Not every time, the quality of a movie could be determined by the box office success that it enjoys. Certain films are simply beyond the initial reviews and the hit or flop tags associated with them.
This could be learned from some of the recent Malayalam films, which couldn't make it big at the box office, despite having good content. But, these movies later went on to make it big, after DVD and Torrent releases.
Here, we list some of the Malayalam movies which were box office flops but despite that went on to fetch a place in the mind of the viewers.
Aadu Oru Bheekarajeeviyanu
Aadu was one such unlucky movie, which really didn't get the success that it deserved. The film was thrashed during the time of its release but later on with the release of Cds and DVDs, the film fetched huge acceptance. Now, a second part of the film is in its planning stages.
Fahadh Faasil starrer Haram was one of the early releases of the year 2015. The film met with bad reviews at the time of its release. But, after television screenings and DVD release, the film had a different fate indeed.
Chirakodinja Kinavukal was a film which was completely fresh to Malayalam cinema. The industry got to know what a spoof movie should be like, with this movie. A failure in the theatres, the film later fetched good responses from the audiences upon the release of DVDs.
Another quality film which didn't get the deserved success tag from the theatres. The film was left unnoticed in the Premam wave. But, Lukka Chuppi later went on to win the hearts of the people.
Love 24 X 7
Dileep tried a film of a different genre with Love 24X7. A neat movie, which had some neat performances from the lead actors. But, the film couldn't make a mark at the box office. Later on, after watching the movie in the small screen, the audiences acknowledged the quality of the film.
Here is a movie, which could easily be tagged as one of the best films of the year 2016, so far. Despite getting good reviews, the film failed to draw crowds to the theatres. Now, after DVDs of the film got released, the film has won numerous number of fans.
James And Alice
Prithviraj starrer James And Alice didn't receive favourable reviews during the time of its release in theatres. But, the film was heavily praised once the DVD of the film got released. Now, the film is being hailed as a well-made emotional family drama with a good message.
In fact, there are many more such movies, which didn't receive the right treatment while in the theatres. It is hard to believe that a quality film like Guppy, which is the most recent release among the above listed films, couldn't make it big at the box office.
In fact, Tovino Thomas, who played an important role in the Guppy even came out and asked the audiences whether they would watch the movie it was re-released again. Well, we hope that, in the coming days, quality films would get their due from the theatres itself.