2018 OTT release date: When and where to watch this survival thriller starring Tovino Thomas, Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Lal

The survival genre is one that is still to a large extent underutilized in India. Insufficient numbers of movies are made that center on natural or man-made disasters and other similar scenarios in which the primary focus is on how individuals prevail in challenging circumstances. On the other hand, once they are released, these movies often perform quite well at the box office. The film “2018” in the Malayalam language is an excellent representation of this point.

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2018 OTT Release Date

2018 is all set to be premiered on 07 June 2023 on Sonyliv.

Already a hit at the box office, the movie stars Kunchacko Boban and Tovino Thomas, among other notable actors. The motion picture will now have its first appearance on digital platforms. Find out when and where you can watch the “2018” on a streaming service here.

On Wednesday the 7th of June, fans will be able to stream the survival-thriller movie that is available on SonyLIV. Therefore, in a little more than a week, you will have the opportunity to see the movie in the comfort of your own home.

Jude Anthany Joseph and Akhil P. Dharmajan are credited with writing the screenplay for the Malayalam film adaptation of the survival thriller. The flooding that occurred in Kerala in 2018 served as the basis for the genuine events shown in the film.

When and Where to Watch 2018

You can watch this survival thriller on Sonyliv from 07 June 2023.

It has earned more than Rs. 160 crores from theaters all over the world, making it the most successful film ever produced in the Malayalam language film industry. It’s noteworthy to note that the movie was released on May 5, which means that the total was made in a period of time shorter than a month.

‘2018’ is one of the few movies that successfully engages the audience and transports them on a trip alongside the characters in the story. The plot isn’t particularly complex, and there aren’t any huge turns or twists, but what elevates it to the level of greatness is the excellent characterization and narration.

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The narrative that Director Jude Anthany Joseph offers is one that moves the viewer emotionally. The spectators could be thrown off by the characters in the first half of the movie, but as the second half goes on, the director’s goals become more and more obvious. The story is captivatingly told by him, and the feelings he conveys are so endearing that it’s impossible not to feel what’s happening on screen thanks to his acting.

What’s the story of 2018

Anup, played by Tovino Thomas, is a former soldier who quit the military due to his dread of dying in combat. While Mathachan (Lal) and his son Winston (Narain) make a living off of fishing, Koshy (Aju Varghese), the third member of the family, works as a taxi driver for tourists. Ramesh (Vineeth Srinivasan), an IT worker in Dubai, is having marital problems with his wife in India, and Sethupathi (Kalayirasan), a truck driver from Tamil Nadu, agrees to deliver explosives to Kerala. Both of these events take place while Ramesh (Vineeth Srinivasan) is in Dubai. The year 2018 finds Kerala being ravaged by floods, and the narrative focuses on the difficulties of the protagonists as well as the effects of the disaster on the people of Kerala. How did they manage to avoid death during such a catastrophic event? The movie provides all of the solutions.

Cast & Crew of 2018

Tovino Thomas, Kunchacko Boban, Asif Ali, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Lal, Narain, and more actors appear in the movie.

Tovino Thomas ought to be commended for accepting this script despite the fact that he does not play the main character. His transformation from a coward who shies away from death to a man who faces danger head-on and defies the odds in order to save more than one person is a strong example of good character design.
An outstanding performance is given by Lal, who portrays the role of Mathachan, as a fisherman who makes a huge contribution to assisting thousands of people in surviving the disastrous floods. While the rest of the ensemble does a good job with the roles they are given, Narain and Kalayirasan’s performances stand out due to the quality of the impressions they leave on the audience.
2018 OTT release date
In addition to the tale, the film’s exceptional camera work and remarkable background score contribute significantly to the film’s tense atmosphere, which is notably prevalent in the film’s second half. They make a substantial contribution to the movie, and they keep the audience on the edge of their seats the whole time.

Jude Anthany Joseph deserves praise for filming a realistic movie that demonstrates the concerns of a variety of people as well as their eventual choice to stand up for their fellow humans in the midst of a natural disaster. His writing is also very strong, particularly in the second half, in which he expresses the feelings of the characters in a way that is believable.

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The excellent efforts of composer Nobin Paul, cinematographer Akhil George, and the entire production design team helped to make the movie into a technological masterpiece, which was made possible owing to their hard work.

The editing work done by Chaman Chakko is satisfactory, but he might have improved the viewing experience of ‘2018’ by cutting a few sequences from the early half of the movie. The production qualities are high, and the effort done on the visual effects helps to create an exciting environment. The Telugu dubbing is also to a satisfactory level.

Deepak Jaiswal
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