Starring:Nikhil Siddhartha, Anupama Parameswaran, Dinesh Tej, Ajay, Posani Krishna Murali, Brahmaji, Sarayu Roy
Director: Palnati Surya Pratap
Producer: Bunny Vas
Music Director: Gopi Sundar
It’s been 15 years since young Hero Nikhil who made his debut as one of the leads in Sekhar Kammula’s Happy Days movie. While all the other heroes like Varun Sandesh and others have completely faded out, Nikhil is still leading as one of the promising actors in Tollywood. After a few forgettable movies, Nikhil has scored his career’s biggest blockbuster with the thriller Karthikey 2 most recently.
He is back with a romantic entertainer 18 Pages directed by Surya Pratap who directed Kumari 21 F seven years ago. With Sukumar penning the script, and Nikhil teaming up with Anupama Parameswaran again after Karthikeya 2 has raised expectations for the movie. Let’s see what is the movie all about.
Siddhu (Nikhil Siddharth), is an app developer by profession. As he was cheated on by a girl, he gets into depression. Siddhu finds a diary on the roadside when he was in a drunken state. He starts reading the diary which was written by Nandini (Anupama Parameswaran) two years ago in 2019. Being impressed by her, Siddhu falls in love with her and tries to search for her.
When he tries to meet her a big twist comes into the tale. What is the twist and what is the back story of Nandini forms the crux of the story.
Human emotions theme
Though the movie’s theme is good, the movie’s entire first half runs at a snail’s pace with some artificial emotions. However, the movie picks up when the hero goes in search of the heroine. On the whole, 18 Pages is a romantic drama that has a soul. Despite a few narrative clichés, it’s a satisfactory watch.