Director: KV Guhan,
Producer : Mahesh S Koneru,
Banner : East Coast Production,
Music : Shekar Chandra,
Cast : Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Shalini Pandey, Nivetha Thomas
Release Date : 1st March 2019
Rating : 3.0/5
This time Nandamuri Kalyan Ram came up with suspense thriller drama 118, which is directed by KV Guhan. Two actresses Shailini Pandey and Nivetha Thomas are playing the female lead in Mahesh S Koneru’s production venture. Kalyan Ram has pinned lot of hopes. Let’s see how it is.
Story: Goutham (Kalyan Ram) is a journalist who is haunted by a dream, in which a girl (Nivetha Thomas) getting killed. Very soon he comes in possession of clues that hint that she exists. He tries out to find out the truth behind his dream and starts the investigation of the case himself along with his friend(Prabhas Sreenu) and finance(Shalini Pandey). Who is this girl? What does Goutham do now? What is her connection with number 118? To know the answers, one should watch the movie on silver screen.
- Nandamuri Kalyan Ram
- Nivetha Thomas
- Screen play
- Shalini Pandey
- Production Value
- Routine flashback
Performance: Kalyan Ram as investigative journalist has given fantastic performance. Right from his body language to his thumping performance, everything works well for him. Credit should completely go to KV Guhan for showcasing Kalyan Ram in a new avatar. He carries entire film on his shoulders. Once again, Nivetha Thomas has proved that she is a strong performer. She does well with her emotional act. Her performance especially in the hospital scene, is heart touching. Shalini Pandey plays her part well. Prabhu Seenu, Hari Teja and others perform accordingly.
Technical: Production values by East Coast Production are good. Special mention to the Cinematography work as the film has been showcased in a very good manner. The stunning camera work showcases the film 118 in a completely new light. KV Guhan has done a superb job to execute it with a gripping screenplay. The way narrated the story in an interesting way and showcased Kalyan Ram needs a special mention. The first half is racy and the director carries the momentum in the second half . The editing and BGM are good.
Analysis: On the whole, 118 movie is a very honest attempt from GV Guhan and Nandamuri Kalyan Ram. The Nandamuri hero’s stunning performance, first half, direction and screenplay are the assets. 118 will definitely appeal to the viewers who love to watch thrillers.