With Venky Kudumula directorial Chalo’s release, which was preceded with a certain interest generated from its chartbuster album and impressive teaser trailers, actor Naga Shaurya and his family venture into film production.
Hari (Naga Shaurya) is one who always loves to be in Tom and Jerry-like quarrels and fights to serve his own ego. Fed up with Hari’s behaviour, his parents shift him from Hyderabad to a village called Thiruppuram for studies. The village, which is situated on the borders of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, is divided into Telugu and Tamil colonies due to clashes between residents there. What happens when Hari falls in love with a Tamil girl Kartheeka (Rashmika Mandanna) forms the crux of the story.
Though Chalo’s plot appears quite familiar, Kudumula makes it an interesting fare by incorporating comedy tracks. The director runs the first half in the backdrop of the college scenes interspersed with comedy from Satya, Viva Harsha and gang. The second half too has some good comedy by Vennela Kishore. The comedy scenes get good support with dialogues penned by Venky.
One striking aspect is the way in which even the serious episodes are presented in a comic way. However, a flashback gets a bit tedious.
Naga Shaurya looks his usual best while the female lead Rashmika captures the attention of the audience with her acting prowess. Among comedians, Satya and Vennela Kishore steal the show with their impeccable histrionics and timing.
Music by Mahati Swara Sagar is engrossing and the song sequences slip in perfectly without affecting the narration. Editing and cinematography get full marks while the production values by Ira Creations are another plus.