Malayalam's biggest ever multi-starrer Twenty:20, directed by veteran Joshi and produced by actor Dileep's Grand Production on behalf of AMMA (Association of Malayalam Movie Artists) as part of a fund-raising drive, will complete its 100 day run this week. Released on November 5, 2008 with approximately 25 prints, including 4 prints in the USA, 11 prints in the UAE, and 7 prints in Tamil Nadu, the film is still running successfully in more than ten centres in the state.
According to reports, Twenty:20, referred to as "the mother of all multi-starrers of Malayalam cinema", has already made around 20 crores from its 13 week run. The film broke the collection record in the first day with Rs. 2.6 crores gross and collected over 10 crores in the first week itself.
The first week's distributors' share of collections was Rs. 5.72 crores, making it the highest grossing Malayalam film in the opening week. The film managed to secure third position in the Top 5 list of Tamil Nadu box office in the opening week, a rare feat for a Malayalam film.
Twenty:20 has an elaborate line up of 65 stars that includes Madhu, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Sureshgopi, Jayaram, Dileep, Prithviraj, Mukesh, Manoj K. Jayan, Balachandra Menon, Kalabhavan Mani, Indrajith, Jayasurya, Jagathy, Innocent, Harisri Asokhan, Salim Kumar, Cochin Haneefa, Manian Pillai Raju, Indrans, Captain Raju, Rahman, Siddique, Lal, Sai Kumar, Biju Menon, Kaviyoor Ponamma, Sukumari, Kavya Madhavan, Navya Nair, Padmapriya, Bhavana, Samvrutha, Vimala Raman and Kalpana.