2018 Surpasses Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan To Become Highest-Grossing Malayalam Film Ever

It is also the highest grossing Malayalam film overseas of 2018.  (Credits: Twitter)

It is also the highest grossing Malayalam film overseas of 2018. (Credits: Twitter)

With a gross of Rs 80 crore, 2018 is now also the top film of Kerala.

Tovino Thomas’ survival drama 2018: Everyone Is A Hero has defied all expectations and emerged as a game-changer in Malayalam cinema. The film has achieved the seemingly impossible feat by breaking records and surpassing the remarkable collections of Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan, which held the coveted title of highest grossing Malayalam film in Kerala. With over Rs 160 crore as worldwide box office collections, 2018 has not only surpassed the epic success of Pulimurugan but also SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion, starring Prabhas in the lead.

Jude Anthony Joseph’s film has struck a chord with the audience, surpassing all expectations, claiming the throne as the new reigning champion by earning Rs 80.11 crore at the box office. According to the report of Forum Keralam, in 2018, it collected more than 2.97 crores on Sunday.

The box office success of 2018: Everyone Is A Hero continues to roar at the ticket window, reports Sacnilk. The remarkable box office performance of the Tovino Thomas-starrer has boosted the film’s India gross collection to Rs 89.85 crore, taking its worldwide box office collection to Rs 156 crore. Apart from this, the film has earned Rs 66.15 crore from the international markets.

Here is a list of the top ten highest grossing films in Kerala:

2018: Everyone is a Hero – Rs. 80.11 crores

Pulimurugan – Rs. 78.50 Crore

Baahubali: The Conclusion – Rs. 73 crores

KGF Chapter 2 – Rs. 66.50 crores

Lucifer – Rs. 63 crores

Bhishma Parva – Rs. 46.50 crores

Drishyam – Rs. 42.50 Crore

Romancham – Rs. 42 crores

Premam – Rs. 41 crores

Vikram – Rs. 40.50 crores

In their review for 2018: Everyone is a Hero, News18 highlighted that the film’s gripping plot explores the hardships faced by the people during the floods while showcasing the unity and support of the people of Kerala. The screenplay skillfully weaves together multiple storylines, seamlessly blending personal conflicts with wider social issues. The screenplay is skilfully crafted, with well-developed characters that engage the audience on an emotional level.

Directed by Jude Anthony Joseph, the film features a talented ensemble cast apart from Tovino Thomas. Kunchacko Boban, Indrans, Lal, Asif Ali, Naren and Vineeth Sreenivasan are among the notable actors who play pivotal roles in the film.