What does prem mayee mean? I dont know. What was the director trying to say with this film? I really want to know. Wait, i dont want to know.
" sakhi re prem mayee rajni,aankhon mein swapn bani prem mayee rajni". These are some lines from a song which an about to be married woman sings to her two female friends. One is Shreya Narayan studying to join IAS. The other is a proud bad girl Chitrashi Rawat. Shreya is in love with Chandrachur Singh. Yes, he is also a college student. Well, when Aamir Khan can play a college student at this age why cant Chandrachur 'maachis' Singh. Heck, even Manoj Kumar was a college student in Clerk.
The film explores the institution of marriage and relationship in which the director has painted the man black and the woman white thus making it a futile attempt in the first place. Marriage is best explored in the greys (not the 50 shades one).
Halfway into the film i got to know that it is set in Vadodara and by the end of it i couldn't figure out if Chandrachur Singh was more irritating or his character.
There's also Sanjay Suri being dropped into the story mid way that gives rise to a surreal scene in which the he and Shreya land up at a magical looking jharna in the jungle where they spend a night and our heroine does her singing and dancing routine. Wait, forgot to add that they were chasing terrorists just before this scene.
Chandrachur makes a laugh out loud fool of himself whiles Shreya Narayan shatters the lustful image i had of her in saheb biwi aur gangster. The only actor who keeps her sanity intact is Chitrashi Rawat.
Word of mouth - prem mayee is boring, bland and worthy of staying in the cans.
Rating - 1.5 (bad)
Ticket meter - not worth it!view less