Shailaja Reddy Alludu

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Shailaja Reddy Alludu
Sailaja Reddy Alludu.jpg
Shailaja Reddy Alludu Poster
Directed byMaruthi Dasari
Written byMaruthi Dasari
Produced by
Starring
CinematographyNizar Shafi
Edited byKotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Music byGopi Sundar
Production
company
Release date
  • 13 September 2018 (2018-09-13)[1]
Running time
140 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu
Box officeest. ₹25 crore[2]

Shailaja Reddy Alludu (transl. Shailaja Reddy's son-in-law) is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film written and directed by Maruthi Dasari, produced by S. Radha Krishna, Naga Vamsi S, PDV Prasad under the banner of Sithara Entertainments. It stars Naga Chaitanya, Anu Emmanuel and Ramya Krishna while Naresh, Murali Sharma, and Vennela Kishore appear in supporting roles. The music was composed by Gopi Sundar with cinematography done by Nizar Shafi and editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao. The film released worldwide on 13 September 2018.[3]

Plot[edit]

Chaitu Gaadu (Naga Chaitanya) and Anu Reddy (Anu Emmanuel) fall in love but are faced with the problem of convincing Anu's mother Shailaja Reddy (Ramya Krishna), a domineering woman who is determined to find a doctor as her son-in-law. Anu and her mother Shailaja haven't talked for 5 years over a problem, Anu's mom wanted her to become a doctor ,to which Anu declined as she wanted to pursue arts. Anu's mom then decided to marry her to a doctor but she declined that too. For 5 years they have been talking via Manikyam. Chaitanya's father has a very high ego. When he learned that his son likes Anu, surprisingly he agreed to make her his daughter-in-law and engaged them without Shailaja's permission.When Anu's uncle found out he took her from there and Anu asked him to promise not to tell her mom.Then rest of the story follows how Chaitu convinced Shailaja to make him her Son-in-law

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

At first the film was scheduled to release on 30 August 2018 and later postponed due to 2018 Kerala floods.[4] It was re-scheduled to release on 13 September 2018.[5]

Soundtrack[edit]

Sailaja Reddy Alludu
Soundtrack album by
Released19 August 2018 (2018-08-19)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length23:15
LanguageTelugu
LabelAditya Music
Gopi Sundar chronology
Geetha Govindam
(2018)
Sailaja Reddy Alludu
(2018)
Amala
(2018)
External audio
audio icon Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

Music of the film was composed by Gopi Sundar and the audio was released through Aditya Music label.

No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Anu Baby"Krishna Kanth (K.K)Anudeep Dev4:20
2."Sailaja Reddy Alludu Choode"Kasarla ShyamSatyavathi (Mangli)3:15
3."Egiregire"Krishna Kanth (K.K)Sid Sriram, Lipsika3:10
4."Gold Rangu Pilla"Sri ManiAnurag Kulkarni, Ramya Behera, Mohana Bhogaraju, M Haripriya3:43
5."Pelli Pandhiri"Sirivennela Seetharama SastryVijay Yesudas4:41
6."Thanu Vethikina"Sirivennela Seetharama SastrySatya Yamini4:04
Total length:23:15

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Shailaja Reddy Alludu, on the opening day it collected a total gross of 13.16 Crores and a share of 8.18 Crores worldwide.[6] In the four day extended first weekend, movie collected a total gross of 28.29 Crores and a share of 17.25 Crores worldwide.[7]

In the first weekend Shailaja Reddy Alludu beats movies like Manmarziyaan and Seema Raja in the overseas market by collecting a total gross of 2.95 Crores, and collected 2.60 Crores in United States, 6.54 Lakhs in United Kingdom, 27.11 Lakhs in Australia and 1.71 Lakhs in New Zealand respectively.[8]

Critical reception[edit]

The Times of India gave 3 out of 5 stars stating "Some preaching, some family drama, some humour and Shailaja Reddy Alludu plays safe for a festive release".[9] IndiaGlitz gave 3 out of 5 stars stating "'Shailaja Reddy Alludu' is a formula-driven story. Maruthi gets able actors and technicians on board. With some better drive and gravitas, this one would have been far better".[10] Behindwoods gave 2.75 out of 5 stars stating "Overlooking certain minor glitches and a predictable screenplay, Shailaja Reddy Alludu is worth a watch for its feel-good and fun elements!".[11] Hindustan Times gave 2 out of 5 stars stating "Shailaja Reddy Alludu is a commercial entertainer and the same old formula of a sincere son-in-law who helps his lady love’s family is presented well. However, don’t go expecting anything beyond the film says it is – a formulaic entertainer that never even attempts to be anything more".[12]

Accolades[edit]

South Indian International Movie Awards[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shailaja Reddy Alludu' pre-release event review". thehansindia.
  2. ^ "Tollywood box office report of 2018: highest grossing Telugu movies of year; List of hits and flops". International Business Times. 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Shailaja Reddy Alludu' pre-release event review". thehansindia.
  4. ^ "Naga Chaitanyafrom postponed Sailaja Reddy Alludu release due to Kerala floods". India Today. 21 August 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Sailaja Reddy Alludu trailer: This Naga Chaitanya, Ramya Krishna film promises to be a fun affair". The Indian Express. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Shailaja Reddy Alludu box office collection day 1: SRA turns biggest opener for Naga Chaitanya". International Business Times. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  7. ^ "Shailaja Reddy Alludu 4-day box office collection: Chay-Anu starrer beats Premam, RVC records". International Business Times. 17 September 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Box office collection: Shailaja Reddy Alludu beats Manmarziyan and Seema Raja overseas". International Business Times. 18 September 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2019.
  9. ^ Shailaja Reddy Alludu Review {3/5}: Some preaching, some family drama, some humour and Sailaja Reddy Alludu plays safe for a festive release, retrieved 8 October 2018
  10. ^ "Shailaja Reddy Alludu Review". IndiaGlitz.
  11. ^ "SHAILAJA REDDY ALLUDU MOVIE REVIEW". Behindwoods.
  12. ^ "Shailaja Reddy Alludu movie review: Naga Chaitanya film is all about power play". HindustanTimes.
  13. ^ "SIIMA Awards 2019: Here's a complete list of nominees". TimesofIndia.