Akkineni Naga Chaitanya’s romantic family entertainer, Shailaja Reddy Alludu, has generated curiosity among the audience with its promising promos. Directed by Maruthi, the film has hit the screens today. Let’s see whether it impresses us or not.
Chaitu (Naga Chaitanya) is fed up with his father’s (Murali Sharma) egoistic character develops a positive attitude and friendly go nature with the people around. To his bad luck, he falls for an egoistic girl called Anu (Anu Emmanuel) at the very first sight. After repeat attempts , Chay wins her heart and when everything is set for their marriage here comes a twist in the tale in the form of Anu’s mother Sailaja Reddy (Ramya Krishna). Who is Sailaja Reddy? What is her background? Is everything go well between the mother and daughter? How will Chay handle the situations and finally reunite the family and becomes Sailaja Reddy’s Alludu? This forms the rest of the story.
Naga Chaitanya’s screen presence and lively performance are a major asset for the film. There is a lot of improvement in his acting and he performed a few emotional scenes with extreme ease. Heroine Anu Emmanuel is beautiful and gave a decent performance as a modern girl who has egoistic shades. Not to forget, Ramya Krishna is a main pillar for the film as she did cent percent justice to her role as a dominating and commanding lady. Murali Sharma is good in his role. Thirty Years Prudhvi’s comedy failed to evoke good laughs as it has no freshness in it. Coming to direction, director Maruthi, who has an impressive track record in handling comedy has failed in his comfort zone. Though the film has a lot of scope for healthy entertainment, surprising Maruthi disappointed with his flat narration. The first half of the film runs on a decent note with a few fun episodes. But once after the film shifts to village backdrop in the latter half, not even a single scene and hardly any emotion connects to the audience. Songs are visually good.
Chay- Anu Emmanuel’s pair
Naga Chaitanya’s screen presence
Lack of proper characterizations
No proper drama
All in all, Sailaja Reddy Alludu is a modern age Atha-Alludu family drama which falls short of expectations. Though Chay’s screen presence and a few love scenes between the lead pair are good, lack of proper character establishment and flat narration makes it a disappointing outing from Maruthi.
Netiap.com Rating : 2.75/ 5
Reviewed by Netiap Team