Prem Adda is bloody story of violence. Set in the 80s,
the narration takes you to the past and in between the present.
Ranganath alias Ranga (Prem) with his friends are small-time
careless goons, who is very sincere, like a dog's unmatchable
sincerity to a human - to a village politician. Whenever they get
into trouble and lands in police station, he bails them
As his politicial career was not going anywhere, his desperation
for power makes him to use his loyalist Ranga and his gang for his
political gain. As a result, the Adda boys commit a murder and land
in jail. But the politician changes his colour and does not come to
their rescue this time, leading the Ranga's men to seek revenge
against him for exploiting their innocence. Last but not least,
Prem is in love with the daughter of the politician played by Kriti
It is a usual revenge-seeking drama told in a brilliant manner.
The film is intense and has a strong subject with a strong message.
Not to forget, Prem Adda is a remake of Tamil superhit
film Subramaniapuram and the makers of the film have
tweaked the script to suit the local sensibilities. However, the
narration loses its grip in parts and the sentiment scenes have
been forcefully added. May be, it looks too dramatic and the
continuity goes for a toss.
As far as roles are concerned, it is a tailor-made role for Prem
and he looks apt in almost every frame. He speaks the
Mandya-Kollegal dialect with ease and completely justifies his
role. Murali Krishna is good in parts and Kriti Kharbanda, whose
role is limited, does a decent job.
V Harikrishna's music is excellent and three songs of the film
are good, Arun D Prasad's cinematography is good and Mavalli Sai
Krishna's dialogues are well-written. Action sequences are
well-shot. Director Mahesh Babu has a wonderful team and has
brought out the best. However, the screenplay is not convincing in
some parts and the film would have got a few more marks if the
director would have taken care of it. And also, there is no
justification for the title - Prem Adda!
Verdict: Prem Adda is a must for action lovers.