Pretham is the horror comedy movie written and directed by Ranjith Sankar, with Jayasurya in the central role. The movie is produced by the banner Dreams N Beyond.
Priyalal, Denny Kokken, and Shibu Majeed, the three college
friends decide to have a reunion and come together for a fun-filled
vacation. But they experience some unusual incidents during their
Meet the cast and crew of Pretham
Jayasurya As John Don Bosco
Jayasurya plays John Don Bosco, a multi-faceted talent.
He is a mentalist, magician, and parapsychologist, who comes to
help the three youngsters. The actor is receiving rave reviews for
his power packed performance.
Shruthi As Ghost
Shruthi Ramakrishnan, the Njaan fame actress
plays the titular character Pretham in the movie. Her
character is not the typical white saree clad ghost, but has
several layers to it.
Aju, Padmasoorya, And Sharafudeen As Danny, Shibu, And Priyalal
Aju Varghese, Govind Padmasoorya, and Sharafudeen essay
the Danny, Shibu, and Priyalal, the three best friends who decide
to start a resort chain. The trio is receiving wide appreciations
for exceptional comic timing.
Pearle Maaney as Suhan Nisa
Pearle Maaney, the popular TV anchor cum actress plays
Suhan Nisa, a bold, modern girl in the movie. She has played her
part to near perfection.
Script & Direction: Ranjith Sankar
The movie is written and directed by Ranjith Sankar, the
writer of the first ever horror TV serial of Malayalam industry. He
has succeeded in depicting a different ghost story with the right
Production Banner: Dreams N Beyond
The movie is produced by Dreams N Beyond, the production
banner of lead actor Jayasurya and director Ranjith Sankar. The duo
have earlier produced Punyalan Agarbatis and Su Su
Sudhi Vathmeekam, together.
The trio seeks the help of a priest, who introduces them to John
Don Bosco, a mentalist. John's entry totally changes the situation
and turns their lives upside down. The movie depicts how the
mentalist influences the trio's life.
Cast & Performance
Jayasurya has played John Don Bosco to near perfection. He has
portrayed the different role with atmost balance and surely
deserves a special applause.
Aju Varghese-Govind Padmasoorya-Sharafudeen trio steals the show
with their exceptional comic timing. The rest of the star cast,
including Shruthi Ramakrishnan, Harish Perady, Pearle Maaney, Vijay
Babu, Dharmajan, etc. are good in their respective roles.
Script & Direction
Writer-director Ranjith Sankar has succeeded in making the
movie, especially the first half, a totally entertaining experience
with some great comical elements and a touch of mystery. The
dialogues are well-written.
The director has presented something very different from the
so-called cliched 'yakshi' stories of Malayalam cinema, which is
commendable. But the major twist and mystery element lack
crispiness, which fails to make the second half convincing.
Jithu Damodar's excellent visualisation is the soul of the
movie, which is bounded by mystery. Sajan Vasudev's perfect editing
makes the movie a crispy watch.
Anand Madhusoodanan's songs are okay. But the musician has done
a commendable job with the exceptional background score, which
weaves a perfect atmosphere for a horror flick.
One of the most unique horror flicks made in Mollywood. A perfect entertainer for the season, despite minimal flaws.