Malayalam film ‘2018’ selected as India’s official entry for Oscars 2024

A scene from '2018'

A scene from ‘2018’ Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The Film Federation of India members have selected Malayalam survival drama 2018 (also known as 2018: everyone is a hero) as India’s selection for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 96th Academy Awards, which is scheduled to take place next year.

The jury members gathered in Chennai picked up several shortlisted films. Earlier today, this was announced at a press meet at The South Indian Film Chamber of Commerce, Chennai.

Also Read: Jude Anthony Joseph on his Malayalam film ‘2018’: ‘Everyone is a hero’

Addressing a press conference, noted filmmaker and chairman of the selection committee, Girish Kasaravalli announced that the Malayalam film has been selected for its very relevant theme on climate change and the hardships of the people, which is being considered as a development. I have understood. Society.

FFI President Ravi Kottarakara said a 16-member selection committee led by Kasaravalli screened the films.

22 movies including story of kerala (Hindi), Rocky and Rani’s love story, Smt Chatterjee vs Norway (Hindi), Balagam (Telugu),Valavi (Marathi), Baaplyok (Marathi) and 16 August 1947 (Tamil) was considered before selecting the Malayalam film.

2018Directed by Jude Anthony Joseph, it stars Tovino Thomas, Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Aparna Balamurali, Kalaiyarasan, Narayan, Lal, Indrans, Aju Varghese, Tanvi Ram, Shivada and Gautami Nair.

The film narrates the severe floods that affected Kerala in August 2018 due to heavy rains. Described as the state’s worst flood in a century, the disaster killed more than 400 people and displaced nearly one million people.

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