Friday Feb 02, 2018
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Review: Chalo

Actors : Naga Shourya, Rashmika Mandanna, Vennela Kishore, Satya and others

Director: Venky Kudumula

Music: Sagar Mahati

Producer: Usha Mulpuri

Reviewed By : Team CG

Naga Shourya is back again with an entertainer this time and his Chalo has opened to some decent advance bookings already in the Telugu speaking states. The movie managed to create some interest with its plot and its promotional content and the unit is expecting nothing but a hit out of the movie. Has the film managed to strike a chord? Let’s find out.


Story of the film is evident from the teasers and trailers of the film and as shown, the main plot revolves around the story of two villages separated for a while due to clashes. How the hero gets to come to the area, how he falls in love with the heroine, how she links to the clash of the villages and how the hero emerges out winning his love, thus solving the issue forms the rest of the story.


Naga Shourya has improved a lot with his antics and he’s delivered a decent performance in Chalo. However, much may be expected to be getting to the next level as his emotions fall flat in few sequences. Rashmika Mandanna is good as the female lead and performs her role well. Satya and Vennela Kishore lead the entertainment pack and they do their parts hilariously well. Rest of the crew is adequate.

Songs and Background Music:

Songs of the film are good and are pleasing to watch on screen as well. Sagar Mahati scores well with the songs while his background score might still need some improvement. Whilst decent, the background score could still have been better.

Direction, Screenplay and Dialogues

Venky Kudumula chose a wafer thin storyline and has cleverly weaved his screenplay including the entertainment angle every now and then. Though the film never offers variety in story telling or screenplay, it is the entertainment part that keeps the movie going and never lets the graph down. While Satya provides entertainment in the first half, Vennela Kishore carries it forward in the second and the film can be termed as a laugh riot. Dialogues are good and some one-lines evoke superb fun.


Cinematography is good considering the budget of the film and the proceedings look good on screen. The village backdrop also has been showcased well while the songs look good.

Technical Values:

Production values are good in the film and the village setup and atmosphere has been created very well. The college scenes and the attributes also support the proceedings and costumes of the lead pair are decent though a better job could have been done with Rashmika’s costumes.


Overall, logic kept aside, Chalo is a laugh fest and entertains you for the most part. Comedy is the only thing you should look out for in the movie as the storyline is waferthin and has nothing much on offer. Irrespective of the two halves, comedy keeps you going through out the movie and makes a good watch for the weekend.


Watch it.

Tag line:

Chalo gets going.

Rating : 3/5


Our prediction:

AP/TG audience                   :           Hit

US/ROW                               :           Blockbuster



0 – Stay Away at any cost

1 – Stay Away

2 – Watch at your discretion

3 – You may watch it

4 - Do not miss it

5 – You’ll miss a lot if you don’t watch it

NA – Not rating this genre.

The fractions are an indication to whether the movie is closer to the better side or the bad.

P.S: This review is the view of the reviewer only and is not meant to drive/stop people watching the film. Please watch the movie only in theatres.

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