National Award winning director G Neelakanta Reddy's last venture Virodhi was a critically acclaimed and also bagged a few awards, but it did an average business at the Box Office. Now, the director is back with his latest movie Chammak Challo starring Varun Sandesh, Sanchita Padukone and Catherine Tresa in leads, is a beautiful love story, but its dragging narration may kill your interest.
Chammak Challo is a romance drama with lot of commercial elements. Varun Sandesh's performance is the major attraction in the film. Kiran Varanasi's music, Ranganath Gogineni's beautiful picturisation, Neelakanta Reddy's script and Bramhaji's comedy timing are its other highlights. But its one big drawback is its slow-paced narration, which will mar the interest of the viewers.
The title cards rolling with all famous love story scenes at background looks an interesting idea and it sets the mood to enjoy the romance drive. The first few minutes in the first half, which has three romantic songs, are quite interesting with Varun's introduction, Brahmaji's comedy, but this interest does not last long as the romantic moments between Varun and Sanchita turns disgusting journey for the viewers.
After the interval bang, the story shifts to Bangalore, where Varun finds a job. Vennela Kishore tickles your funny bones in the second half, but that is not enough to bring back viewers' lost interest as the slow narration continues in the second hour too. There are some scenes like Varun chasing Catherine and Varun-Sanchita fight, which look silly and one can not stop asking whether these scenes are directed by a National Award winning director like G Neelakanta Reddy.
Kishore (Srinivas Avasarala) is a wannabe filmmaker, who is on a look out for a fresh story. Professor Apparao Aggarwal (Shayaji Shinde) lets him know about the love story of Shyam (Varun Sandesh) and Anshu (Sanchitha Padukone), who get engaged later. But hell breaks loose when Shyam falls in love with Sunaina. What happens next will form the crux of the story.
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