Malayalam movie Pazhassi Raja by hit team MT Vasudevan and Hariharan has taken over the screens in Kerala by a storm. The movie with its Rs 1.53 crore collection on its opening day has set a new record in the history of Malayalam cinema. What has been even encouraging has been that the movie has repeated this historic feat in its successive days of run as well.
An elated producer Gokulam Praveen was heard saying, “We are very happy with the film and its gargantuan opening, which also justified our faith in the team." It is expected to have crossed the mark of 4 crores in its first three days from nearly 125 theatres where it was released on October 16. So too the satellite rights have touched an all time high of 2.6 crores for any Malayalam movie.
Pazhassi Raja has set a new standard in the Malayalam film industry with its Hollywood style of film-making and standard at par with that of the West. Mammotty, Sarath Kumar and Manoj K Jayan deserve special mention for their acting prowess and it goes without saying that the rest of the crew have only augmented the success quotient. The Tamil version will strike the screens on the 30th of this month in all the major centres in Tamil Nadu. The movie has a long way and success is awaiting it at every doorstep.