Director Ranjith's latest film Thirakkatha, starring Prithviraj and Priyamani in the lead roles, has slowly become a steady box office gainer, in spite of it being the month of Ramzan when collections are normally poor in most parts of Malabar.
"Collections have been steadily increasing after a slow start. People have started coming to watch the film after it created a very positive opinion," said Mohan Kumar, assistant manager, Sree Theatre, Kozhikode. Thirakkatha, arguably the best from script-writer and director Ranjith, has been liked by most people for its interesting story line.
Director Jayaraj commented that the success of Thirakkatha, a film without superstars, is an extremely encouraging sign for filmmakers like him. "It is great to know that there is still an audience for a good, meaningful film. I am now more confident about my next film, Gulmohar, which is due for release," he said.
Director Ranjith, who is incidentally the hero of Gulmohar, said he is delighted to know Thirakkatha had been received well by the discerning Malayalee audience. "I was confident that I had made a good film and it"s heartening to know that it is doing well at the box office," he said.