Movie : Key
Banner : Dream Theatre
Year : 2011
Cast : Jagapati Babu, Swpan, Deepti Vajpai, Altaf, Sukumar, Sampath, Chinna, Sonia, Dhanunjay
Music : Vijay Kurakula
Direction : Nagendra Prasad
Producer : Sukumar Reddy
Genre : Drama
Release Date : July 15, 2011
Key has been advertised as a different film from the time it was shot. So, one went with that presumption, and it lived up to its promise. It is quite 'different' from what Telugu cinema is churning out.
The entire film is shot in a single location -- a ritzy room. There are nine people who are here to write a final test (after passing many other hurdles) for a corporate concern. They are ushered in to this posh room which looks a bit strange with a hi-tech locking system and manned by a security guard. It seems more like a strong room.
After they are seated, the invigilator (Jagapathi Babu) comes in and tells them they have 90 minutes to answer one question. He lays down some restrictions: they cannot spoil the paper, they cannot talk to the security guard, they cannot try contacting the invigilator, and so on. After he leaves, the candidates look at the paper and see only their candidate numbers written on it. So begins the acid test to decipher the question and crack it.
The whole film is all about who wins the test of endurance. The candidates are from different backgrounds and it's interesting to see how they battle it out in the room. There are charges of cheating and spying too and some are disqualified.