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Malayalam film, 2018, starring Tovino Thomas to represent India in Oscars 2024

2018: Everyone Is A Hero tells stories of people overcoming hardship against the backdrop of the 2018 floods that caused havoc in Kerala.



Malayalam film, 2018

India’s official entry for the 2024 Academy Awards is the Malayalam film 2018, also known as 2018: Everyone is a Hero, starring Tovino Thomas, the jury, presided over by Kannada director Girish Kasaravalli, announced today. The movie won’t be qualified for the award until it appears on the list of nominees.

2018: Everyone Is A Hero tells stories of people overcoming hardship against the backdrop of the 2018 floods that caused havoc in Kerala. Tovino Thomas plays a young man in the movie who redeemed himself during the floods after leaving the Indian Army with a phoney medical certificate. Along with them, Asif Ali, Lal, Narain, Kunchacko Boban, and Aparna Balamurali play significant roles in the movie.

Under the banners of Kavya Film Company and PK Prime Productions, Venu Kunnappilly, C.K. Padma Kumar, and Anto Joseph produced the film. 2018 turned out to be a huge box office success, and both masses and critics loved the performances of every antor as well as the story was also appreciated.

On Sunday, March 10, 2024, the 96th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC in more than 200 countries from Los Angeles’s Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood.

Chhello Show (2022), Koozhangal (2021), Jallikattu (2020), Gully Boy (2019), Village Rockstars (2018), Newton (2017), and Visaranani (2016) are a few of India’s earlier Oscar entries which were sent for the nominations but unfortunately that didn’t make it to the list. Mother India, Salaam Bombay, and Lagaan are the only Indian films that have received Oscar nominations so far.

India made history at the 2023 Oscars by taking home two trophies. For RRR’s Naatu Naatu, India won the Oscar for Best Original Song. Additionally, the song was played during the Academy Awards ceremony. The second Indian film to win an Oscar was The Elephant Whisperers. The Best Documentary (Short Subject) award was given to the director of the film, Kartiki Gonsalves.


Pankaj Tripathi pooh-poohs joining politics rumour, says still busy with acting



Pankaj Tripathi

Pankaj Tripathi, one of India’s finest actors in the contemporary era, has refuted recent rumours that he would enter politics.

The actor said he is committed to his acting career. Known for his performance as Kaleen Bhaiya in the hit web-series Mirzapur, Tripathi asserted acting is his priority. “Abhi toh filhaal acting ki dukaan achi chal rahi hai (Right now, the acting is keeping me busy),” Tripathi said in an interview.

As Tripathi was currently engrossed in the upcoming Mirzapur 3, he hinted at the dynamic power shifts in Purvanchal but did not reveal much, saying he has only seen his scenes as of now. Tripathi’s performance, though relatively shorter in this latest season, came in for praise.

Tripathi is flush with diverse projects. He will first be seen in Stree 2, slated for an August 15 release, re-essaying his role from the 2018 hit along with Rajkummar Rao and Shraddha Kapoor in its sequel. Anurag Basu’s much-anticipated sequel, “Ludo: Metro In Dino”, completes the mix of categories and storylines for him.

Beginning with animation, Tripathi has walked a path of artistic integrity in Indian cinema and ruthless hunt of excellence. With such a varied collection running the range of types of platforms, he was to accomplish the inspiration of talent and dedication—gripping audiences time and again with new roles.

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Three scary posters announce trailer release of Shraddha Kapoor’s Stree 2



With the trailer of Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao-starrer Stree 2 due to be released on July 18, actor Shraddha Kapoor shared three posters of the film on Instagram.

The release of the highly anticipated sequel to 2018’s Stree is not too far away. The film stars Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao, the sequel is to be released ahead of Independence Day 2024.

After the release of the teaser, the maker will now unveil the movie trailer on July 18. Shraddha has attempted to show a glimpse of the horror in the new film to get viewers excited for the trailer’s launch.

In one poster shared on Instagram, a hand can be seen holding a braid, which appears to be glowing with a bolt of lightning. A shadow is visible in the background, and the line “O Stree Raksha Karna” is also written on top of the poster along with the film’s title Sarkate Ka Aatank, and the poster’s bottom has 2 days written on it.

The second poster shows Shraddha’s character fighting the evil spirit with her braid and the caption says “Aatank jab Chanderi par chhaya tab sabko 1 hi nara yaad aya o stree raksha karna (When terror is let loose in Chanderi, people recalled only one slogan, woman protect us)”. And on the third poster, it says she’s coming to protect everyone from the powers  of the black power in just two days.

The Stree 2 cast features Shraddha Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Abhishek Banerjee and Aparshakti Khurana. Presented by Jio Studios and Dinesh Vijan, the film is directed by Amar Kaushik and produced by Vijan and Jyoti Deshpande. Written by Niren Bhatt, the film’s cinematography is by Jishnu Bhattacharjee.

The film has special appearance galore, they include Varun Dhawan, Tamannaah Bhatia and Akshay Kumar. The film will also stream on Amazon Prime Video after its release.

Stree 2, howeve, will clash at the box office with Akshay Kumar and Taapsee Pannu’s Khel Khel Mein as well as John Abraham and Sharavari Wagh’s Vedaa, which are also releasing on the same date.

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Kalki 2898 AD box office collection day 16: Prabhas movie smashes Rs 1000 crore mark worldwide

The film’s success is proof of Ashwin’s hard work and dedication to the entire cast and crew.



In a sensational comeback, superstar Prabhas has set the box office fire with his latest film, ‘Kalki 2898 AD’. As compared to the other latest films like Indian 2 in the south and Sarfira in the north, the blockbuster ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ is performing well at the box office and crossed the Rs 1000 crore mark worldwide as it enters its third week of release.

Directed by Nag Ashwin, the science-fiction epic, Kalki, has made a record by crossing the Ra 1000 crore mark worldwide in just 16 days. This remarkable beat has not only re-established Prabhas as a powerhouse in the film industry but also set the movie’s status as a global blockbuster.

The movie has been popular in the Telugu-speaking states, which was expected since that’s Prabhas’s home region. On its day 16, the Telugu version of the film earned Rs 1.4 crore and the Hindi version made over twice that amount.

‘Kalki 2898 AD’ takes audiences on a thrilling journey to a terrifying future. The film’s stunning visuals, gripping storyline, and stellar performance of Prabhas as Kalki and other cast captivated viewers worldwide. The film’s success is proof of Ashwin’s hard work and dedication to the entire cast and crew.

Apart from Prabhas, the film boasts a star-studded cast, including Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan, and Kamal Haasan. Each actor has carried an unforgettable performance, adding deepness and richness to the film’s story. Deepika Padukone, in particular, has received praise for her role, showcasing her versatility as an actress.

Ashwin as a director is basically known for his unique storytelling and visionary approach, and in ‘Kalki 2898 AD’, he pushes the boundaries of Indian cinema. He has recently mentioned that around 20 days of filming have already been completed for the sequel, though it doesn’t yet have a release date.

In conclusion, “Kalki 2898 AD” is not just a movie; it’s a phenomenon. The film’s unprecedented success has set new records and raised the bar for Indian cinema. Prabhas’s triumphant return with this sci-fi epic is a testament to his talent and resilience. As the film continues to make waves worldwide, it is clear that “Kalki 2898 AD” will be remembered as a landmark film in the history of Indian cinema.

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