The much-awaited Shekar Kammula thriller hit screens on May 1. Before we tell you reasons to watch or not watch the movie, let's take a look at the production crew.


Directed by   Sekhar Kammula

Written by     Sekhar Kammula, Sai Prasad

Based on  Kahaani  by Sujoy Ghosh

Starring     Nayantara, Pasupathy, Vaibhav Reddy, Harshvardhan Rane

Music by     M. M. Keeravani

Cinematography     Vijay C. Kumar

Editing by     Marthand K. Venkatesh

Studio     Endemol India

Logline Productions

Select Media Holdings


Here are things you must know about the movie before you book your tickets

  • The movie is a crime drama directed by Shekar Kammula
  • The screenplay for the Telugu version has been penned by renowned Telugu writer Yendauri Veerendranath
  • Anamika is the Telugu remake of the Hindi original Kahaani which starred Vidya Balan and went on to become a super duper hit
  • Kahaani was set in Kolkata while Shekar has extensively shot Anamika in the dusty streets of the Old Hyderabad City.
  • The movie is a bilingual, made simultaneously in Tamil too
  • The first choice to play the lead was Anushka Shetty. However, her unavailability owing to her allotting bulk dates to period films (read Guna Shekar's Rudhramadevi and Rajamouli's Baahubali). Thus, the role went to Nayanthara.
Synopsis:  The story is about a woman Nayanthara who comes to Hyderabad in search of her husband who is a software engineer but suddenly went missing. There is little that the cops can do since they are unable to trace any records of her husband in the guest house, office or even airport immigration. Things take a drastic turn when Nayan learns that her husband had a lookalike and perhaps that couldhelp her get closer to the search. But soon her personal quest turns into a political conspiracy.


Story: Anaamika (Nayanathara) comes to India from Gettysburg USA, in search of her missing husband Ajay (Harshavardhan Rane). She reaches the Old City area in Hyderabad and starts looking around for her husband in the Galaxy Hotel area, where he was last seen.


She also files a complaint with the local police station. However, one man comes to her rescue and that is Inspector Sarathy (Vaibhav Reddy). They begin searching for her missing husband but very soon, big forces come into play. The lives of Sarathy and Anaamika are in danger, as ruthless people try to protect a dark secret. 


How Anaamika gets to the bottom of the mystery and solves her problems is what this story is all about.


Watch the trailer of the movie here

Hansindia Rating:  3/5