Multi-starrer survival drama “2018-Everyone is a Hero,” based on the Kerala floods that year is India’s official entry to the Academy Awards 2024, the Film Federation of India announced here on Wednesday.
Addressing a press conference, Girish Kasaravalli, noted film maker and chairman of the selection committee announced that the Malayalam movie has been picked for its very relevant theme on climate change and the travails of people vis-a-vis what has been understood as development in the society.
As many as 22 films including The Kerala Story (Hindi), Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani, Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway (Hindi), Balagam (Telugu),Vaalvi (Marathi), Baaplyok (Marathi) and August 16, 1947 (Tamil) were considered before picking the Malayalam flick, directed by Jude Anthany Joseph.
2018: Everyone Is A Hero is one of the highest grossing Malayalam film ever and during its theatrical run it competed with Adah Sharma’s The Kerala Story. Produced by Venu Kunnappilly, C. K. Padmakumar, and Anto Joseph, ‘2018: Everyone is a Hero’ is directed by Jude Anthany Joseph.
The 96th Oscars for films released in 2023 will be held on March 10, 2024, in Los Angeles.