The year 2018 saw too many directors blundering along with too many routine and mindless plots. On the one hand, there were films like Adhugo, Manu and Veera Bhoga Vasantha Rayalu, which were touted to be genre-bending or novel films that actually demanded bottles of Zandu Balam. On the other hand, there were pretentious outings such as 24 Kisses and Manasuku Nachindi, which irked the audiences the most. Shakalaka Shankar tried to become too big despite having no capabilities and Shambo Shankara happened because of one man's worthless ambitions.
There was a film whose very title was the opposite of what was in store in the movie. Intelligent is the one. Even comedies like Achari America Yatra had no luck, while Srinivasa Kalyanam was the worst family entertainer since Brahmotsavam.
Debutants had bad time with Vijetha (Kalyaan Dhev), Paper Boy (Santosh Shoban), Ee Maya Peremito (Rahul Vijay) and Anaganaga O Premakatha (Viraj Ashwin).