Review By : Movie Run Time : 2 hour 24 minutes Censor Rating : U/A

Production: K Productions, Ysr Films Cast: Anand Babu, Harish Kalyan, Munish Kanth, Raiza, Rekha Direction: Elan Screenplay: Elan Story: Elan Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja Background score: Yuvan Shankar Raja Cinematography: Raja Bhattacharjee

Ever since the announcement of Pyaar Prema Kaadhal happened, the film has gained a lot of expectations, for the fact that it brings together, the Bigg Boss stars Harish Kalyan and Raiza for the first time. This romantic drama marks the production debut of music director Yuvan Shankar Raja.

As the title suggests, PPK is all about the romance and love between the leads, Sree (Harish Kalyan) and Sindhuja (Raiza), along with problems and misunderstandings, ofcourse. Sree aspires to win the heart of Sindhu, who happens to be his office colleague. However, when he does, life has other plans for him, as Sindhu's understanding and perception about life are contrasting from what he has. How the couple finds solutions to their problems, forms the rest of the plot.

First things first, Yuvan Shankar Raja is easily the biggest pillar of the film, who gives life through his background score and songs. Even after having 12 songs in the film, no song seems to hinder the screenplay and the film is musically inclined, blending naturally with the emotions.

PPK has all the elements to stay in the trend and the film is a reflection of today's youngsters and their relationship. The target audience will like the film for its feel good and casual moments. The subtle portrayal of the love Harish Kalyan has for his mother is heartwarming. The film has some interesting turning point in regular intervals that help the screenplay move forward. 

On the downside, when you watch a romantic film, you tend to experience and feel a strong emotion. However, with PPK that isn't completely delivered, as the emotion is conveyed only with the music, and not with the lead characters or other elements. The conflicts between the lead pair could have been more intense and it looks weak. Though the second half deals with only the conflicts between the couple, it isn't as strong as how the audience would expect it to be. There is also a tinge of cliche with a few scenes giving a deja vu feel. 

Harish Kalyan's casting has been apt and he fits the bill of a casual boy next door. The way he carries himself on screen looks natural and his innocent character will connect big time with today's boys. Raiza looks beautiful and her chemistry with Harish works well. At the same time, the model turned actress could have performed much better in the emotional scenes, as that becomes one small concern. 

Munishkanth's one-liners work at places, while it is mostly situation driven comedies, that make you laugh. It is delightful to see Anand Babu on the big screen after a long time, who plays Raiza's father. Any son or daughter would like to have a father like him, who is very practical and gives complete freedom to his girl.

Elan's idea is very much evident - to deliver a modern age romantic entertainer for today's youngsters. Being a youngster himself, Elan's writing is interesting that has quite a lot of high moments, guaranteeing a fun-filled ride. However, the case slightly differs in the execution part.

Raja Bhattacharjee's visuals is a treat for the audience and his usage of the colour palette suits the mood of the film. Manikumaran's editing garners attention,  especially in the 'Hold Me Now' song.


Verdict: Pyaar Prema Kaadhal is high on love and music to entertain the youth!


2.75 5 ( 2.75 / 5.0 )







Review by : Behindwoods Review Board Album Release Date : Jul 29,2018

High on Love
Vocals: Sid Sriram
Lyrics: Niranjan Bharathi

This was the first single from the Pyaar Prema Kadhal album and it is needless to say that it has become a rocking hit among the younger generation. A song that starts off with an enchanting string section neatly guides itself into the techno genre with Sid Sriram fitting the bill perfectly. The orchestration is on point, and this song works out to be the pick of the album.

Dope Track
Vocals: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Lyrics: Mohanrajan

It is a common notion that if Yuvan chooses to croon a song, it will most often be an interestingly intense track. Dope Track is no less. He begins with a disarming recital of the lyric, after which he brings the string interlude before the rendition. An enticing melody takes center-stage as it slowly transforms itself into an EDM hook as the build-up excites you. Yuvan's expertise in arrangements come in handy when he keeps the string orchestra alive in the background while the dub-step is active on the fore.

Hold Me Now
Vocals: Sanjith Hegde and Thurga
Lyrics: Vivek

In the recent past, we've come to know of Sanjith Hegde's seductively appealing voice texture that effortlessly helps songs like Hold Me Now, which require that extra push to get the audience to tap their feet. Hold Me Now is completely dominated by the techno aspects of music. Just before you start wondering if the lyrics are not falling in the meter of the tune, Yuvan's quirkiness of playing with the tune comes into play. The hook of this song might excite more for a section of the audience as it works in favor of the tune!

Never Let Me Go
Vocals: Suranjan and Shweta Pandit
Lyrics: Oviya Ommaapathy

A song that might stand out in the album in terms of musicality would be Never Let Me Go. Unlike the rest of the album, Yuvan does not go deep into the EDM genre with this track. He stays at the brim of the melody, infusing an interesting classical angle to this tune. Suranjan and Shweta Pandit do their jobs well. The motive of the track might hit the listener with the visuals.

I Will Never Let You Go
Singer: Shweta Pandit
Lyrics: Oviya Ommaapathy

Essentially, this is a purely female version of Never Let Me Go. The same track with vocals restricted to Shweta Pandit alone. However, she doesn't disappoint.

Surprise Me
Vocals: Yuvan Shankar Raja and Priya Mali
Lyrics: Madhan Karky

Like most of the other songs in this album, Surprise me is another mix of instrumentation and techno programming. Though intriguing, Yuvan doesn't surprise us much with this track, as it might fall in the trademark Yuvan melody cadre. His style of rendering this track complements the previous statement, while Priya Mali sounds promising. A shout out to Yuvan for including the flute solo!

Vocals: Devan Ekambaram

Hello is yet another interesting track from the album, though it sounds like a part of the background score. Devan Ekambaram, along with the male chorus rock the harmonies on this one. The sounding is top-notch.

Lets be Friends?
Vocals: Cliffy Carlton
Lyrics: Elan

Off to a blues-ish start, this song takes an exciting turn into the rock genre. Cliffy Carlton's vocals are just fine, Elan's lyrics are contemporary and Yuvan's tune is catchy. Together they provide something worthy of multiple listens. The guitar riffs stand out!

Secret Window
Vocals: Al-Rufian
Lyrics: Elan

Secret Window sounds like that song that plays after the hero realizes he's in love. At least, that what the lyrics suggest! Al-Rufian brings his husky tone to the forefront, while Yuvan deals with minimal instrumentation. Probably, that is what the mood requires. He keeps it subtle with only the guitar, backing chords and cymbals sounding alive.

Wake Me Up Everyday
Vocals: Teejay Arunachalam
Lyrics: Elan

Wake Me Up Everyday begins with a beguiling flute tune and slides into the bass and beats. The tune works well, as the rest of the instrumentation is repetitive. A section of the listeners may feel that Teejay's presentation of the song could have been better as the voice tones towards the end of the song might sound unappealing.

Miss You Papa
Vocals: Yuvan Shankar Raja and Priya Mali
Lyrics: Elan

This song is a symphonic sad version of High on Love. The mood seems to suggest that the high has turned into a bad trip for the hero. Yuvan brings a sorrowful rendition to accompany the strings that sound great.

It's Over
Vocals: Shweta Pandit
Lyrics: Elan

A 1-minute-song to convey the emotion of a break-up. Shweta Pandit's voice is mellifluous and works well in sorrow too.

Verdict: The romantic musical falls in place for Yuvan as he hits the high note effortlessly
( 3.0 / 5.0 )

Pyaar Prema Kaadhal (aka) Pyaar PremaKaadhal

Pyaar Prema Kaadhal (aka) Pyaar PremaKaadhal is a Tamil movie. Anand Babu, Harish Kalyan, Munish Kanth, Raiza, Rekha are part of the cast of Pyaar Prema Kaadhal (aka) Pyaar PremaKaadhal. The movie is directed by Elan. Music is by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Production by K Productions, Ysr Films, cinematography by Raja Bhattacharjee.