Sailaja Reddy Alludu Review
Chaithu (Naga Chaitanya) is a simple and fun-loving guy who falls from head to heels with an Egoist girl, Anu (Anu Emmanuel). Anu who keeps him away initially later starts responds to him and they get engaged unexpectedly. The real twist in the story comes after Anu's Mother, Shailaja Reddy (Ramya Krishnan) selects another alliance for her. The rest of the story is all about what happens later in their love story.
Naga Chaitanya is seen in an energetic role in the film but then, to be honest, he is what he has been when he started a decade back - Very average. He can not elevate any scene and also his styling looks odd at places. Anu Emmanuel is far from being a star heroine. In Shailaja Reddy Alludu, for the most part she has just one expression and just cannot pull off any emotional scenes. Vennela Kishore is superb with his act even though his parts are not written well. Naresh and Murali Sharma are good.
Shailaja Reddy Alludu is an old concept, but when written well it can still be a good entertainer. But then, Maruthi failed badly. The script is not written well and there is no enough comedy as well. The characterizations are half-baked and underwritten. The comedy works here and there but that is more due to Vennela Kishore performance rather than Maruthi's writing. Camera work by Nizar Shafi is okay. The songs by Gopi Sundar have been well shot and a few are quite good. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara could have been a lot better. Some scenes in both the halves have to be trimmed. Production Values are excellent.
Finally, Senseless scenes, silly comedy, forced emotions and utterly weak performance from the lead pair are the major issues with Shailaja Reddy Alludu. It is still a one time watch may be due to the presence of Ramya Krishna and Vennela Kishore.
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