After a decade of average and flop films, Nandamuri Kalyanram bounced back with an entertaining blockbuster Pataas in 2015 which became highest grosser in his career. He again faced failures until 118 released in 2019. 118 is a seat edge thriller directed by brilliant Cinematographer KV Guhan produced by Mahesh S Koneru. Nivetha Thomas and Shalini Pandey are the female leads. Since the first screening film got positive talk.
Mega heroine Niharika Konidela after her debut disaster Oka Manasu in 2016 took almost 3 years to do another film. She came with comedy romance drama Suryakantham directed and produced by Pranith Brahmandapally and Sundeep Yerramreddy, Srujan Yarabolu respectively. The film turned out average at the box-office but her performance got appreciation