Suriya became well known among the Telugu audiences with his film 'Gajini'. However, his other films dubbed later failed to leave a mark. Very recently, his latest Tamil film 'Sillunu Oru Kaadhl' was dubbed into Telugu as 'Nuvvu Nenu Prema'.
Though the film was expected to release much earlier, it was delayed due to unavoidable circumstances. Suriya himself involved and got it released with himself turning the presenter of the film. The film was directed by debutant Krishna, an associate of Gautam Menon.
Vaishnavi (Jyothika) is a village belle. However, she had modern thoughts and wanted to marry a boy after loving him. Her friends were able to marry the boys with whom they fall in love, but Vaishnavi could not get such an opportunity. Vaishnavi marries Gautham (Suriya) arranged by her father.
Though Gautham looked moody during the marriage, they married life goes off well and they had a daughter and they lead a love life in Mumbai. Gautham gets a job in a big car company, while Vaishnavi also goes for a job in a firm. One day, Gautham gets an insult from an engineer during a seminar, who calls him a mechanic.
Irked over the incident, he takes it a challenge and prepares an engine design which gives more mileage on Indian roads. Gautham gets an opportunity to give a demo in the US. While Gautham is away from home, Vaishnavi happens to see an old diary written by Gautham, through which she learns that her husband had already loved a girl called Aishwarya (Bhoomika), daughter of an MP (Costumes Krishna) when he was a student and also married her.
But Aish's father takes her away immediately after their marriage as he did not like the alliance. Aish's father sends her to Australia. After the failure in love and marriage, Gautham marries Vaishnavi. In the diary, Gautham writes that he could not spend at least one day with her.
Learning about this, Vaishnavi meets Aishwarya and invites her to their home. Vaishnavi, takes her daughter with her, leaving Aishwarya and Gautham alone to enjoy the day which he wanted. Though she leaves her home, she could not resist herself, as she could not even dream of her husband sharing the bed with some other.
She returns home, only to find a letter from Aishwarya that she could not stay not even for the whole day and spent only one hour in their home. In that one hour, she claims that 40 minutes passed off silently, 10 minutes for trying to convince Gautham to talk and in the remaining 10 minutes of talk Gautham talked only about Vaishnavi.
So, with a relieved feeling that her lover is in safe and lovely hand of Vaishnavi, Aishwarya left the place. With this the film ends on a happy note. As a whole, the film gives a message that love is not just a spontaneous feeling, but the understanding of two souls.
The performance by the three lead artistes is a highlight. The entire film revolves around Suriya, Jyothika and Bhoomika. However, Bhoomika walked away with honours with a brilliant performance, both as a lover and later as a rich girl, who takes the life very casually.
Jyothika's role had a scent of total sentiment and attachment towards her husband. Suriya also gave total justice to his character, which had different shades. His histrionics were the major plus point for the success of the film. Music my AR Rahman is another highlight.
All the songs were melodious and proved that Rahman is a master of music once again. The production values are good and some parts of the movie including a couple of songs were shot in beautiful locales in Canada.
Debutant director Krishna looked promising with this film and he has a bright future.
Dialogues by Shashank Vennelakanti are okay, while Veturi and