The 2018 Malayalam survival drama based on the Kerala floods has broken a new mark by being the highest-grossing Malayalam movie ever filmed. The previous record, achieved by Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan in 2016, has been exceeded. Moreover, Jude Anthany Joseph’s film achieved the remarkable milestone of grossing more than Rs 150 crore at international box offices.
Film’s Box Office Collection
According to reports, the film made Rs 4.20 crore on its 24th day and Rs 1.80 crore on its 25th. The film has a global total of Rs 81.95 crore as of Monday. However, according to the report, the Hindi-language release of the film underperformed expectations, earning only Rs 17 lakhs.
The film 2018, which had a production expenditure of roughly Rs 20 crore, had a lackluster reception on its first day of release. However, it swiftly gained traction after the second day, owing to massively favorable word-of-mouth. As a result, the film’s global box office profits surpassed Rs 30 crore in its debut weekend.
2018 has received widespread acclaim, giving the Malayalam film industry an entirely distinct identity across states and continents. The survival drama is receiving applause at cinemas around the country. 2018 is directed by Jude Anthany Joseph and has an extravagant budget. It stars Tovino, Asif Ali, Kunchako Boban, Lal, Narain, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Aparna Balamurali, and Tanvi in major parts.
The film, which was launched on Friday, was released in many languages, including dubbed versions in Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. The filmmaker was able to recreate the Kerala floods thanks to the creative assistance of capable production and creative teams led by production designer and art director Mohandas. Venu Kunnappilly, CK Padma Kumar, and Anto Joseph produce the film through their companies, Kavya Film Company and PK Prime Productions. After Malikappuram, this is Kavya Film Company’s second back-to-back hit.
A week after its debut, P S Sreekala, the head of Kerala’s Knowledge Economy Mission, harshly criticized the movie. She voiced her distaste for the film on Facebook, calling out factual inaccuracies and lies in it. However, Sreekala stressed the value of the director’s careful study, pointing out that the chief minister’s image as powerless was untrue because he was instrumental in organizing the rescue efforts.
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