With the advent of new set of writers, Telugu cinema seems to have been gaining the knack of writing engaging love stories. Breaking the regular formulaic and lame love content, ‘Chusi Chudangane’ with a bunch of young actors gives a refreshing experience.
Like most of the students, Siddu (Siva Kandukuri) gets pushed into engineering stream by his parents. As he gets to meet new friends, Siddu falls in love with his classmate Aishwarya (Malavika Satheesan) who doesn’t take her relationship seriously. Eventually, she decides to part her ways with Siddu. The innocent Siddu, slips into depression over the heartbreak. He flunks in Mechanical Engineering and finally finds his passion in photography while most of his friends happily fly to the USA for Masters.
Although Siddu seems to be content as wedding photographer, the societal pressure and his mom’s unhappiness continues to haunt Siddu. And this is when the ‘cute meet’ happens when he gets attracted to a girl Shruti, played by actor (Varsha Bollamma). Thye meet during a wedding shoot. Shruti is a happy-go-lucky girl who doesn’t plan for future rather she is someone who loves to enjoy whatever she has in the present moment. A passionate singer, Shruti is a drummer in band and simultaneously looks for a break as a music director in the mainstream cinema.
Although the first half seems to be a routine boy-meets girl love track, the screenwriting adds flavour to the overall theme. As both get closer with every meeting, new twists unravel in their relationship. Siddu gets to know that Shruti had been seeing him since the college days when he had actually fallen in love with Aishwarya. Another twist in the love sequence comes when, much to his shock, Siddu gets invited by Shruti to meet her boyfriend Virat Kohli (not the cricketer). Will he be able to win his girl in the end is what second hallf is all about.
Venkatesh Kakamanu as Siddu’s friend, has impressed with his comedy timing. Both Siva Kandukuri and Varsha, debutants with this movie, have played their bit in uplifting the story. Young debutant director Sesha Sindhu Rao has scored brownie point as she manages to create a believable and engaging love story.
Music from Gopi Sundar has elevated the film by giving it a soul. After hit movies such as ‘Pelli Chupulu’ and ‘Mental Madhilo’, producer Raj Kandukuri’s risk in investing on young team appears to have paid off. Other characters include Pavitra Lokesh, Anish Kuruvilla, Gururaj Manepalli and Rajesh Khanna.