Hit Malayalam survival thriller ‘2018’ set for release in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu on 26 May

2018 narrates the story of the devastating Kerala floods that occurred in 2018 when people from all walks of life came together.


Published May 24, 2023 | 1:00 PM Updated Aug 10, 2023 | 4:06 PM

Tovino Thomas 2018 poster

The makers of Tovino Thomas-starrer 2018 have announced that the survival thriller will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on 26 May.

Directed by Jude Anthany Joseph, the Malayalam-language drama, was released in theatres on 5 May.  It has till date collected over ₹137 crore globally.

“We are extremely proud of the film we have made. Also ecstatic with the response our film received until now from the critics and the audiences. Taking note of the warmth and love shown on the film, we have now decided to release 2018 for our audiences nationwide,” Joseph said in a statement.

2018 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.

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Word of appreciation

Tovino Thomas said the praise the film has received from the audiences has been satisfying.

“As a team, we are overjoyed with the love and positive response 2018 has been receiving until now. This is why we are more excited to bring the film to Pan-India audiences. More than box-office numbers, it’s the word of appreciation with which I and the entire team are getting showered, that has been very satisfying,” the Minnal Murali actor said.

2018 also stars Indrans, Kunchacko Boban, Aparna Balamurali, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Asif Ali, Lal, Narain, Tanvi Ram, Sshivada, Kalaiyarasan, Aju Varghese, Siddique, Joy Mathew and Sudheesh.

Venu Kunnappilly, CK Padma Kumar and Anto Joseph jointly produce the film. It is distributed by Kavya Film Company.

Review: 2018 recreates horrific floods; reminds us of resilience of Keralites

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