Jude Anthany Joseph’s 2018 becomes fastest Malayalam film to enter Rs 100-crore club

2018 - Everyone Is A Hero's producers have officially revealed that, just ten days after its debut, the movie has earned over Rs 100 crore at international box offices.

Recently released 2018 - Everyone Is A Hero has served as a light of hope for the industry for several weeks after numerous Malayalam cinema associations complained about the low box office performance of films. The movie continues to bring a sizable audience to theatres every day, even on weekdays, giving the business a much-needed break.

The movie's producers have formally stated that 2018 has gathered over Rs 100 crore in global box office earnings in just 10 days after its debut. Pictures of "houseful" boards adorning theatres screening 2018 are already making the rounds on social media sites. This outstanding accomplishment has made it the first Malayalam movie to enter the exclusive Rs 100-crore club.

Tweet by Co-Producer

Taking to social media, Kavya Film Company, one of the firms that co-produced the film, said: “We are extremely proud and thankful to all our audiences for watching and supporting us to achieve this milestone. Apart from the collection figures, it’s your warmth and love that keeps us moving.. THANK YOU ALL ❤️,” while posting a poster of the film that mentioned: “Fastest 100 crore film ever in Malayalam”.

Jude Anthany Joseph, the director of the movie, chose to be succinct by using only two emojis for heart and prayer to convey his feelings on a similar poster.

According to reports, the 2019 political action thriller movie Lucifer, directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran, previously held the honour of reaching this milestone.

It should be noted that the only other Malayalam movie to have a good theatrical run this year was Romancham (directed by Jithu Madhavan).

According to a report by Manorama Online, the only other Malayalam films in the Rs 100-crore club are Lucifer, Pulimurugan (2016, Dir. Vysakh), Bheeshma Parvam (2022, Amal Neerad), Kurup (2021, Dir. Srinath Rajendran), Madhura Raja (2019, Dir. Vysakh), Mamangam (2019, Dir. M Padmakumar), and Kayamkulam Kochunni (2018, Dir. Rosshan Andrrews).

The film features a star-studded cast including Tovino Thomas, Indrans, Kunchacko Boban, Aparna Balamurali, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Asif Ali, Lal, Narain, Tanvi Ram, Sshivada, Kalaiyarasan, Aju Varghese, Siddique, Joy Mathew, Sudheesh. The technical crew of the film includes Mohan Das as the art director, Akhil George as the cinematographer, Chaman Chacko as the editor, Nobin Paul as the music composer, and Vishnu Govind as the audiographer.

The Indian Express' assessment of the movie stated that it was a tribute to everyone who came together during the Kerala floods and assisted one another, as well as "The Kerala story" that zealots and their bot squads don't want people to know.