It is common for the small budget movies to face the heat of Superstar films at Box Office, when it gets simultaneously released with them. Latest add to the list of movies, which was edged by the big movies of Malayalam is Medulla Oblongata. The film, which was released along with Mohanlal starrer Mr Fraud and Manju Warrier's How Old Are You was the remake of Tamil movie Naduvula Konjam Pakkatha Kaanom.
Director Suresh Nair, who was in a lurch for his
movie getting neglected in front of big movies, has now come up
with a bright idea - to release the film later. However the
director's plan have now hit a rough patch as the case has been
filed against the makers by questioning the re release of the
Explaining the scenario and mind-set of Malayalam audience,
director Suresh Nair said, "The film got postponed a lot due to
unavailability of theatres. But when it got released, it was the
wrong time. The scenario in the Malayalam industry is such that
unless there is a superstar in the film, it doesn't get good
theatres, regardless of the quality of the film. All that the
theatres offered to me were morning shows and noon shows, that too
very few theatres. But I don't blame the exhibitors; they won't get
a full hall unless it is a superstar film. I would blame the
audience for not giving the smaller films a chance."