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.
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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
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.