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May 5, 2023
2hr 34min
Status: released

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2018 Movie Details:

Movie Name2018
Original Title2018: Everyone is a Hero
Country India
Language Malayalam
GenreSurvival, Action, Thriller, Drama
Release DateMay 5, 2023
Running Time2hr 38min
CastTovino Thomas
Kunchacko Boban
Asif Ali
Directed by Jude Anthany Joseph
Written byJude Anthany Joseph
Akhil P. Dharmajan
Produced byVenu Kunnappilly
C. K. Padma Kumar
Anto Joseph
Cinematography by Akhil George
Edited by Chaman Chakko
Music bySongs:
Nobin Paul
William Francis
Background Score:
Nobin Paul
Production CompaniesKavya Film Company
PK Prime Production
Distributor Kavya Film Company
Budgetest.₹26 crore
Box Office Collectionest.₹177 crore

2018 Movie Cast and Characters:

  • Tovino Thomas as Anoop, Ex-Soldier
  • Kunchacko Boban as Revenue department staff Shaji Punnoose
  • Asif Ali as Nixon, Mathachan’s younger son
  • Vineeth Sreenivasan as Rameshan, an IT specialist
  • Narain as Winston, Mathachan’s elder son
  • Lal as Mathachan, a fisherman
  • Aparna Balamurali as Noora, T.V reporter
  • Tanvi Ram as Manju, Anoop’s love interest
  • Sudheesh as Varghese
  • Aju Varghese as Taxi Driver Jacob Koshy


It is based on a real incident that happened in August 2018, severe floods affected Kerala due to heavy rainfall. Reported to be the worst flood faced by the state in a century, the disaster killed more than 400 people and displaced almost a million people. While the National Disaster Response Forces and Central Armed Police Forces were deployed on rescue missions, common folk too fought alongside them and did their best to help people in need.

About 2018 Movie:

  • The film was officially announced in September 2018 with the initial title 2403 Ft.: The Story Of Unexpected Heroes, which was later changed to the current title.
  • Principal photography started on 27 May 2022. Locations span across different parts of Thrissur, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Idukki, and Kollam districts. Tirunelveli and Hyderabad were significant locations outside Kerala. The major shooting was done in a 15-acre film set situated in Vaikom.
  • Filming was completed on 12 November 2022. The flood sequences were shot entirely using practical effects.
  • Initially set to release on 21 April 2023, it eventually released on 5 May 2023. It grossed over ₹200 crore (US$25 million) at the box office, to emerge as the highest-grossing Malayalam film of all-time and the eleventh-highest grossing Indian film of 2023.