Mollywood hasn't had the chance to bring up a list like the 100 Crore club in Bollywood, Kollywood and Tollywood as the market of Malayalam films is comparatively lesser.
But, Malayalam films could definitely make up an 'Elite 300
club', which would consist of Malayalam films that ran for more
than 300 days at theatres.
Here we list some of the Malayalam films which completed
300 days or more in the theatres. Go through the slides to know
more about the films..
Godfather directed by Siddique-Lal has the distinction
of being the longest running film in the history of Malayalam
cinema. The film ran for 404 days at a theatre in Trivandrum. The
film ran for 97 days in regular shows and later it was reduced to a
Chithram is one of the longest running films in the
history of Malayalam cinema. The film also holds the record of
completing 300 days in maximum number of theatres, that too, in
Kilukkam directed by Priyadarshan went on to break many
box office records. The film was the first Malayalam film to gross
5 Crores at the box-office. Kilukkam too, crossed 300 days
in a couple of theatres.
Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha (1989)
Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha is one such film that became a
big hit in award circuits as well as, in the theatres. The film did
run for more than 300 days in selected theatres.
Manichithrathazhu enjoyed a phenomenal run at the
theatres. The film crossed 300 days in three theatres and went on
to become a cult-classic. No wonder why Manichithrathazhu,
is one of the films which has been remade to most number of
Hitler, directed by Siddique-Lal did break many box
office records back then. The film went on to complete 300 days of
run at the theatres. It did also holds the record for the maximum
number of housefull shows in theatres.
Oru CBI Diarykurippu (1988)
Oru CBI Diarykurippu had a sensational run in Tamil
Nadu just like Kerala. The film completed 300 days of run at Safire
theatre in Chennai.
Well, Premam might not have completed 300 days of run at
theatres in Kerala, but, it definitely achieved this landmark in
Tamil Nadu. Premam, did have a phenomenal run at a theatre in
Chennai when it completed 300 days of run at that particular
Well, films completing 300 days in theatres are a rarity
nowadays, with exceptions like Premam and
Drishyam which had a phenomenal run at the
Nowadays, it is even hard to pinpoint movies that completed 100
days of run at theatres. It is not that the quality of the films
have come down, but with multiplexes coming into action and wide
release coming into foray, we can't expect a film to complete 300
days of run at a theatre.
But, with the number of theatres increasing, the collections have also soared to new heights. Even though, we are yet to cross the 100 Crores mark, Malayalam film industry can proudly say that they have made it to 50 Crores club with films like Premam, Drishyam, Ennu Ninte Moideen etc. entering the club.