looks cute and gorgeous at various point of times. This character can be considered as one of the best in her career. Vidyullekha Raman is good in her character as Akka. Priyadarshi is hilarious throughout the movie. Suhashini did a good role as hero’s mother and Naresh is nice in his role. Hyper Aadhi is good and all other actors did fine job in their roles.
Varun Tej as Aditya
Raashi Khanna as Varsha
Music by SS Thaman
Cinematography by George C Williams
Direction of Venky Atluri
Thaman is the unsung hero of the film with his music score. You cannot imagine the film without him as his music and background score takes the film to another level. Camera work steals the show completely as the visuals are superb. Especially the second half which is set in London looks super class.
The production values are uncompromising and that makes the movie look rich in every scene. The screenplay of the movie is superb as the proceedings are showcased in a neat and mature manner making the film look complete.
Coming to the director Venky, even though he takes a simple story, the way he has narrated it with breezy romance and ample comedy make things work. He makes a strong debut and his talent is clearly visible through his neat writing and the way he blended the emotions in today’s age and time. He is surely a director to watch out for in the future.
On the whole, Tholi Prema lives up to all the expectations and wins you over. The breezy romance, decent comedy and striking emotions are huge assets for the film. The story of the film is ages old and does not have a strong conflict point making it a bit difficult for the masses. But the film will do exceptionally among the youth, A centers and overseas as the mindset and class narration will impress them completely. Go for it.