Premam Movie (2015) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review


May 28, 2015
2hr 36min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Poster & Photos

Where to Watch Premam (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video
  • Premam marks Sai Pallavi’s debut as the lead after appearing as a junior artist.
  • The film was produced on a budget of ₹4 crore, the film was a commercial success grossing ₹76 crore. The film was included in The Hindu’s top 25 Malayalam movies of the decade and eventually attained cult status.
  • The film garnered awards and nominations in several categories, with particular praise for its direction, screenplay, Nivin and Pallavi’s performance, music, cinematography, and editing.
  • The first look of Premam was unveiled on 24 January 2015, which featured a simple title logo designed in the shape of a butterfly.
  • Premam was originally scheduled for a release on the occasion of Christmas (25 December 2014), however, following the post-production delays, the film was postponed to 13 February 2015, in order to coincide with the Valentine’s Day weekend. Anwar Rasheed later confirmed that the film will be released in March 2015, although the film was later pushed to April. In the end, the producers announced that the film will be released on 28 May 2015 in Kerala, and the following day in India, clashing with another Nivin Pauly-starrer film Ivide and Tamil film Massu Engira Masilamani. International Business Times called it one of the most awaited film of the year.
  • A & A Release distributed the film in India, which opened in 85 screens in Kerala alone on 28 May and outside the state, it released the following day in Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Gujarat, Hyderabad, Mysore, Vizag, Delhi, Mangalore, Manipal, Chennai and Goa. It became the first Malayalam film to be released in 43 screens in the UAE on 11 June. Great India Films distributed the film on 12 June in 25 locations in the United States. Indienwood distributed in the Europe, while Tricolor Entertainment released it on 11 June in Australia. Blue Planet Entertainment Ltd handled the release in the UK. Singapore Coliseum released the film in Singapore on 13 June.
  • The film had a theatrical run of 175 days in Kerala and over 300 days in Tamil Nadu.
  • The film was also remade in Telugu in 2016 with the same name.
  • At the 63rd Filmfare Awards South, Premam was nominated in seven categories, winning Best Female Debut (Sai Pallavi) and Best Male Playback Singer (Vijay Yesudas for “Malare”).
  • At the 5th South Indian International Movie Awards, it received fifteen nominations and won seven, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Music Director, Best Lyricist, and Best Male Playback Singer (Vijay Yesudas). Nivin and Sai Pallavi won the Best Actor Critics and Best Debut Actress awards.
  • At the 1st IIFA Utsavam, it received nine nominations and won four, including Best Performance in a Comic Role, Best Music Direction, Best Lyricist and Best Male Playback Singer.
  • Among other wins, the film received six Asianet Film Awards, six Vanitha Film Awards, three Asianet Comedy Awards, four Asiavision Awards and two CPC Cine Awards. But the movie was not considered by the Kerala State Film Awards, the official state film award given by the Government of Kerala.
  • Pallavi and Nivin’s performances were ranked by Film Companion amongst the 100 Greatest Performances of the Decade.


In June 2015, a pirated version of Premam appeared online. The copy had a watermark indicating that it was a “censor copy”, or a copy intended for censor board officials to review prior to the film’s release. The film’s producer, Anwar Rasheed, threatened to resign from Film Producers Association citing their lack of action after the leak was discovered. The police arrested three teenagers in connection with the case, believing them to be involved with film piracy groups. Later, cinema theatre owners protested against the piracy issue by shutting down the theatres.