It could have been a simple love triangle. But in the hands of debutant director Manoj, it has taken a beautiful shape and become an engrossing film in the form of O Premave. Manoj is also the lead actor in the film which gives new dimension to love triangles.
A middle class girl wants to settle down in married bliss with a rich boy. She comes across Rahul and loses no time in falling in love. Rahul also falls in love with Anjali. But it does not take long for Anjali to realise that Rahul is not what she thinks he is. She feels cheated but finds another boy of her dreams. Rahul also tries to move on but it is not easy. He also finds a girl who understands him. But will the first love of these two succeed?
Destiny conspires in strange ways. There are many twists and turns in the story which finally has an unusual ending.
Manoj has handled the story well and in his very first film has shown he has the required talent for direction. As an actor too Manoj shows promise. He has succeeded in both his jobs.
Nikki Galrani has made a good impact in a role she has made her own. Though the character has shades of grey she has accepted the challenge and succeeded. Other actors who make an impact in the film include Apoorva, Rangayana Raghu and Sadhu Kokila. Sadhu Kokila's comedy track is hilarious. The music and cinematography are apt for this film. There are some good romantic locations that are captured well and sets the mood for the film. There are also some good songs that add value to the film. Overall it is a nice package of a romantic film. For a newcomer this is a very good film and we can look forward to many more contributions from Manoj and his team in the future.
Chitraloka Rating - 3/5