The strength of 'Premalo Padithe' lies in the climax: Here suspense is neatly unravelled and a love story develops into an immortal affair. This is a film where two underdogs are at the receiving end of circumstances. The villains of the piece comprise of an alliance of police-politician-capitalist troika, at the other end of the spectrum are Venu (Sri) and Jyothi (Urmila Mahantha), two poverty-stricken youngsters.Their lives are shattered by the actions of a lecherous Intermediate student, who doesn't know that they exist on earth.
Venu works for an idli maker, who eats and sleeps by the roadside. There is Jyothi, who is a domestic servant in an upscale gated community household. An orphan, Venu sees in Jyothi, a soft-spoken, shy girl, a mother. He soon falls in love with her.
Even as he trembles at the thought of talking to her, there is an unsavoury story unfolding somewhere and the daughter of Jyothi's owner is at the centre of this story. Aarthi (Manisha Yadav) has been befriended by Nitesh (Mithun Murali), a spoilt rich son. After initial reluctance, Aarthi falls into Nitesh's trap and before she realizes, she has gone on an outing with him. When she comes to know of his true colours, she tries hard to get rid of him. But that is not to be easy.
Herein lies the crux of the story. The climax is about how an action of Nitish triggers a set of incidents that are a hard-hitting commentary on
01:54 PM, May 16, 2012