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The First Half Of 2016: Malayalam Movies That Didn't Meet The Expectations!

We are half way down the year of 2016 and the year so far, has been quite an eventful one for Malayalam cinema with good number of films faring well at the box-office.

But, as usual, there were some Malayalam movies that came in with great hype but couldn't meet the expectations of the viewers. Take a look.

Go through the slides to know more about the films..

Darwinte Parinamam

Darwinte Parinamam released with much expectations. The film came in after 4 back-to-back successes of Prithviraj. Moreover, the film was produced by Prithviraj's own banner August Cinema. But, the film failed to live up to the huge expectations.


Leela, has been one of the most awaited films of Ranjith. The film scripted by Unni R finally came in with Biju Menon in the lead role after considering various other actors. Leela also went on to become the first Malayalam movie to have a simultaneous online release. But, the movie that came in with huge expectations couldn't cater to the tastes of general audiences.

Valleem thetti Pulleem Thetti

In fact, Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti did have a huge pre-release hype. The stunning music, comeback of actress Shamlee and the whole new team did soar the expectations of viewers. But, sadly the film didn't manage to impress the viewers upon its release. The lack of a strong script backfired the movie.

James And Alice

James And Alice, which was the third release of Prithviraj, this year so far, was the debut directorial venture of Sujith Vaassudev. Hence, expectations were fair enough on this love story. But, the film only catered to few sections of the audience and viewers criticized the dramatic nature of the film

School Bus

When Rosshan Andrrews teams up with Bobby Sanjay team, the audiences would really expect something special. School Bus definitely had its moments but was unable to live up to the huge expectations of the viewers. The second half of the film didn't go well with the audiences.

Many times we have seen the huge expectations surrounding the film affecting it in a negative way. Most of the films in the above list weren't that bad, but the expectations of the viewers did backfire them to some extent.

Films like Darwinte Parinamam and James And Alice did get a good opening but failed to sustain the box-office collections in the later days.

The first 6 months of 2016 also did witness the comeback of the favourite duo of Siddique and Lal with the film King Liar starring Dileep. The expectations were definitely sky high, since it marked the comeback of the favourite duo of Mollywood.

Eventhough the film didn't meet the standards of the duo's previous movies, King Liar turned out to be a big hit at the box-office collecting more than 20 Crores at the box-office.

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