Chalo (Eng: Let’s go) is a 2018 Indian Telugu-language romantic comedy film written and directed by director Venky Kudumula marking his debut as a director. The film, produced by Usha Mulpuri on Ira Creations banner features Naga Shourya and Rashmika Mandanna (in her Telugu debut). Mahati Swara Sagar composed the soundtrack and the background score for Chalo while Sai Sriram provided the cinematography and Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao did the editing for the film. Chalo was extensively shot in Hyderabad.
Released worldwide on 2 February 2018, the film became Naga Shourya’s highest-grosser in India and overseas.
The story starts with a man entering a jail cell. The other prisoner asks the man about his story, and the man tells. Actually, he is the father of Hari a young man who loves fights. When the boy was little and would cry, the father would then let him beat someone which made him happy. As he became older, he started getting in every fight. The police told Hari’s parents that if he did anymore wrong things, they’d punish the parents. So they decide to send Hari to Tirupur, a place where fights happen everyday, so that he gets tired of them. When he enters the college, he goes to the shed behind the college to participate in the fight match between Tamil and Telugu people, where he accidentally helps Tamil people and be friends them and he will see Karthika in the shed supporting the fights and instantly fall in love with her. Later she also develops feelings for him, but tells him to get her parents approval for their marriage. But accidentally he helps Karthika’s father enemy and learns that there is a huge war from 1953 between Tamil and Telugu people in the village, and Karthika is a Tamilian.
Directed by Venky Kudumula
Written by Venky Kudumula
Produced by Usha Mulpuri
Starring Naga Shourya, Rashmika Mandanna
Cinematography Sai Sriram
Edited by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Music by Mahati Swara Sagar
Production Ira Creations
Release date 2 February 2018
Running time 140 min