Filmmaker Jude Anthany Joseph’s critically and commercially acclaimed Malayalam film ‘2018’, which hit the screens earlier this year is continuing its dream run at the box-office as it gears up for its pan-India release in Hindi this week.
Starring Minnal Murali fame actor Tovino Thomas, Indrans, Kunchacko Boban, Aparna Balamurali, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Asif Ali, Lal, Narain, Tanvi Ram, Sshivada, Kalaiyarasan, Aju Varghese, Siddique, Joy Mathew and Sudheesh, ‘2018’ will have release not only in Hindi this week but also Tamil and Telugu.
Anthany Joseph said in a statement: “We are extremely proud of the film we have made and ecstatic with the response our film received until now from the critics and the audiences.
“Taking a note of the warmth and love that’s been showered on the film, we have now decided to release ‘2018’ for our audiences nationwide. We are excited and hopeful that the film will continue to make a mark in all states.”
The film’s lead actor Tovino Thomas also shared his gratitude to the audiences, saying: “As a team, we are overjoyed with the love and positive response ‘2018’ has been receiving until now, which is why we are more excited to bring the film for pan-India audiences.
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“More than box-office numbers, it’s the word of appreciation which me and the entire team are getting showered with, that has been very satisfying.”
The film’s co-producer Venu Kunnappilly added: “This film has been such a special journey for all of us. Bringing to the big screen the tragic Kerala floods was an emotional ride and we are glad that our efforts paid off.
“Critics and audiences have bestowed so much love and appreciation on our film and that’s the biggest reward for us. Taking the same into consideration, as makers we have now decided to present ‘2018’ to entire nation. We are looking forward to the response we get from audiences pan-India.”
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The film narrates the story of the devastating Kerala floods that occurred in 2018, when people from all walks of life came together to survive the calamity. The filmmakers have effectively taken forward the message that humanity can win over adversity.
‘2018’ is jointly produced by Venu Kunnappilly, C.K. Padma Kumar and Anto Joseph and distributed by Kavya Film Company.