Big budget films do come with loads of expectations attached to them. Most of the times, we have seen such burden of expectations badly affecting the movie.
Today, we are going to discuss about some big budget Malayalam
films which came with huge hype and expectations, but turned out to
be huge disappointments. Take a look.
This Mammootty starrer directed by Joshiy had its script written
by Renji Panikker. The film made under a huge budget came with
loads of expectations but much to the disappointment of the fans,
the film failed to meet the expectations.
Casanovva had a great pre-release hype. Various
promotional activities, the huge canvas and more importantly
Bobby-Sanjay and Rosshan Andrrews teaming up with Mohanlal, all
these raised the expectations of people. The film went on to be a
The King And The Commissioner (2012)
A cross-over film with two of the iconic characters of Malayalam
cinema. What else was needed to raise the expectations of the
people? But, Shaji Kailas and Renji Panikker failed this time to
meet the expectations of the viewers.
Aashiq Abu joining hands with Mammootty, that too, for a stylish
gangster flick!It is normal for the audiences to expect a lot. But,
the film got very poor reviews and flopped at the
Lailaa O Lailaa (2015)
Much was talked about the film before its release. The never
seen before kind of action sequences, script by Suresh Nair etc
were the talking point of the film. But, the film was a colossal
disappointment and lack of content heavily affected the
Double Barrel (2015)
The film had an ensemble star cast and a very promising team
behind the cameras. The film definitely was a fresh attempt from
the makers but it wasn't able to satisfy all kinds of audiences
Most of the films in the above list were made under a huge
canvas and automatically it went on to raise the expectations of
the viewers, with a huge pre-release hype. If Mammootty or Mohanlal
is a part of the project, the expectations reach another
Lack of proper marketing and the false impressions given about a
film have an adverse affect on the film. All such tactics may
guarantee a huge initial collection, but would be hard to sustain
the same performance at the box-office.
Similar are the cases of sequels in Malayalam films. Most of
them come out with the baggage of expectations created by the
prequels. But, more often, we have seen sequels not maintaining the
standards of the prequels.
But, there have been exceptions like Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja, which was made under a huge budget and came with loads of expectations and hype, but still went on to satisfy the viewers largely.