It seems that Malayalam cinema is following the path of Bollywood and Kollywood films by releasing in foreign markets. Akashagopuram, which is the highest-budgeted Malayalam movie so far, will be releasing in select foreign cities. Apparently, the producers believe that it is important to tap the foreign markets to recoup the investment made.
The producers have entered into various tie-ups to release the film in the US and Europe. Meanwhile, the film, which was released in Kerala on 22nd August, is running with average collections.
The film is based on the classic play 'The Master Builder' by Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen, the story of an architect whose judgment and values get affected by his ambition to remain at the top. The film, which was shot entirely in Great Britain, will release in the US with English subtitles.