Naga Chaitanya and Anu Emmanuel starrer romantic comedy family entertainer Shailaja Reddy Alludu has hit the screens worldwide on September 13 on the auspicious occasion of Vinayaka Chavithi. The film is directed by Maruthi and produced jointly by Naga Vamsi S and PDV Prasad under Sithara Entertainments banner with S Radha Krishna (Chinnababu) presenting it. The film has grossed 2 Cr on opening day and 23 Cr overall in its first weekend and stood as people’s blockbuster.
As the film in the combination of Naga Chaitanya and Maruthi is doing wonders at box office, the film unit arranged thanks meet which was attended by Yuva Samrat Naga Chaitanya, director Maruthi, Naresh, 30 Years Prithvi, Cinematographer Nizar Shafi and producer Naga Vamsi.
Speaking on the occasion, Yuva Samrat Naga Chaitanya said, “First of all many thanks to Telugu audience for making Shailaja Reddy Alludu a blockbuster. Our film has got excellent openings. I didn’t initially believe when I was told about collections. I really thank everyone for spread positive talk. The best compliment I got for the film was I looked fresh and quite differently with an energetic body language. I really thank Maruthi garu for this. After Premam, Shailaja Reddy Alludu is another special film in my career. Heroine Anu gave her best. I have been getting good support from Naresh gaaru since 100% Love. Nizar’s cinematography is a big asset. Prithvi did wonderful job as Manikyam. I thank everyone for the support. Special thanks to media.”
Director Maruthi said, “Telugu audience are treating Shailaja Reddy Alludu like their own Alludu (son-in-law). The first day and 3 days collections have boosted our confidence. Akkineni fans have given additional energy with their response and encouragement. Happy to see youth appreciating a family entertainer. Families are calling me to give positive feedback. According to them, Shailaja Reddy Alludu is highly entertaining compared to my previous films. I wholeheartedly thank my team for their support in making the film. I’m really contended that Naga Chaitanya got career best openings with my film. I’m eager to work for another film with Chaitu. My responsibilities have been multiplied with the humongous success. My special thanks to producers of Sithara Entertainments, my hero Naga Chaitanya, heroine Anu Emmanuel and Ramya Krishna madam. I wish audience will continue to encourage our film.”
Anu Emmanuel said, “Firstly, I need to thank audience. You are the real reason for the success meet. I also thank hero Naga Chaitanya and director Maruthi. Those who haven’t yet watched the film, please go watch it.”
Prithvi said, “I have watched the film in a packed theater. I know how much efforts Maruthi has put in for the film. Each and every section of audience are giving overwhelming response for the film. Topics like joint families, human relations and egos were narrated precisely. Anu Emmanuel was apt for the role of an egoist. Naga Chjaitanya has given wonderful performance. I’ve read in few reviews that, Chaitu looked like his dad Nagarjuna in few scenes. He just lived in the character. Shooting will be very pleasant in Naresh’s presence. Maruthi had given me a funny role in Babu Bangaram and now in Shailaja Reddy Alludu. I wish producer Vamsi will pocket huge profits. Working with Maruthi is like getting debit card. Ramya Krishna too played her role efficiently. Many families will survive if producers and directors attain hits.”
Nizar Shafi said, “Everybody is appreciating the film. Thanks to Vamsi gaaru and Maruthi gaaru. I’m really happy work with this team.”
Senior actor Naresh said, “Congratulations to the entire team of Shailaja Reddy Alludu for the success. I also congratulate people’s director Maruthi. He is the director of this generation who has captured pulse of all section of audience. Besides doing lover boys roles, Naga Chaitanya attained highest grosser with a family entertainer. I wish Ramya Krishna gaaru a very happy birthday. I have good affiliation with Sithara Entertainments and Haarika & Hassine Creations. They are making incessant blockbusters. Prithvi has tickled our bunny bones. It was evident while shooting that; Prithvi’s scenes will be a hilarious treat. Anu will become a star heroine in Tollywood. I have already told Akkineni fans that, this Vinayaka Chavithi will belong to them. Maruthi has provided a wholesome entertainer like Vinayaka Chavithi Kudumulu. Maruthi has good command over script. Bhale Bhale Magadivoy proved that I still can do comedy. Vennela Kishore and Murali Sharma characters too worked well. Naga Chaitanya, Ramya Krishna and Anu bringing youth, families and youngsters to theaters respectively. I’m really happy that, I’m part of first hit of first festival of this season.”