180 Movie Review

Rating: 2.50/5

Critic Rating: (2.50/5)

It is

Calm going, urbane and stylish movie with well balanced emotional elements fit in well at required places.


Ajay (Siddharth) at Kasi performs some last rituals for his relatives, where on observing a small kid play with toys immediately after doing father’s last rites get to understand the perspective of life that any individual should not fear death and spend rest of the life happily living to the fullest

Later on the scene shows Ajay in Chennai who stays as a paying guest in the house of a couple SVS Murthy (Mouli) and Jayam (Geetha) who care for him like their other sons. After understanding the new philosophy towards life Ajay starts living happily gaining admiration from many people around him.

During this phase he comes across Vidhya (Nithya Menon) with whose help Ajay manages to raise sponsorship for street children that will help them in education, impressed with this act of his, Vidhya proposes to Ajay who tries to leave the place without informing. But Ajay had to return since Vidhya has met with an accident and he shoulders the responsibility of getting her treated well for which he is supposed to leave for US taking Vidhya along with him.

The second half of the story unveils the flash back of Ajay being a doctor in US who marries Renu (Priya Anand) to whom he was attracted. Only after the marriage he gets to know that he has been tested positive for cancer and only has 180 days to live. Faking a suicide Ajay moves far from his wife but now that he has to go back to US, the rest of the story is all about how he will handle both Vidhya and Renu

What will he doe when he comes across his wife? How will his perspective towards life impact all the three lives?


Through the entire first half, Siddharth maintains his funny side when interacting with the other characters, portraying his already existing acting talent with the years of experience after having donned many tough roles in several films.

Nithya Menon with her girl next door looks does not have to fit into the role and looked ok for the role. Priya Anand however has shown lot of maturity when compared to her previous role in Leader and with her acting skills it might also appear as if she has stolen the lime light from Siddharth even if it might be for certain time.


The visuals specially during the first frame seem to be quite impressive which have to be credited exclusively to the director Jayendra however the film might bomb at the box office only due to improper narration.

It appears as if Siddharth has again took reigns of the entire movie single handedly with the various shades depicted in different part of the movie, first being a well-mannered person, funny in the middle, serious lover afterwards followed on to be shown as a true lover at the end of the During the entire process the actual “death sentiment” seems to have disappeared, based on which the movie was actually set out to enthrall the spectators. Entire second half of the movie was dragged and appears to go very slow which is quite disheartening specially after the slow narration right from the start.


Not a movie chosen by any individual seeking entertainment, but is definitely a thought provoking movie!

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