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.
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.