118 (film)

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Directed byK. V. Guhan
Produced byMahesh S Koneru
Written byKV Guhan
Screenplay byKV Guhan
StarringNandamuri Kalyan Ram
Shalini Pandey
Nivetha Thomas
Music byShekar Chandra
CinematographyKV Guhan
Edited byTammiraju
East Coast Production
Release date
  • March 1, 2019 (2019-03-01)[1]
Running time
126 minutes

118 is a 2019 Indian Telugu-language action-thriller film[2] written and directed by Cinematographer turned film director K. V. Guhan on his Tollywood directorial debut.[3] The film stars Kalyan Ram, Shalini Pandey and Nivetha Thomas in the lead roles.[4] The music for the film is composed by Shekar Chandra and the film is produced by Mahesh S Koneru under the production company East Coast Production.[5]


Gowtham (Nandamuri Kalyan Ram), an investigative journalist, gets a dream when he stays in room no 118 in a resort. In his dream, he sees a girl getting beaten and a car being thrown into lake. After waking up, he comes to a conclusion that he got similar dream earlier too when he stayed in the same room in previous months. He starts investigating the case to find out who the girl is. Though his wedding is fixed with Megha (Shalini Pandey), he is keener on finding about this girl who turns out to be Aadhya (Nivetha Thomas). He accidentally stumbles upon a money laundering operation by the brother of the home minister which turns out to be a sensational news. As a result of this, the goons chase him to a road which he previously identifies in his dreams. He jumps into the lake and sees the empty car. With the help of police, he brings the car out and identifies that the car belongs to a church. When he goes to the church, the father tells him that the car was driven by Esther and when shown the picture of Esther, he realizes there is more that meets the eye.



The film marks the directorial debut for cinematographer KV Guhan in Telugu film industry who also marks his return to directorial after previously directing a 2010 Tamil-language film titled Inidhu Inidhu which was remake of 2007 blockbuster Telugu film Happy Days. The filming began in around May 2018 and the first look poster of the film was unveiled on 5 July 2018 on the occasion of lead actor Kalyan Ram's birthday.[6]


The official teaser of the film was launched on 18 December 2018. The official trailer of the film was unveiled on 15 February 2019.[7][8]

The film will have its official theatrical release on 1 March 2019 according to the official trailer of the film following the wrap up of post production work which concluded in around February 2019.[9]


Soundtrack album by
  • 22 February 2019 (2019-02-22)
LabelAditya Music
ProducerShekar Chandra
Shekar Chandra chronology

Music composed by Shekar Chandra. Music released on Aditya Music[10]

Track list
1."Chandamame"RamanjaneyuluYazin Nizar03:41
2."Paadhaalu Nee Dhari"Kalyan TripuraneniNutana Mohan02:24
3."118 Theme" Instrumental02:06
Total length:08:11


Neeshita Nyayapati of Times of India gave 3.5/5 stating "Just don't try to dig too deep or you might miss out on a fine thriller".[11]

Manoj Kumar R of Indianexpress gave 2/5 statibg "KV Guhan's film is rife with unoriginal ideas that it becomes very difficult for the audience to forgive and just focus on the story".[12]

Hemanth Kumar of Firstpost gave 2.5/5 stating "Kalyan Ram goes on a wild goose chase to find the plot of KV Guhan's thriller".[13]


  1. ^ "South Indian releases March 1 from 118 to 90ml". Bollywood Life. Retrieved 2018-02-26.
  2. ^ "'118' is a stylish action-suspense thriller: Makers". Indiaglitz.
  3. ^ "Kalyan Ram starrer 118 seems to be a mysterious tale - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  4. ^ Guru (2018-12-17). "118 Telugu Movie (2019) | Cast | Songs | Teaser | Trailer | Release Date". News Bugz. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  5. ^ "Kalyan Ram confident about his upcoming film 118". Zee News. 2019-02-24. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  6. ^ "Is it '118' for Nandamuri Kalyan Ram? - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  7. ^ "118 - Official Trailer | Telugu Movie News - Times of India". timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  8. ^ "Kalyan Ram, Shalini Pandey and Nivetha Thomas' 118 trailer is intriguing! - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  9. ^ "Kalyan Ram's 118 post-production in its final stage - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2019-02-26.
  10. ^ "Telugu 118 Movie Audio Songs Jukebox". TimesofIndia.
  11. ^ "118 Review". TimesofIndia.
  12. ^ "118 movie review: Kalyan Ram-starrer is very pretentious". Indianexpress.
  13. ^ "118 movie review". Firstpost.

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