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After the overwhelming response garnered for the trailer and promo videos, the Akkineni Naga Chaitanya & Anu Emmanuel starrer, Shailaja Reddy Alludu has hit screens on the occasion of Vinayaka Chaturthi. In what promises to be a tale of ego clash between 3 characters, Shailaja Reddy Alludu is said to have all the ingredients to classify itself as a neat family entertainer. Let's find out what the movie has in the offering.
Chaitu (Naga Chaitanya) is a son of a rich entrepreneur who is a representation of ego and attitude. Chaitu on the other hand, falls in love with Anu (Anu Emmanuel) who is a replica of Chaitu's father as the swanky beautiful lady is another ego filled character. Chaitu gets in constant quest of impressing his lovely lady with the assistance of Chary (Vennela Kishore) where he finally scores well by impressing her. Chaitu's father gives a nod to the wedding in order to satiate his ego thirst which goes by without getting a consent or providing an information to Anu's mother, Shailaja Reddy(Ramyakrishnan).
The story is simple and convening at the word go, however, the execution is not so flattering. The ego clashes between main characters seem a bit exaggerated and unnecessary at many instances. Director Maruthi's main strength is the comedy track which he excels in general. It is in Shailaja Reddy Alludu, where he seems to have lost the grip and appears to head haywire. The comedy neither works nor the emotion. A lot of Atta-Alludu movies have come and conquered in the past, as the template invites such a response. Shailaja Reddy Alludu could have joined that bandwagon if better care was taken.
Going by the title of the movie, Atta's (Shailaja) characterization was expected to be prevailing while Alludu's (Chaitu) character to come out winning over Atta in a diligent manner. None seems to happen over the entire course of movie.
Music by Gopi Sunder is alright and is a decent fit in the overall movie. Rest of the crew is adequate without troubling the critics much or enabling audience to speak about them.
Ramya Krishnan should have stood as a highlight of the movie for her supposed characterization as Shailaja Reddy. Thanks to an exhausted sketch and a not so powerful appeal, she doesn't score much as expected. Naga Chaitanya is good but not the best. Anu Emmanuel appears as a glam doll rendering some bright moments on screen, without creating much impact with her performance. Venella Kishore is just okay as comedy writing just works in parts and not in the overall flow.
Shailaja Reddy Alludu isn't an expected fun-filled cat-mouse kind of movie which keeps the audience ticking. It often checks the patience and thus, ends up as a mediocre experience.