Title: Slum Dog Husband
CBFC Rating: UA
Run-Time: 2 Hrs 6 Mins
Release Date: 29-07-2023
Banners: MIC Movies, Reliance Entertainments
Cast: Sanjay Rao, Pranavi Manukonda, Brahmaji, Sunil, Saptagiri, Raghu Karumanchi, Yadamma Raju and Others
Music: Bheems Ceciroleo
Cinematography: Sreenivas J Reddy
Editor: Vaishnav Vasu
Producer: Appi Reddy, Venkat Annapareddy
Written & Directed By: AR Sreedhar
Slum Dog Husband has been drawing attention of the audiences with its interesting title. The trailer generated buzz with its whacky concept of marrying a dog. Sanjay Rao who made his debut with O Pitta Katha is playing as hero in the film while Pranavi Manukonda is making her debut as female lead. AR Sreedhar has written and directed the film. Appi Reddy and Venkat Annapareddy produced this film under MIC Movies banner. Slum Dog Husband released in theatres today (July 29)
Lakshman aka Lachchi (Sanjay Rao) and Mounika (Pranavi Manukonda) are in deep love and does their romance in phone coversations daily. Later on they used to meet in Park and then in an empty bus. Knowing their actions the parents of both Lachchi and Mounika decided to get them married.
But a priest warns them about the dangers involved in the horoscopes not getting matched as their date of births are unknown. As a remedy, he suggests that Lachchi marry a tree or dog. There enters the dog, Baby. He marries the dog and after a week when he gets ready to marry his girlfriend, the owner of the dog files a case on Lakshman that he is getting ready for second marriage without getting divorce from the dog. How the case gets solved in court and what are the consequences Sanjay faces, How Lachchi’s friend Santu (Yadamma Raju), advocates Salman Khan (Brahmaji), David Mathew (Sapthagiri) and others are connected form the rest of the story.
Sanjay Rao did well in the role of a lower middle-class youngster. He is good in the role of a frustrated youngster in a hurry to get married and later landing in trouble due to marriage with a dog. He expressed emotions neatly and conveyed innocence with his dialogue delivery.
Brahmaji and Sapthagiri as lawyers showed their experience and generated fun in courtroom with their impressive performances and dialogues. They did their best with their antics as lawyers.
Pranavi Manukonda looks good on screen as a traditional girl. She expressed well. Yadamma Raju played an important role of Santu and he showed good variations. Ali appeared in a cameo. Muralidhar Goud, RK.Mama, Duvvasi Mohan, Venu Polasani, Sharada, Ambati Srinu, and Fish Venkat performed according to their roles.
Entertaining Screenplay And Direction
Bheems Ceciroleo Music
Entertainment – Brahmaji & Sapthagiri
Slow pace at times
Director AR Sreedhar came up with a thin yet interesting storyline. He made sure he film runs high on comedy with dialogues and situations to engage audiences. He succeeded in this regard and entertained audience for most of the film. The film starts with romance between the lead pair. This was dealt in a bold manner. Then the story shifts to marrying dog and facing consequences. All these were dealt in a funny manner. The first half ends in a good way.
The second half takes an emotional turn. Sreedhar with his story tried to highlight human emotions and of animal emotions and tried to differentiate them in a thoughtful way. The entertaining and fun elements are good. However as the story is thin, the proceedings in the second half lacks pace at times. The climax is dealt in an emotional manner.
Bheems Ceciroleo ‘s music and background music impesses. The first song Lacchi Gani Pelli is foot-tapping and another song shot on Sanjay Rao and Pranavi with a retro touch is well shot and is good. Srinivas Reddy’s cinematography is vibrant and he captured the slum atmosphere in a natural and realistic manner. The editing of Vaishnav Vasu could have been better especially in the second half. Production values by MIC Movies are good.
Rating: 3 / 5
Bottom line: Entertainment Guaranteed