Director: Venky Kudumula
Behind the Screens:
Naga Shourya who has hit a lean patch with duds like ‘Oka Manasu’ will be hoping to revive his winning habit. He is one young actor who has got a reasonable impression in female and family audience but is not getting that much-needed hit to steady his career. He has pinned all the hopes on his new film, Chalo. Let us see how the movie has fared with the audience.
Hari ( Naga Shourya) is a hot-headed youth who is always after fights. He moves to a town called Tirupuram for studies and falls in love with a girl Karthika (Rashmika) there. But then, their love story is entangled between the egos of two villages. Tirupuram is actually divided into half during the bifurcation of AP and Tamil Nadu in 1953. Tamilians live on one side and Telugu people on the other side and they do not see eye to eye. The rest is all about how the problem of the villages is solved and the love flourishes.
Naga Shourya is seen in an energetic role and seems to have improved a lot. He shouldered the entire film. Rashmika is an instant hit in her debut film. She performed really well. Naresh is natural as hero’s father. Viva Harsha, Satya, Vennela Kishore, Praveen, and others have done some very good comedy. Vennela Kishore, in fact, is the major highlight of the otherwise an average second half. Others are okay.
Newcomer Venky Kudumula has done a good job with his first film. There is an air of freshness in this love story even though it is predictable. The narration is the heart of the film and the dialogues deserve a special mention. Sagar Mahathi’s music is an asset to the film. Chusi Chudangane will live for some time. Background Score is also appealing. Sai Sriram’s camera work is good and editing is okay. Production Values are good.
The first half of the film is very funny with the last 30 minutes or so having a couple of interesting twists. Satya’s comedy helps the first half big time. The second half starts on a slow note but then Vennela Kishore as Param saved it with some good comedy scenes. The climax could have been better. Finally, the movie is enjoyable as a whole with some good entertainment content throughout.
Chalo is an Enjoyable Comedy Entertainer
Cast: Naga Shourya, Rashmika, Vennela Kishore, Satya, Naresh, and Others
Writing and Direction: Venky Kudumula
Producer: Usha Mulpuri
Music: Sagar Mahathi
Cinematographer: Sai Sriram
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao – Thammiraju
Banner: Ira Creations
Release Date: February 2nd, 2018