Review : Chennai Chinnodu – Ineffective narration
 Chennai Chinnodu movie review

Release date : April 27, 2018 Rating : 2.25/5

Starring : G.V.Prakash Kumar, Anandhi, Nikki Galrani , Prakash Raj

Director : M. Rajesh

Producer : V. Jayanth Kumar

Music Director : G. V. Prakash Kumar

Cinematographer : Sakthi Saravanan

Editor : Vivek Harshan

G.V Prakash’s 2016 release, Kadavul Irukaan Kumaru is dubbed in Telugu as Chennai Chinnodu. Directed by M.Rajesh, the film has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.


Chennai Chinnodu is the story of Kumar(GV Prakash), who decides to settle down in life by marrying a girl called Priya (Nikki Galrani). But his relationship with his ex-lover Nancy (Anandhi) keeps haunting him subconsciously.

This is also the time when Kumar goes to Puducherry for a bachelors party and lands into huge trouble featuring a cop called Manimaran (Prakash Raj). Rest of the story is as to how Kumar gets out of this tricky situation and decides on whom to settle down with.

Plus Points:

GV Prakash has given a decent performance as a reckless and easy going guy. Heroines Nikki Galrani and Anandhi are decent in their given roles. The romantic love track between GV Prakash and Anandhi is good and has a few youthful moments.

RJ Balaji is impressive in his role as hero’s best friend and evokes good laughs throughout the film. Prakash Raj is okay as a silly cop. A five minute funny episode which comes in the first half is hilarious.

Minus Points:

After a passable first half, the film takes too many diversions and literally dilutes the mood of the film. The entire cop episode with Prakash Raj and his team looks silly and unengaging.

The pre-climax sequence and climax episode do not have a proper justification. An item song which comes during the pre-climax literally tests the patience of the audience.

Technical Aspects:

Talented director M.Rajesh, who earlier delivered a few comedy capers like Nene Ambani has missed the target this time with some unwanted diversions in the second half. If he had stuck to the romantic track and continued it till the end by inserting a few beautiful moments, the result would have been much better.

Editing by Vivek Harshan is just about okay. If he would have chopped a few unwanted scenes and an item number in the second half, the narration would have been even crisper. Cinematography by Sakthi Saravanan is decent. Music by GV Prakash is okay as a love track and a duet which comes in the first half are good. Production values for this limited budget film are good.


On the whole, Chennai Chinnodu is a below par romantic drama which fails to impress the audience. Though the first half of the film has a good love track and some fun moments here and there, unwanted deviations and silly narration in the latter half disappoints the audience big time. All we suggest you is to skip this film this weekend and watch it when it is aired on TV. Rating : 2.25/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team


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