"118" Movie Review: K.V.Guhan And Kalyanram's Thriller Is A Must-Watch

Bindhiya Nhi |Mar 03, 2019

It's the first time for everything: Nandamuri Kalyanram explores a new genre and K.V.Guhan debuts as a director. However, 118 will not let you down.

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118 Review

Director: K.V.Guhan
Cast: Nandamuri Kalyanram, Nivetha Thomas, Shalini Pandey
Rating: 3/5

118 is Nandamuri Kalyanram's first thriller ever in his career. It is also the first time K.V.Guhan takes part as the director in a movie. Besides Kalyanram, Nivetha Thomas and Shalini Pandey join him in the lead roles. The film is expected to give audiences a bunch of thrilling moments and is doing well at the box office.

What it's all about:

Nandamuri Kalyanram plays as Gautam who works as an investigative journalist. One day, he wakes up from a nightmare at 1:18 AM, seeing a girl is beaten up to death in his dream. Later, he unexpectedly has the same dream. Gautam realises that the dreams always come at 1:18 AM when he stays in room 118 at this specific resort. He begins to solve the mystery and later finds out about a scam in which Aadhya (Nivetha Thomas) is the victim.

Nandamuri Kalyanram And Shalini Pandey Hd Still 11
A still from 118.

What's Hot:

This is the debut of Nandamuri Kalyanram in a thriller, but the genre does not even make it difficult for him. The actor has a brilliant performance, portraying a whole different side of himself that we have never seen before. Moreover, Nivetha Thomas undoubtedly convinces the audience with her role of Aadhya. She does not have as many scenes as her co-star Kalyanram, yet she knows how to control it all. You will find it hard not to pay attention to her charming portrayal in 118. Also, Shalini Pandey also shines in her role and leave a good impression on the audiences.

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What's not:

The first half of 118 is extremely thrilling, which builds up people's expectations. However, it turns out that the second half is not as good as the first one. As the mystery is revealed little by little, the movie starts to slow down its own pace. It is not that boring, but the audiences might feel disappointed as all the surprise elements are disclosed already. Being a thriller movie, 118 should keep its audience in suspense, yet it just not too dark in many scenes. Director Guhan has done a fairly good job, but he will make it even better if he focuses more on those visual details.

118 Official Trailer


118 has a genre which is quite exceptional in Tollywood. It is such a special chance for an actor like Nandamuri Kalyanram who used to stay in his safe zone in previous projects. Nevertheless, Kalyanram and Nivetha Thomas still manage to have great chemistry on screen. If you are looking for a Telugu thriller which gives you the feel of Christopher Nolan's Inception, then 118 is the right choice!


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