In a unanimous decision by the 16-member jury of the Film Federation of India, the Malayalam movie “2018: Everyone is a Hero” has been selected as India’s official entry for the 96th Academy Awards, commonly known as the Oscars. This gripping film, based on the devastating Kerala floods of 2018, is now poised to shine on the global stage when the Oscars take place on March 10, 2024, in Los Angeles.
The competition was fierce, with 22 titles vying for the prestigious Oscar slot. Among them were notable Hindi films like “The Kerala Story,” “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,” “Gadar 2,” “Zwigato,” “The Vaccine War,” and “Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway.” Regional gems such as “Balagam” (Telugu), “Vaalvi” (Marathi), “Baaplyok” (Marathi), and “August 16, 1947” (Tamil) were also contenders. However, it was the unanimous choice of the jury to propel the Jude Anthany Joseph-directed masterpiece, ‘2018,’ into the global spotlight.
“2018” achieved a remarkable milestone in June when its makers proudly announced that it had crossed the Rs 200 crore mark at the box office, solidifying its position as the highest-grossing film in Malayalam cinema.
Where to Watch Malayalam Movie 2018?
For cinephiles and enthusiasts eager to experience this internationally acclaimed film, ‘2018’ is readily accessible for streaming on the Sony Liv OTT platform. It is available in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi, ensuring its accessibility to a wide-ranging audience. The film immerses viewers in the heart-wrenching narrative of the catastrophic 2018 Kerala floods that left a trail of devastation in the state.
Directed by Jude Anthany Joseph, ‘2018’ is a 2023 Indian Malayalam-language epic survival drama that intricately weaves the tale of the harrowing 2018 Kerala floods. The screenplay, co-authored by Akhil P. Dharmajan, masterfully brings to life this monumental disaster. The film boasts an ensemble cast featuring Tovino Thomas, Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Narain, and Lal.
With its Oscar entry and remarkable box office success, “2018: Everyone is a Hero” is not just a movie; it’s a cinematic journey that has captured hearts and is set to make a mark on the global stage at the 96th Academy Awards.