Nandamuri Kalyan Ram's much-awaited Telugu movie 118 featuring Shalini Pandey and Nivetha Thomas in the female leads is set for worldwide release on March 1 and it is premiered in the US on February 28.
The film 118 is one of the most-awaited Tollywood action thrillers of 2019. Its promos have generated a lot of curiosity and expectations about the movie. The hype surrounding it made its theatrical rights for Rs 14 crore, which is the highest amount for a flick starring Kalyan Ram. The distributors have made grand arrangements for its worldwide release on Friday.
The movie 118 marks the directorial debut of cameraman KV Guhan is the second production of Mahesh S Koneru, who has bankrolled it under his banner East Coast Productions. The producer tweeted, "#118Movie - All set for the grand release tomorrow. Watch at your nearest theatres. @NANDAMURIKALYAN @i_nivethathomas @shalinipandeyyy #KVGuhan"
Nirvana Cinemas has bagged the overseas rights of 118 and its premiere show will be held in the US today. They have already delivered the content, released the schedule and theatre list and also made advance booking available. The distributors tweeted, "#118Movie drives shipped to all theaters. US Premieres from Feb 28th as planned. @smkoneru @i_nivethathomas @shalinipandeyyy
The movie 118 was expected to be released in over 100 screens across the US, but Nirvana Cinemas could book less than 40 screens for it. Talking about the reason, the distributors tweeted, "Guys, as the project has been finalized in last minute we could only get limited screens. We are actively working on adding more screens from next week. Stay tuned. Sorry for the inconvenience."
We bring you overseas' viewers review on the movie 118. Scroll down to read the audience's response.
Manikanta Alapati @Alapati222
#118Movie Just watched the movie.. #1st half suuuper #2nd half blockbuster total ga movie #blockbuster All the best @NANDAMURIKALYAN anna @smkoneru garu & movie team..
#118Movie First Half Report -Very Gripping First Half Kalyan Ram's Performance Background Score Racy Screenplay Interval
#118Movie: 3.25/5 ➡️2 hours of quick paced and highly engaging mystery tale. ➡️Flash back episode in second half, Haunting! ➡️#KalyanRam's best look and best work, flawless! ➡️BGM & CG are superb. ➡️#NivethaThomas gets a meaty role for performance and she has nailed it. #KVGuhan's direction is so good, never went out of context,highly gripping. Production values are so good @smkoneru. Tammi Raju's editing will be critically acclaimed for its pace! Shekhat Chandra's BGM and #Chandamame song on screen is beautiful. #118Movie #118Movie though there are few predictable moments here and there but with this kind of genre the team has Succeded with gripping presentation. This movie has the content to appeal with all class audience's.
#118Movie Overall Hit movie! A racy thriller with a good 1st half and a slow but decent 2nd half. Background score and cinematography deserve special mention. A well made thriller! Rating: 3.25/5 Congrats! @smkoneru @NANDAMURIKALYAN @i_nivethathomas
Shankar Datta @dattasankar2805
@smkoneru koneru bro first half chala interesting ga baagundi with engaging direction Kalyan ram acting n styling #118Movie @yuvarakesh
Telugu Cinema @MondayReviews
Gripping first half, not even a single boring scene. KV Guhan screenplay & Direction #118Movie #118Film