It's the biggest joyful news for the Malayalam industry as well as Mollywood cinephiles and every Indian! The movie ‘2018’, based on true events with a heart-wrenching story of when Kerala was drastically submerged by floods which led to several devastating moments for the people in the state.
Milestone for Mollywood, 2018's official entry at the Oscars!
Directed by Jude Anthany Joseph, powerfully represented the global issue on-screen which has now achieved them with a milestone of India’s official entry to the Oscars, the Academy Awards!
Tovino Won the Best Asian Actor Award at Septimus 2023!
Not just that, the film starring Tovino Thomas also won an honour at the global awards, at Septimius Awards 2023 with ‘Best Asian Actor’. The actor shared this astounding news with fans on Instagram saying, “Kerala began to fall when unexpected floods knocked on our doors. But then the world saw what Keralites were made of…"
Addressing two back-to-back happy news for the Malayalam film industry, Tovino made an official announcement on his social media handle of ‘2018’ entering into the 96th Academy Awards, in the Best International Feature Film category.
The caption read, “That’s two in a row. Yesterday I received an international recognition for my performance in the movie 2018. Today, the movie itself is representing India at the Academy Awards. Yes, 2018 is India’s official entry for the Oscars. Thrilled, Elevated, Excited… That’s what I’m right now. Hoping to hear “And the Oscar goes to”… Fingers Crossed…"
‘2018: Everyone Is A Hero’ stars Tovino Thomas, Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Narain and Lal with an ensemble supporting cast. Written by Jude Anthany Joseph and Akhil P. Dharmajan, a natural disaster film set during the 2018 Kerala Floods where people from all walks of life faced catastrophic consequences and put in collective efforts to survive the calamity, which resonates with audiences by addressing a global issue that transcends geographical boundaries.
As we await for our film to be announced as ‘and the Oscar goes to…’, the 96th Academy Awards will take place on 10 March 2024 in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.