Despite repeated postponements, Director Sekhar Kammula’s ‘Love Story’, featuring Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi in the lead roles, finally hit the screens on September 24. The film which already stole the attention with enough hype through singles like ‘Saranga Dariya’ and ‘Ee Chithram Choosi’ dragged all prisms of the audience to the theatres on the release day.
Touted to be based on a real-life incident, ace story-teller Sekhar Kammula won the critics by choosing a bold subject-caste-based status difference in rural Telangana society. To such bold subjects, it is quite a challenging job for the cast of the film to visualize the director’s vision which was indeed justified by main leads Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi who portrayed the role of villagers who came to Hyderabad chasing their dreams.
While Naga Chaitanya played Revanth(a Dalit Christian), a Zumba instructor who is facing all odds to set up his own dance academy, Sai Pallavi(a Patel) is seen as Mounika, a bubbly, self-confident woman trying for a government job. The movie takes us through this journey of star-crossed lovers as they try to eventually achieve their dreams.
Besides the slow pace, the unexpected dark scenes(which is out of Sekhar Kammula films), and that the story scores low from the youth audience’s point of view, the film brought Sekhar and Naga Chaitanya out of their conforms zones which need a good applause.
The music of this film was composed by Pawan Ch (a former assistant to AR Rahman). It was a runaway success already. The film was shot by Vijay C. Kumar and edited by Marthand K. Venkatesh and has been released today on 24th September 2021.