118

Movie Review

Description

Movie: 118
Rating: 3/5
Banner:  East Coast Productions
Cast: Nandamuri Kalyanram, Shalini Pandey, Nivetha Thomas
Music: Shekar Chandra
Cinematography: K.V Guhan
Producer(s): Mahesh Koneru
Director: K.V Guhan
Release Date: March 1 , 2019

Punchline: An Engaging Watch!

Story:

Nandamuri Kalyanram, who will be working as Journalist will be haunted by a dream on particular days and he will be in dilema, why he is getting the same dream again and again. Shalini Pandey is his wife to be and will be preparing for a marriage. Kalyanram accidentally sees a lake that he saw in the haunted dream and  then starts to believe what he saw in the dream may be real. He then starts to chase the people that he is seeing in the dreams and tries to connect the dots. Rest of the story is about, is the dream real? Who is the girl in the dream? Who are the people behind the dream?

Artistes’ Performances:

  • Kalyanram nailed it and he looks dapper
  • Shalini Pandey acted well too
  • Nivetha Thomas fits the bill

Positives:

  • Racy First Half
  • Background Score
  • Crisp Editing
  • Concept

Negatives:

  • Some lags in 2nd Half
  • Some predictable scenes

Analysis:

Kalyanram, who was going through a rough phase recently has come up with an experimental film and the trailer has raised expectations on the film. 118 is directed by K.V Guhan and had a very interesting concept on Lucid Dreaming. Kalyanram’s performance needs a special mention and he looked dapper. Shalini Pandey’s first appearance after Arjun Reddy and she did justice to her role. Nivetha Thomas, though appears for short duration makes a good impact. First half of the film is really racy and second half of the film has some lags. However, the editing of the film is crisp and makes it a near engaging thriller. Overall, 118 is a good watch and a comeback film for Nandamuri Kalyanram.

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