Cast: Siddharth, Priya Anand, Nithya Menen, Mouli, Tanikella Bharani, Geetha, M.S.Narayana, Lakshmi Ramakrishnan, etc.
Story and Screenplay: Subha and Jayendra
Dialogues: Umarji Anuradha
Lyrics : Vanamaali
Director Of Photography: Balasubramaniem
Editor : Kishore T E
Art Director : V.Selva Kumar
Producers: Sathyam Cinemas and Aghal Films
Directed by: Jayendra
CBFC Rating: U
Release date: June 25, 2011
After the big disaster of Bava Siddharth had a big hopes on this film. But it seems to be not worked so far that great. Its a average Film. He tried Different Subject to Convience the Audience. But Only Some how it worked.
A complicated tale, the story begins with Ajay (siddarth) who takes up a rented portion in a residential locality in Hyderabad. In no time, he gets close to those around by helping them in all ways. His unusual acts of service catch the attention of photo journalist Vidya (nithya) and she wants to know more about him. She becomes friends and in no time falls in love with him. However, Ajay who seems to carry an emotional baggage has a past that he is dealing with and a future he has to live with. The past has Renuka (priya anand) and it happens in the US. Why did Ajay come to India? Who is he? What happened to Renuka? What happens to Vidya’s love? All this forms the rest of the story.
Siddharth comes up with a natural and mature performance in the role that has got multiple shades. Priya Anand surprises you with her looks and acting prowess in this movie. She has a major portion in the movie and the director projected her from the best of the angles. Nitya Menen is natural. Mouli, Tanikella Bharani and Geetha are good in supporting roles.
Technical and Other Departments:
The basic story has reference to a couple of Telugu films. Jayendra has a refined sense of humor and it reflects very well in the first half of the movie. If you are a class film lover, you will get impressed with first half despite snail-paced narration. Jayendra has created confusion and redundancy while narrating the last half-an-hour of the movie. The last half-an-hour forms the crux of the movie. The narration and direction of the movie is suave and sophisticated. The screenplay should have been better towards the end of the movie.
Since Jayendra comes from advertising field and technical background (QUBE projection), he made sure that look and feel of the film is superior. Each and every frame in this movie is like a photo frame. Music (songs and background music) by Sharath is very good. Cinematography by Bala Subramaniem is of top notch quality. The RED camera work is as good as any regular camera that is used to shoot feature films. Locations are superb. Dialogues by Anuradha Umarji are nice. The entire film looks slick in terms of visuals and sound.
The film happens to be a bilingual and there was no feeling that it was done in another language also. As such, the intention of the makers was nice but then such subjects require deft handling of the script and deep emotional dose to get the audience into the story. While the first half was smooth with some dose of humour and good songs, the second half gets quite twisted and the last half hour is quite tricky. Overall, this is a film which scores on technical values and will draw mixed reactions for its content. At the box office, this could be an average to above average grosser.
180 is like designer dress that is chic and good for eyes. It has poetic touch but 180 fails on writing especially in screenplay department of the movie towards the climax. It drags on in the second half. And it also reminds of several other recent movies.
its a Different Film but just passable..