The film is directed by A R Sreedhar and produced by Mic Movies
Last Updated: 09.50 AM, Aug 23, 2023
Sanjay Rrao, whose debut O Pitta Katha received critical acclaim and praise upon its OTT premiere, joined forces with child artiste-turned-lead Pranavi Manukonda for a film titled Slum Dog Husband. The film is a dramedy written and directed by AR Sreedhar and produced by Appi Reddy, Venkat Annapareddy under Mic Movies. It released in theatres on July 29.
Nearly four weeks into its theatrical run, the film is now premiering on OTT. Leading streaming platform Amazon Prime Video acquired its post-theatrical digital rights of Slum Dog Husband and decided to premiere the film tomorrow. Brahmaji, Saptagiri, Raghu Karumanchi and Yadamma Raju essayed other important roles in the film which had a modest run at the box office.
The film revolves around Laxman, a wastrel who is in love with Mounika. With great difficulty, the couple convinces their parents to get them married. However, the priest suggests the man marry a dog/tree for astrological reasons. He arranges a dog for the ‘alliance’ and just when it seems like a happy ending for Laxman and Mounika, a legal case complicates matters. Where’s the tale headed?
While reviewing the film, OTTplay.com's critic wrote, “Slum Dog Husband is a juvenile sex-comedy masquerading as a farce. The director AR Sreedhar fails to build upon an unconventional premise and tries to cover much ground in the third act with a twist. The writing is largely substandard and the performances don’t make an impression at all.”
Nihar Devella, M K Chaitanya Penmetsa, Chinta Merwan, Prakash Jirra, Ravali Ganesh, Soham Reddy Mannem co-produced the film for which Bheems Cecrioleo is the music director. Srinivas J Reddy is the cinematographer, A Vaishnav Vasu is the editor and Suresh Redrouthu is the art director respectively. Leading music label Saregama bagged the audio rights.