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Chi La Sow
Directed byRahul Ravindran
Produced byJaswanth Nadipalli Akkineni Nagarjuna
Screenplay byRahul Ravindran
StarringSushanth 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)
Running time
155 minutes
Budget3 crores
Box office2 crores

Chi La Sow 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 under Siruni Cine Corporation in partnership with Annapurna Studios. The film launched in October of 2017 and released on August 3rd, 2018, to generally positive reviews.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Arjun (Sushanth) is a bachelor who does not want to get married. He is constantly pressured by his family to get married, however, and they come to a decision. They set him up on a blind date with another girl named Anjali (Ruhani Sharma). Anjali is an independent girl who has been able to take care of her family since her dad passed away. The story revolves around how such contrasting characters fall in love.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Box Office[edit | edit source]

The movie was made on a budget of 3 crores but only managed to collect 2 crores at the box office.[1] This was unexpected because the word of mouth was generally positive. However, Goodachari, which had released along with the film, was a spy thriller and thus pushed this simple romantic entertainer out of many theaters. As a result, Chi La Sow was unable to collect much.[2] The film managed to recover 70% and ended up being below average.

Critical Reception[edit | edit source]

Chi La Sow got generally positive reviews from critics, who praised it for its beauty being hidden in merely the simplicity of it all. They also praised it because unlike commercial films, it wasn't a loud film that was there for the sole purpose of entertaining the audience. However, the film was criticized for a little bit of drag in the first half.

Times Of India gave it three stars and wrote, "For those looking for entertainment as understood today, this may not be the film. But if you are someone who is faced with odds, Anjali, nay, Ruhani, will be an inspiration.", saying that the film was unique.

The News Minute wrote, "All in all, Chi La Sow is a movie that subtly underlines the point that it is not here to cater to audiences who want noise, action, overaction. It doesn’t even attempt to do it. It is one of those Linklater-style movies that engage the sensitivity of a thinking audience and rewards them."

The Hindu wrote, "Gently teasing us with fun sequences, the director slips in something deeper that can come in the way of budding relationships, especially when they follow the traditional arranged marriage trajectory when the prospective bride and groom are expected to have a definite answer after a meeting or two. This is where Chi La Sow breaks free of the rom-com mood and talks about relationships that need to have the strength to deal with not-so-rosy life situations with a measure of compassion. Sometimes, it’s neither easy to say ‘yes’ nor walk away with a firm ‘no’."

The New Indian Express wrote, "Overall, Chi La Sow is a movie which treats romance right. It’s a well-balanced, well-written and a heartfelt story that you don’t want to miss."

123telugu gave it 3.25 stars and wrote wrote, "Generally, romantic films are full of dance and fancy romance. But debut director Rahul Ravindran makes things interesting by creating a love story in an unusual situation and shows that how love can blossom with just a few precious moments."

Telugu movie critic Idlebrain Jeevi gave the film three stars and wrote, "Despite a few hiccups, Chi La Sow is a good attempt at delivering a different love story with strong family values!"

Music[edit | edit source]

The music was composed by Prashanth R Vihari of Vellipomakey fame. Kittu Vissapragada composed the lyrics for most of the songs, while Sree Sai Kiran did the work for "Mellaga Mellaga". This song was an instant hit upon release and was among the trending songs on Radio Mirchi.

No. Title Lyrics Singer(s) Length
1. "Mellaga Mellaga" Sree Sai Kiran Chinmayi 3:24
2. "Down Down" Kittu Vissapragada Kaala Bhairava, Ernest Abraham 3:07
3. "Solo Solo" Kittu Vissapragada Diwakar, Naresh Iyer 4:23
4. "Varsinche" Kittu Vissapragada Abhijit Rao, Ravi Prakash Chodimalla 1:13
5. "Chi La Sow" Kittu Vissapragada Diwakar, Chinmayi, Pranav Chaganty 3:28

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Chi La Sow Movie Closing Collections Report » Telugu Cinema Boxoffice". cinecorn.com. September 2018. Retrieved 2018-10-30.
  2. "Adivi Sesh starrer Goodachari and Sushanth starrer Chi La Sow Box Office report". Pinkvilla. Retrieved 2018-10-30.


  1. Chi La Sow (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 2018-07-13, retrieved 2018-10-30
  2. Chi La Sow (2018), retrieved 2018-10-30

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