Review : Slum Dog Husband – Just for a few laughs
Published on Jul 30, 2023 3:02 am IST
Slum Dog Husband Telugu Movie Review

Release Date : July 29, 2023 Rating : 2.5/5

Starring: Sanjay Rao, Pranavi Manukonda, Brahmaji, Saptagiri, Raghu Karumanchi, Yadamma Raju, Muralidhar Goud

Director: AR Sreedhar

Producers: Appi Reddy and Venkat Annapareddy

Music Director: Bheems Ceciroleo

Cinematographer: Srinivas J Reddy

Editor: A Vaishnav Vasu

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Brahmaji’s son Sanjay Rrao-starrer comedy drama Slum Dog Husband movie hit the screens today. Check out our review to find out how the movie is.


Story :

Lachi (Sanjay Rrao) and Mounika (Pranavi Manukonda) deeply love each other and are eager to tie the knot. However, their plans take an unexpected turn when a priest advises Lachu to marry a dog first, believing it will rectify the doshas in his horoscope. Trusting in fate, Lachu goes ahead and marries the dog called Baby (Rakhi) before marrying Mounika. But their happiness is short-lived, as a legal case is filed against Lachu. What is the case? Who filed it? What happened next? Did Lachu marry Mounika eventually? The movie will unfold the answers.


Plus Points:

Sanjay Rrao, known for O Pitta Katha, returns with an interesting and unique story, Slum Dog Husband.

Sanjay Rrao delivers a neat performance, particularly in the emotional climax scenes. Pranavi Manukonda makes a fine debut, showcasing both beauty and talent.

Raju Yadamma deserves praise for his comedic contribution, and his character’s unexpected transformation in the second half is well-executed. The supporting cast, including the dog, impress with their performances.


Minus Points:

Most of the story, though fresh and unique, was revealed in the trailer, impacting the engagement of already aware audiences. A tighter screenplay and better focus on the narration could have improved the film’s impact.

The film underutilises actors like Brahmaji and Sapthagiri, affecting the overall outcome. Emotional scenes could have been better portrayed, relying less on the background score.

The film touches upon issues like human rights and LGBT representation, but lacks captivating execution. Certain scenes in the first half may lead to moments of boredom.


Technical Aspects:

AR Sreedhar manages to make the film decent, but a more refined screenplay could have yielded a different result. Apart from the retro track, the other songs are unimpressive. However, Bheems Ceciroleo’s score stands out.

Crisper editing could have enhanced the film’s pacing. Srinivas J Reddy’s cinematography is satisfactory, and the production values are commendable.



On the whole, Slum Dog Husband is a comedy-drama that offers a very few laughs. Sanjay Rrao and Pranavi Manukonda deliver good performances, but the film suffers from occasional pacing issues and unnecessary scenes. If you’re interested in a different concept and okay with just a few laughs, you can give the movie a watch, but set your expectations accordingly. Rating: 2.5/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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