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Shailaja Reddy Alludu Movie Review


Rating: 2.25/5
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Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Anu Emmanuel, Ramya Krishna, Murali Sharma, Naresh, Vennela Kishore, Prudhvi and others
Music: Gopi Sundar
Cinematography: Nizar Shafi
Editor: Kotagiri
Art Director: Raveendar
Producer: Naga Vamsi
Written and directed by: Maruthi

Naga Chaitanya and Maruthi teamed up for ‘Shailaja Reddy Alludu’ which looks promising as commercial entertainer. The movie released today on the eve of Vinayaka Chavithi. Let’s see how the movie fared…


Chaitanya (Naga Chaitanya) is the son of an egoistic father, Rao (Murali Sharma) who cannot control his ego even for his daughter’s marriage. Chaitu falls for Anu (Anu Emmanuel) in the first sight and even though he knows she is egoistic, decides to follow her and successfully makes her fall in love with him.

His father likes her and announces their engagement without taking consent of her parents due to an ego issue. Now, Shailaja Reddy (Ramyakrishnan) enters into the scene and she is the mother of Anu who is also egoistic. Now, how will Chaitu solve the issue and win his love, forms the rest of the story …


Naga Chaitanya looks and styling in the movie are best in recent times. His dancing and dialogue delivery are also good. But in few scenes his expressions are not in sync with the scene requirement.

Anu Emmanuel wore sarees throughout the film and looked pretty. Even though she had a good character, she couldn’t pull it off convincingly. Ramyakrishnan wasn’t used well enough. She could have added so much X-factor to the film but she wasn’t given enough material.

All others like Naresh, Venu, Getup Sreenu, Pridhvi are wasted. Vennela Kishore could bring some decent laughs.


Nizar Shafi visuals with the lighting is rich enough there is no visual aide to the scenes from his side. Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao editing, the cut looks completely clueless.

Gopi Sundar Music isn’t bad. While few songs are nicely composed. He gives one good album and then rides on that wave.

Maruthi Dasari has become that complacent  story teller. Whatever the movie might be I will make what I know. I will do it the way my previous film was done even if the story is quite different and actors are different. He is not thinking about the characters and how should their behaviour be consistent from scene to scene.

The three main characters are written so weakly that their interactions between them feel boring and lacklustre. Naga Chaitanya, Ramyakrishnan and others are putting in their efforts but Maruthi did not give them enough scope to really connect with the emotions between them. He made a lethargic effort in writing and executing the film. This is not a worthy one for his talent and stature.



Naga Chaitanya’s looks

Anu Emmanuel’s oomph factor




Senseless direction


‘Ego’ as the main theme but was unable to produce hilarious moments in this attempt. Director Maruthi has fallen prey for formulaic writing and pointless exaggeration of simple plot. His writing lacks any freshness and his execution is even worse in this film. He doesn’t seem to have any knowledge on how to really make a film out of his screenplay, surprisingly when you watch this movie. A very bad and complacent attempt from a talented director like him. Overall, Low dosage of Maruthi-mark entertainer proves costly.