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Directed byK Ganeshan
Written byK Ganeshan
Based onSri Lankan Civil War
StarringSubash Chandra Bose
Music byIlaiyaraaja
Release date
  • 18 May 2018 (2018-05-18)
Running time
130 minutes

18.05.2009 (read as 18 May 2009) is a 2018 Indian Tamil language drama war film written and directed by K Ganeshan.[1] The date of the film title represents the victory day for Sri Lanka as it depicts the eradication of the 30 year long Civil War in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's then President Mahinda Rajapaksa played a pivotal role in eradicating the terrorism from the country.[2] The music is scored by Isaignani Ilaiyaraaja.

Dhaanya made her acting debut through this film which she depicted it as a difficult debut.[3]

The music for the film is composed by veteran music director Ilaiyaraaja.[4]


  1. ^ "18.05.2009 Movie: Showtimes, Review, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos | eTimes". m.timesofindia.com. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Film on Sri Lankan Army's Tamil genocide waging war with censors". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  3. ^ "A difficult debut". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 13 December 2018.
  4. ^ "18.05.2009 Movie (2018) | Reviews, Cast & Release Date in - BookMyShow". in.bookmyshow.com. Retrieved 13 December 2018.