Chi La Sow

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Chi La Sow
Chi La Sow.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRahul Ravindran
Produced byAkkineni Nagarjuna
Jaswanth Nadipalli
Screenplay byRahul Ravindran
Ruhani Sharma
Music byPrashanth R Vihari
CinematographyM. Sukumar
Edited byChota K. Prasad
Siruni Cine Corporation
Annapurna Studios
Release date
  • 3 August 2018 (2018-08-03)[1]
Running time
155 minutes

Chi La Sow (transl. Bride-to-be) is a 2018 Indian-Telugu language romantic film directed by Rahul Ravindran. It features Sushanth and Ruhani Sharma in the lead roles which marks the latter's debut in Telugu. It is produced by Siruni Cine Corporation and presented by Annapurna Studios.[2]


Arjun (Sushanth) is an immature bachelor who does not want to get married. He proudly says that he is a fan of Salman Khan and devotee of Lord Hanuman. He is constantly pressured by his parents (Anu Hasan and Sanjay Swaroop) to get married, and his best friend Sujit (Vennela Kishore) joins with his parents to get married. However, Arjun's mom manages to agrees him on a decision. While in a conversation with Sujit he shares his dreams to fulfill at least before his marriage i.e he wants to own a sports car and go on a Europe trip alone and he fears to enter into marriage because he had failed in love at once.

Finally his mother set him up on a match making with a traditional girl named Anjali (Ruhani Sharma) at their home like a blind date on a night. Arjun confesses his disinterest on the match making. Then Anjali shows anger on him and bothers about her mother. Then Arjun asks about her mother then she tells her story.

After Anjali's father's death, her mother (Rohini) became depressed and it led to Bipolar disorder which makes her extremely emotional weather she was in happy or sad. Anjali stays along with her mother, her sister Anu (Vidyullekha Raman) and her grandmother, Anjali is the only bread earner to her family. Her maternal uncle(Jayaprakash) lives in Vijayawada knows their wellbeing regularly. Being rejected by various grooms because of her mother's disorder Anjali's mother depressed more tries to commit suicide on thinking that she became burden to her daughters. With a hard struggle Anjali stops her mother and decided accept the proposal whoever groom likes her.

After hearing this Arjun sympathizes with her. Later they talk about their interests and past match making experiences. Then Anjali waves good bye to Arjun and bothers again about her mother. Then Arjun consoled her later Anjali is about to leave Arjun stops her and wishes to meet her further. Then she denies his request and asks to say yes or no for the marriage. Then the confused Arjun says yes for the marriage. Then she denies his proposal because of his childish nature and immature thinking then she leaves him.

Meanwhile at Anjali's home her mother has been hospitalized due to Blood pressure, in a hurry all went to hospital forgot to unlock the door. Used this as a chance a delivery boy enters their home to steal randomly then suddenly the door has been locked. Meanwhile Anjali came to know her mother's condition she decides to go to hospital. Arjun drops her at the hospital in the process he forgot to get his phone . Then in hospital Anjali's family thinks the match has been successful. Then the situation is going out of hands Anjali warns Arjun to leave or else they may misunderstands him. Later Anjali want to go to her home to take the insurance card for paying hospital bills. No option left she has to take help of Arjun to drop her at home. After having dinner in a street food corner, they both went to Anjali's home. There the feared delivery boy attacks Arjun, making him lose his consciousness. While trying to escape Anjali caught him and started drubbing on him. Meanwhile Arjun regains consciousness and alerts the neighbours came to stop her suddenly the delivery boy tries to escape but the feared Anjali injured him on his head. Thinking that he has died both became feared for the coming circumstances.

Meanwhile the neighbours called the cops. Sub-Inspector(Rahul Ramakrishna) take them into custody. Later the S.I came to know that the delivery boy is a brother-in-law to one of his constable 402(Harish Koyalagundla). During interrogation Anjali tells the truth but Arjun reciprocates himself as the killer but he killed to protect her. After some comical circumstances SI came to know that the delivery boy is alive and escapes from the ambulance while on travel. He takes it as an advantage to make money out from this he demands bribe from them as conveyed it as murder. Then Arjun ready to give his entire savings of 12 lakhs which he saved to fulfill his dreams. Then suddenly the constable 402 entered the station happily declares his brother-in-law was alive and send them out. Feeling touched with his matured approach Anjali falls for Arjun.

Later they came back to hospital Anjali's grandmother became ill for not having proper sleep. Then Arjun went to Sujit's home to get an orange juice at midnight 2'oclock. Meanwhile the restless Sujit is trying hard to sleep after hearing a severe taunts by Arjun's mother. Then Arjun disturbs him and forces him to get the orange juice. Then in a comical circumstance he messed up with his lady neighbour Sujit successfully gets the orange juice. Meanwhile Anjali became disappointed for sudden disappearance of Arjun and having small talk with her grandmother Anjali decides to not be in emotional dependence on anybody.

Later Arjun comes with orange juice along with restless and distressed Sujit to the hospital. Their Anjali's uncle comes to a sudden visit to look his sister's condition. There he notices Arjun and meets him personally and shares Anjali's past. Anjali is an independent, confident and well matured girl. After her father death being the elder daughter she took the family responsibility at the age of 14 and started taking tuitions for lower grades. Her uncle cannot take their responsibility because of his financial position and he told her about his position. Then she faces the situation confidently and took it as positive. Later he was good in his position and ready to take their responsibility but Anjali politely denied his support and continues in their life. After hearing this Arjun started loving Anjali and he confidently decided to get married with Anjali.

Later Anjali's mother gains consciousness and all people visits her then she recognizes Arjun and feels happy after hearing the matrimonial match has fixed. Later in private she confess to Arjun that she won't become any burden to them and she will leave them after their marriage but Arjun stops her and makes her confident and says she was Anjali's strength and she was not a burden to him or his family.

Later Anjali became constoned to Arjun after seeing with her mother. After some comical elements at Anjali's home Anjali confess her feelings on him. Then Arjun proposes her for marriage Anjali accepts the proposal. Then Arjun takes her to the temple to get married immediately which became constoned by Anjali and tries to restrict him for his immediate decision but her inside she became happy to getting married. Finally in the temple they both got married.

Meanwhile in the hospital Sleepy Sujit had slept in ICU doctors thinks him as a patient started their treatment on him suddenly he wakes up and ran away from the hospital. After knowing the truth Arjun's parents became constoned and lost their consciousness because of Arjun's sudden and shocking decision. Later Arjun's and Anjali's families are happy for their decision and they married again and finally the film ends with Arjun started fulfilling his dreams along with his wife Anjali.



Music is composed by Prashanth R Vihari, all songs are penned by Kittu Vissapragada, except Mellaga Mellaga which was written by Sri Sai Kiran.[3]

Chi La Sow
Soundtrack album by
Prashanth R Vihari
LabelAditya Music
ProducerPrashanth R Vihari
Prashanth R Vihari chronology
Chi La Sow
Antariksham 9000 KMPH
Track list
1."Down Down"Kittu VissapragadaKala Bhairava, Ernest Abraham 
2."Mellaga Mellaga"Sri Sai KiranChinmayi 
3."Solo Solo"Kittu VissapragadaPrashanth R Vihari, Diwakar, Naresh Iyer 
4."Varshinche"Kittu VissapragadaAbhijit Rao, Ravi Prakash Chodimalla 
5."Chi La Sow"Kittu VissapragadaDiwakar, Chinmayi, Pranav Chaganty 


The New Indian Express rated 3/5 stating "The idea of a guy falling for and deciding to marry a girl in just the few hours that he spends with her might sound crazy".[4]

Times of India rated 3/5 stating "For those looking for entertainment as understood today, this may not be the film".[5]

India Today rated 3/5 stating "Chi La Sow is not a film that will impress you from the first frame. As the story progresses, you end up falling in love with the characters; you can't help it".[6]

Deccan Chronicle rated 3/5 stating "After trying his hand at a few commercial films, Sushanth tries a different role with this movie and does full justice to his character Arjun".[7]

The NEWS Minute stated "This is a clean movie that appeals to urban sensibilities, with a story panning out across one night".[8]

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref
2019 66th National Film Awards National Film Award for Best Original Screenplay Rahul Ravindran Won [9]
South Indian International Movie Awards Best Debut Actress Ruhani Sharma Nominated [10]
Best Comedian Vennela Kishore Nominated
Best Debut Director Rahul Ravindran Nominated


  1. ^ "Photos: Nagarjuna at Sushanth and Ruhani Sharma starrer Chi La Sow press meet". PinkVilla.
  2. ^ Kumar, Asha Kiran (7 July 2018). "Theatrical rights of 'Chi La Sow' acquired by Annapurna Studios in association with Siruni Cine Corporation". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Winds of Change- Chi La Sow Audio Review". Telugu360. 28 July 2018.
  4. ^ "'Chi La Sow' movie review: A feel-good romance". TheNewIndianExpress.
  5. ^ "CHI LA SOW MOVIE REVIEW". TimesofIndia.
  6. ^ "Chi La Sow Review: Rahul Ravindran gifts a cute rom-com". IndiaToday.
  7. ^ "Chi La Sow movie review: Love story with feel good vibes". DeccanChronicle. 7 August 2018.
  8. ^ "'Chi La Sow' review: This charming Rahul Ravindran film is much more than a rom-com". TheNEWSMinute.
  9. ^ "Chi La Sow wins Best Original Screenplay". Times of India. 9 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  10. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2019: Here's a complete list of nominees - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 18 August 2019.

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