Cast: Naga Shaurya, Rashmika Mandanna, Naresh, Sathya & others
Banner: Ira Creations
Music: Mahati Swara Sagar
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Cinematography: Sai Sriram
Producer: Usha Mulpuri
Writer-Director: Venky Kudumula
‘Chalo’- young hero Naga Shaurya’s belief in this script made him produce this film by turning into a producer. Debutant writer-director Venky Kudumula’s speech in Chalo pre-release event increased the expectations bar to a new high. Well, the belief of these two have come out in a good shape or not is revealed in the following review.
Hari (Naga Shaurya)- an engineering student who loves and always keen to indulge in fights all the time as he believes it is the only one which gives him happiness in life. To change his son’s behaviour, Hari’s father (Naresh) sketches a plan to send his son to a village called Thirruppuram.
This village lies on the border of Andhra Pradesh & Tamil Nadu states and the people in this village got bifurcated into Telugu & Tamil groups since 1953. These two groups became arch rivals from the day of bifurcation.
At this juncture, Hari falls in love with Karthika (Rashmika Mandanna) and she happens to be the girl from Thirruppuram. This love pushes him into the troubles. What are the troubles that hero faced in that village? Did he finally become successful in love or not? These questions get answers in the movie.
Actors & Performances:
Naga Shaurya: He did an impressive job in the film. Except for a few dance moments, he completely justifies the role with an impeccable ease.
Rashmika Mandanna: She got a huge fan following among Telugu audience even before her debut in Telugu. She impressed here and there with her acting skills. In the glamour aspect, she scored 9 out of 10.
Naresh: One more stereotype father role in the mainstream commercial film. Well, he marked his presence with his attractive acting.
Sathya: He turned out as the man of the scene in some hilarious comedy scenes. His full-fledged role along with Naga Shaurya pushes the audience into a laugh-riot.
Vennela Kishore: He portrayed a small yet striking role in the second half. He gave his best to the role.
Remaining artists did their best to their roles.
Debutante director Venky Kudumula needs to be appreciated firstly for his dialogues and especially his writing for comedy portions is simply superb. Venky Kudumula’s guruji Trivikram’s effect will be clearly seen in some of his dialogues.
When it comes to the story, Chalo story has got a normal and routine base. But, it got laced with entertaining & Tamil-Telugu concept made the whole story to look as a fresh one. He dealt the first half in an entertaining mode and audience will definitely like the first hour of the film.
Well, the actual problem for story & director starts in the second half. Frankly, the story falls out flat right from the start of second half. Director failed to engage the audience in the second part and even the climax was also very loosely stitched.
The weak second half and lightweight climax turn out as the major hurdles for Chalo. Otherwise, it got the huge chance of becoming a blockbuster. If the entertainment from Vennela Kishore clicks with the audience then above said hurdles effect may become less.
Music from Mahati Swara Sagar is good and the best one among them is obviously “Choosi Chudangane”. The cinematography from Sai Sriram is very nice.
+ Naga Shaurya
+ First Half
- Second Half
Second Half Turns Out As Villain to Chalo Movie.
Review by Sandeep.