Tovino Thomas calls SS Rajamouli an 'inspiration' as his blockbuster film 2018 releases in Telugu

Tovino Thomas' interacted with media and called SS Rajamouli 'inspiration' as his Malayalam film 2018 releases in Telugu.

Updated on May 27, 2023   |  07:51 PM IST  |  178.4K
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Tovino Thomas calls SS Rajamouli an 'inspiration' as his blockbuster film 2018 releases in Telugu (PC: RRR Instagram)

Key Highlight

Tovino Thomas' film 2018, which emerged as one of the highest grosser in Malayalam cinema, has released in Telugu. The film left an impressive mark in Malayalam with its box office records. After the great reception from the audience, the team decided to release the film in all languages as well. 

The makers recently released the Tamil and Telugu versions of the film and both opened to great reviews from the audience. Tovino Thomas addressed the media in Hyderabad and called RRR filmmaker SS Rajamouli an inspiration.

Speaking on the occasion, Tovino said, "The term pan-India was coined after Bahubali was released. Thanks to Rajamouli sir. And now, he is taking Telugu cinema to another level and it has got global visibility after RRR. The way his movies are made, the way he showcases his movies and ensures that the film reaches every part of the world, is amazing."

He added, "He is a true inspiration for every filmmaker in every nook and corner of India, to follow his footsteps, chase their dreams and make movies that are appreciated all over the world. I really believe the Indian film industry has the potential to be big. Many industries are producing amazing movies and I am sure in the coming years we are going to see amazing responses from all over the world."

About 2018

2018 recorded a sensational hold at the box office for three weeks. 2018 is poised to become the first Malayalam film to go over Rs. 150 crores in the next couple of days. In Telugu states and Tamil as well, the film is receiving huge responses from the audiences. 

2018 is helmed by the talented filmmaker Jude Anthany Joseph. The film revolves around the Kerala state's survival of the extremely disastrous floods the state witnessed in 2018. It stars Kunchacko Boban, Vineeth Sreenivasan, Asif Ali, National award-winner Aparna Balamurali, Aju Varghese and others in key roles.

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