Director: Venky Kudumula
Cast: Naga Shaurya, Rashmika Mandanna
Producer: Usha Malpuri
Release Date: February 02, 2018
Naga Shaurya had been missing something badly in his movies all these days. Be it “Lakshmi Rave Maa Intiki”, “Jadoogadu”, “Abbayitho Ammayi”, “Kalyana Vaibhogame”, “Oka Manasu” or “Nee Jathaleka”. When 70% of the movies in an actor’s career are getting flopped at the box office, there should be serious introspection on where the fault is. It turned out that this young hero had identified that mistake and became producer for this movie to set things right. Let’s find out whether his judgment became true or not.
Hari (Naga Shaurya), an engineering student, loves getting into fights even though it is not related to him. Frustrated with his attitude, his father (Naresh) sends him to Tiruppuram, a village located in Andhra-Tamilnadu border, where there is age old rivalry between Telugu and Tamil people.
Hari joins Tiruppuram Engineering College, where he falls in love with Karthika (Rashmika), daughter of Tamil community head, Veeramutthu (Mime Gopi). In order to win his love, Hari is given a task to unite both Telugu and Tamil groups. Can Hari, who always love to get into fights, turn into peacemaker for the sake of his love? Is what the remaining story is about.
Debutant director Venky Kudumula narrated the routine love story of lead pair belonging to two rival families in entertaining way. Naga Shourya's hard work is clearly visible on the screen both as an actor and producer of the movie.
First half starts by revealing the hero characterization and shows his love for fights and brawls. Later Shaurya is sent to Tiruppuram and enrolls in a college there where love track Rashmika is established and also other comedy characters such as Sathya, Viva Harsha, Praveen, Raghu Babu, Posani come into picture and entertain the audience in their own wicked ways.
Soon grudges between Telugu, Tamil groups are shown and interval pops up with Shaurya crammed between these two rival groups. Second Half could not carry the same graph as First half and loses its tempo. The movie also reminds you of many movies such as S/o Sathyamurthy and Peddarikam. When things are going south, Vennela Kishore makes an entry and provides much need relief to the audience. However, the film again falls back and ends with senseless climax.
Overall, Chalo is a simple movie that is told in entertaining way. This movie will definitely bring Naga Shourya back to the game. Even though predictability and bad second half may play spoilsport, this movie is much better than “Touch Chesiu Chudu”. Since “Touch Chesi Chudu” had been getting negative reviews from all sides, this movie will try to cash-in that opportunity.
Result: Decent Entertainer