The Pooja holidays did witness a big box office war, with
Mohanlal's Pulimurugan locking horns with Mammootty's Thoppil
The upper hand was for Pulimurugan, with the film
releasing in close to 160 theatres in Kerala. Meanwhile,
Thoppil Joppan released in above 100 theatres.
Pulimurugan has emerged as a big box office success,
with the film breaking many box office collection records. But,
Thoppil Joppan is not far behind; the Mammootty film is
also garnering good collections at the box office.
Recently, in a press meet organised by Trivandrum Press Club,
Johny Antony, the director of Thoppil Joppan, spoke about
the success of the movie.
He stated that Thoppil Joppan became such a big
success, since the makers were able to release the film on the very
same day, along with Mohanlal's Pulimurugan. He also
conveyed that the release date of Thoppil Joppan was
decided way back.
According to him, the competition that surfaced between the big
movies, has helped the movie a lot. The director mentioned that the
support of family audiences have led the movie to become a big
Johny Antony also spoke about the fake news that is spreading
around, regarding Thoppil Joppan's television premieres.
He stated that such practices are not good for the industry and the
makers are planning to launch a complaint with the Cyber
Meanwhile, Thoppil Joppan is enjoying a sweet run at
the box office. Reportedly, the film has grossed 9.5 Crores in the
first week of its release.
All eyes are on the film, as the film has emerged to be one of
the biggest hits of Mammootty in the recent times. We have to wait
and see, to know whether the film would be Mammootty's first entry
to the 30-Crore Club.