Even though, a change in the climax sequences of a film, after the film's release is not so common, there have been such instances where film-makers where pushed to do it.
Here, we are going to list some of the Malayalam films which did
have a revised/re-edited climax portion after their
Go through the slides to know more about the
The case of Harikrishnans was quite different.
Actually, Fazil shot two different climaxes, one which indicated
the character Hari(Mammootty) marrying Pooja(Juhi Chawla) and the
other showed Krishnan(Mohanlal) marrying Pooja(Juhi Chawla). In
areas where Mammootty fans were prominent the former climax was
shown, and in areas where Mohanlal fans were prominent, the latter
Dileep's Gramaphone directed by Kamal is still
considered to be a good work. At first, the film had a tragic
climax, which showed the lead characters played by Dileep and Meera
Jasmine parting ways. But, due to the negative responses from the
audiences, Kamal did re-shoot the climax sequence and showed the
lead pair uniting.
Chakkaramuthu directed by Lohithadas had a different
climax. In the initial version, the character played by Dileep was
shown dying and Kavya Madhavan's character turning mentally ill.
This definitely didn't go down well with the audiences and hence
the director opted for another climax which showed the lead
Lollipop went for a major change in the climax
sequences. In the initial days of the film's release, the film had
a climax which revealed Jayasurya's character to be a ghost, after
narrating the story to the character played by Jagathi Sreekumar.
But, this climax wasn't well-accepted by the audiences and hence it
was removed later on.
Red Wine did receive some negative reviews upon its release. So,
the makers of the film decided to make a slight change in the
climax portions. A portion which had Mohanlal narrating some
philosophical thoughts was removed from the climax
A close look in to the above list, would let you know that most
of the films in the above list have not done that well at the
box-office with the exception of Mammootty and Mohanlal starrer
Harikrishnans, which unlike others, had a twin climax playing the
So, the big question that arises is whether such changes are
necessary or not. Facts prove that such changes in the climax
sequences have not done any good to that particular cinema.
Probably, most of the times, such changes went on to affect the
final product of the film.
But, a situation like that would definitely put the film-makers
in a state of dilemma. Whether to go with the creative side or to
go with the audiences' satisfaction.
At times, film-makers did have to submit to the pressure to make
changes suiting the tastes of the audiences. In films like
Gramaphone and Chakkaramuthu, the makers had to
change the climax sequences since those films had a tragic ending,
which normally doesn't go well with the audiences.
But, nowadays, such sight is not that common, as the audiences and film-makers are much open to experimentation, which is indeed a good sign for Malayalam cinema.