2015 was not a highly successful year for the Malayalam movies. The industry had a very cold start and the first few months were completely disappointing with no major box office successes.
After March, things were totally different. The industry had the first blockbuster of the year with G Prajith directed Nivin Pauly starrer Oru Vadakkan Selfie. It was followed by a series of films, which performed really well at the box office.
Premam, the Alphonse Puthren directed Nivin Pauly starrer is the highest grosser of the year. The movie collected about 63 Crores from the box office.
Ennu Ninte Moideen
The Prithviraj-Parvathy starrer classic love story, which is written and directed by debutante RS Vimal, performed extremely well at the box office. The movie comes in the second position with a gross collection of 58 Crores.
Amar Akbar Anthony
Amar Akbar Anthony, the comical thriller, which starred Prithviraj, Jayasurya, and Indrajith in the title roles, comes in the third position. The Nadhirshah directed movie collected about 48 Crores at the box office.
Oru Vadakkan Selfie
The Nivin Pauly starrer, which is directed by G Prajith and penned by Vineeth Sreenivasan, comes in the fourth place with a collection of 23 Crores at the box office.
Bhaksar The Rascal
The superhit Mammootty-Nayantara starrer, directed by senior film-maker Siddique, comes in the fifth position, with a gross collection of 20 Crores.
The Salim Ahamed directed Mammootty starrer, is not only one of the best films of the year; but also made it in to the top 10 grossers list. The movie collected 15.20 Crores at the box office.
Even though the movie earned mixed reviews from the audiences and critics, the Ranjith directed Mohanlal starrer made it into the 7th position with a collection of 15 Crores at the box office.
Anarkali, the directorial debut of scenarist Sachi, which stars Prithviraj in the lead role, comes in the 8th position with a collection of 14.50 Crores.
Life Of Josutty
Life Of Josutty, the movie which marked the second collaboration of Dileep and Jeethu Joseph, comes in the 9th position, with a collection of 12.80 Crores.
Ennum Eppozhum, the Mohanlal-Manju Warrier starrer failed to meet the expectations of audiences and critics. But the Sathyan Anthikad movie made it into the 10th position, with a collection of 11.50 Crores.
But in overall, it was not a profitable year for the industry. According to the trade analysts, the total loss of the Malayalam movie business is about 280 Crores, in 2015. It is undoubtedly a shocking information for the industry.
Sadly, among the 152 films released, only about 20 movies managed to taste the success at box office; while rest of them failed miserably. After the overall evaluation, we can say that 2015 was not a satisfying year for Mollywood.
Mollywood's journey started this year with the release of Sand City, the romantic thriller directed by actor-director Shankar. The industry witnessed approximately 1536 releases so far. Adi Kapyare Koottamani, directed by debutante John Varghese is the last release of the year.
Prithviraj starrer Picket 43, the emotional drama film, directed by Major Ravi, is the first success of the year. Alphonse Puthren directed romantic comedy Premam, which also had Nivin in the lead, remains the highest grosser of the year.
Premam was expected to break the collection records of Drishyam and emerge as the highest ever grosser of the industry. But the piracy issues badly affected the collection of the movie and it ended up as the second highest ever grosser of the industry.
Here we present the 10 highest grossers of Malayalam Cinema, 2015. Check out the slides and post your valuable comments on the comment box below....