2018 (also marketed as 2018: Everyone is a Hero) is a gripping survival thriller film in the Malayalam language from India. The film is directed by Jude Anthany Joseph, who collaborated with Akhil P. Dharmajan on the screenplay. Tovino Thomas, Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Lal, and Narain headline the cast, with a talented ensemble supporting their performances.
2018 Malayalam Movie 2023 Cast, Plot, Production, & Reception
Drawing inspiration from real-life events during the devastating 2018 Kerala floods, the film portrays a compelling narrative. Initially scheduled for release on 21st April 2023, the film faced a delay and finally hit theaters on 5th May 2023. It quickly gained immense popularity and success, grossing a staggering 100 crores within just 11 days of its release.
Noora, a television journalist, covers a story on the water scarcity issue in Pondicherry. While driving, her car is involved in a collision with a truck driven by Sethupathi, who was transporting explosives to Kerala. Anoop, a former military personnel, works as an assistant at Bhasi’s store, a visually impaired individual. Manju, previously employed in Delhi, joins a local school as a teacher.
Meanwhile, two fishermen named Mathachan and his son Winston find themselves trapped at sea during a thunderstorm. After an arduous struggle, they eventually make it safely to the shore. Rameshan, an IT specialist based in Abu Dhabi, faces difficulties in his relationship with his ailing wife, Anupama. Despite this, he decides to prioritize her well-being over his work commitments. The Home Secretary, Shaji Punnoose.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Renji Panicker||Anupama’s Father|
|Kunchacko Boban||Shaji Punnoosse|
|Aju Varghese||Jacob Koshy|
|Shivada Nair||shoji’s Wife|
In 2018, Tovino Thomas was cast in a major role in Maari 2 with Dhanush which was his Tamil debut.
The film based on the 2018 Kerala floods has Tovino Thomas, Asif Ali, and Kunchacko Boban.
Actor Kunchacko Boban, who played an important role in the film, has now penned a note, cheering his team for the immense success of ‘2018’.
The movie was formally announced in September 2018 under the title “2403 Ft.: The Story Of Unexpected Heroes,” but the title was subsequently changed to its current name.
Principal photography for the film commenced on May 27, 2022. The shooting locations encompass various areas within Thrissur, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Idukki, and Kollam districts. Additionally, Thirunelveli and Hyderabad served as significant filming locations outside of Kerala.
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|Box office||est. ₹160 crore|
|Directed by||Jude Anthany Joseph|
|Distributed by||Kavya Film Company|
|Edited by||Chaman Chakko|
|Music by||Nobin Paul
|Produced by||Venu Kunnappilly
C. K. Padma Kumar
|Kavya Film Company
PK Prime Production
|Release date||5 May 2023|
|Running time||154 minutes|
|Written by||Jude Anthany Joseph
Akhil P. Dharmajan
Gopika from The Times of India awarded the film a rating of 4 out of 5 stars and praised the quality of the writing, highlighting the commendable work of Akhil P Dharmajan and Jude. The cinematography by Akhil George was also given special mention. Additionally, Chaman Chacko’s editing and the high-quality visual effects were recognized, making the movie a worthwhile watch.
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