Journey of Love 18+ is a 2023 Indian Malayalam-language comedy-drama romance film directed by Arun D. Jose, who co-wrote the film with Raveesh Nath, based on the story by Rajesh Varikkoli. The film stars Naslen K. Gafoor, Mathew Thomas and Nikhila Vimal. Set in Vadakara in Northern Kerala, the plot centres around Akhil and Athira’s love story and the events that lead to their marriage.The film was released on 7 July 2023 to mixed responses.Journey of Love 18+ is Arun D. Jose’s second directorial after Jo and Jo. It also marks the reunion of Naslen K. Gafoor, Mathew Thomas, and Nikhila Vimal, who played the lead characters in Jo and Jo. The principal photography of the film began on 20 January 2023 in Vatakara.Journey of Love 18+ 2023 Movie Download
S. R. Praveen of The Hindu wrote “Director Arun D. Jose cannot muster up any chemistry between the lead pair, while the politics in the film is merely a prop except at a few points.” Princy Alexander of Onmanorama wrote “Overall, the film has a good, youthful vibe. However, it is not as free-flowing as it’s [sic] predecessors of the same genre, like ‘Thanneer Mathan Dinangal’, among others.” A critic of The Times of India gave the film 3/5 stars.Raymond John Kuriachan of OTTPlay gave the film 3 stars out of 5 and wrote “Despite its familiar template, Naslen and Meenakshi’s Journey of Love 18+ succeeds in becoming a light-hearted comedy.” Arjun Ramachandran of The South First gave the film 3 stars out of 5 and said “The Naslen and Meenakshi-starrer is vocal about political parties, their double standards, infightings, and caste politics.” Vignesh Madhu of Cinema Express gave the film 3.5/5 stars and wrote “At a time when mediocre thrillers and vapid feel-good dramas are a dime a dozen in Malayalam cinema, such well-packaged fun films are indeed a breath of fresh air.