Pretham movie review by Vineeth Sreenivasan
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Malayalam actor Jayasurya's latest movie "Pretham" has been garnering positive response from the audience and celebrities after its release on Aug. 12. Adding to the league of many movie-goers, filmmaker, singer and actor Vineeth Sreenivasan is all praise for the Ranjith Sankar-directed film.

Describing the Jayasurya starrer as full of entertainment, Vineeth calls Ranjith as a mentalist for understanding the audience well. "Pretham is full on entertainment. Not a single dull moment in the film. Entire cast did an amazing job. Jayetta, ur performance was so controlled and so detailed, u nailed it.. And Ranjith Etta, u understand the audience mind so well, I have to say u r the real mentalist!! [sic]," the "Jacobinte Swargarajyam" director posted on his Facebook page.

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The horror comedy entertainer, which also stars Aju Varghese, Govind Padmasoorya and Sharafudheen in the lead roles, has been performing well at the Kerala box office. The movie is said to have grossed a total collection of Rs. 4.24 crore within five days of its release. 

The movie is being narrated in an haunted sea-side resort owned by Denny Kokkan, Priyalal and Shibu, who bought the property using the all the money they had. After noticing few paranormal activities, the trio is being introduced to mentalist John Don Bosco by the parish priest. How Jayasurya's character finds the reason behind the unusual events happening in the resort form the gist of the horror movie.

Compared to the usual horror thrillers the Kerala audience are familiar with, "Pretham" seems is different as the makers have given more importance for humour elements in it. The movie marks the third association of Jayasurya and Ranjith after the superhits "Punyalan Agarbathis" and "Su Su Sudhi Vathmeekam." The film is also being bankrolled by the actor-director duo under the banner of Dreams N Beyond.