X=Prem Review: Srijit Mukherji directed a fresh love story sets in a black and white backdrop is a treat to watch | Newmoviereviews

X=(equals)Prem Review: Brilliant Performances by Shruti Das and Arjun Chakrabarty

Movie: X=Prem

Director: Srijit Mukherji

X=Prem  Cast: 

Shruti Das, Madhurima Basak, Arjun Chakrabarty, Anindya Sengupta

X=Prem Movie Release Date:

The movie was released in theatres on 3rd June 2022 & will be streaming on Hoichoi on 15th July 2022.

X=Prem Movie Review: Story

Khilat (Anindya Sengupta) and Joyee (Shruti Das) a happy couple were enjoying life to the fullest until they met with an accident. Khilat lost 10 years of his memory including his educational, and professional life, his relationship with Joyee & the time they spent together.

Joyee tried everything from her side to bring Khilat’s memory back but looked like her efforts were not enough as Khilat had not improved. Finding no solution for this Joyee Khilat decided to take help from a doctor, who suggests a memory transplant.

Arnab (Arjun Chakrabarty) is married to Aditi (Madhurima Basak) but he is unable to forget Joyee whom he loved from his college days & still stalks her. Aditi knows all these about her husband but she is unable to leave Arnab.

Will Khilat get his memory back? Will Khilat and Joyee get back to their old happy days again? You can get these answers after watching X=Prem.

X=Prem Movie Review: Performances & Analysis

Shruti Das’s character as Joyee has already won the hearts of many audiences. It will definitely be considered one of the most eye-catching and outstanding performances by a female lead in recent times in Bengali cinema.

Looks like Arjun Chakrabarty is finally shaping himself as one of the most consistent performers in the Industry. Just when X=Prem started giving a feeling of another ordinary love story his appearance added the kind of energy needed for the film.

You can see some of his praiseworthy performances in movies like Love aaj kal porshu, Guptodhoner sandhane, Byomkesh gotro, Avijatrik, and web series like Mukti, Bonyo premer golpo 2, Mahabharat murders, Murder in the hills, and Byomkesh season 7.

Madhurima Basak as Aditi was convincing and we would love to see her in more films but Anindya Sengupta failed to leave a mark with his character as Khilat.

Srijit Mukherji directorial previous movie Kakababur Protyaborton was certainly not up to the mark but we have to give him full marks for X=Prem. The way he executed the college days, and the romantic scenes deserve a lot of appreciation.

A stretched and slow first half can give you a feeling of boredom but once Arjun Chakrabarty and Madhurima Basak appeared you will love to be hooked to your seats. 

A few solid performances from the lead pairs, Srijit Mukherji’s direction, & music by Sanai are the highlights of X=Prem. Shreya Ghoshal’s melodious Bhalobashar Morshum will be in the loop for many people for quite some time.

Final Words

X=Prem, a fresh love story sets in a black and white backdrop is a treat to watch. We can ignore the little flaws like the predictable climax and a slow and stretched first half.

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