The year’s most awaited love story Premam, starring Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Haasan, cleared the final hurdle before its October release 7 after the Censor Board gave a U/A certificate to the film with no cuts. The movie is set for a grand opening on the Dussehra weekend while clashing with three other releases — Abhinetri, Mana Oori Ramayanama and Edu Gold Ehe.
Premam is the official Telugu remake of Malayalam romantic blockbuster in the same name. The lead roles of Nivin Pauly and Sai Madhuri from the Malayalam version will now be reprised by Chaitanya and Shruti in this Telugu film. The other two leads — Annapurna Parameswaran and Madonna Sebastian, have however been retained.
Premam is apparently not a true remake of the Malayalam hit as the script and dialogues have been altered to appeal the Telugu audience.
Made under the direction of Chandoo Mondenti, Naga Chaitanya’s Premam is produced by Suryadevara Nagavamsi from Sithara Entertainments. Gopi Sunder has composed the music for the film. The movie is going to be the biggest worldwide release in Chaitanya’s career. The actor’s father Nagarjuna has already compared this movie with his classic hit Geetanjali.