Malayalam films have always been a class apart. And this was proved recently when Jude Anthony Joseph’s 2018: Everyone Is A Hero was selected as India’s entry for Oscars 2024, after being unanimously chosen by a 16-member jury. Given that it recently earned the title of highest-grossing Malayalam film of all time, it comes as no surprise that 2018 is the fourth movie from the industry to be selected for the honour.
The survival film is set against the backdrop of the devastating 2018 floods in Kerala and is a tribute to the people who came together in the face of the disaster to survive and save others.
2018 is a stellar example of how Malayalam films are continuing to take massive strides forward in terms of storytelling, performances and filmmaking techniques. While you can watch this movie right here, here are a few other critically-acclaimed Malayalam films that you need to add to your watchlist, stat!