180 is a 2011 Indian romantic drama film, directed by ad filmmaker Jayendra. Produced by Sathyam cinemas, currently known as SPI Cinemas. Shot simultaneously in Telugu and Tamil , the film was written by Subha & Jayendra and Umarji Anuradha. It stars Siddharth, Priya Anand and Nithya Menen with notable roles being played by T. S. B. K. Moulee, Tanikella Bharani and Geetha among others. The film, shot on a Red One handled by Balasubramaniem with music by Malayalam composer Sharreth, was released in both languages on 25 June 2011.
The movie revolves around Dr. Ajay “AJ” Kumar (Siddharth) who comes to Chennai (Hydrabad in the Telugu version) and introduces himself as Mano. He rents a house owned by elderly couple S. V. S. Murthy (T. S. B. K. Moulee) and Jayam (Geetha). A do-gooder, Ajay lives life with a purpose. He gets along with everyone and wins the hearts of those whom he is close with. D. “Vidya” Vidyalakshmi (Nithya Menen), a newspaper photojournalist, gets acquainted with him. Ajay is the sort of person who finds satisfaction in helping others. He sponsors the education of street children with the help of Vidya, who is attracted by his good nature. Things take a turn when she tells him about her feelings. Ajay, without informing her, decides to leave the city. Meanwhile, a flashback reveals that Ajay was a doctor in San Francisco, where he meets Renuka “Renu” Narayanan (Priya Anand), an interior designer. They get married only to be told months later that Ajay has pancreatic cancer and has about six months left – hence the title 180 (180 days). As Ajay is about to leave Chennai, Vidya meets with an accident and has to be operated upon. Ajay takes Vidya to San Francisco for treatment. While in San Francisco, he meets his friend RJ “Sam” Sambasivam (Sricharan) who asks him to meet Renu, but Ajay leaves as he sees her life happier without him. It is revealed that Ajay had faked his death to make Renu believe that he had died so that she would not suffer thinking about him every day. Now seeing her content, he decides not to meet Renu. He misses his flight to India and goes to Brazil instead. Now in Rio de Janeiro, he goes by the name Jose. He is seen playing football, waiting for his death.
Directed by Jayendra Panchapakesan
Produced by Kiran Reddy, Swaroop Reddy & C. Srikanth
Written by Umarji Anuradha (Telugu) Subha & Jayendra (Tamil)
Screenplay by Jayendra & Subha
Story by Jayendra
Starring Siddharth, Priya Anand, Nithya Menen
Music by Sharreth
Edited by Kishore Te.
Production SPI Cinemas & Aghal Films
Distributed by Ayngaran International
Release date 25 June 2011
Language Telugu / Tamil