Malayalam cinema is definitely going places. Unlike in the past, Malayalam movies now have huge demand outside the State, especially in places like Chennai, Bangalore etc.
Here, we list 6 Malayalam movies which were a big hit in other states also. Take a look.
Go through the slides to know about the films..
New Delhi (1987)
The film did mark the comeback of Mammootty after a dull period. It was a big hit at the Kerala box-office and at the same time it did make it big in Tamil Nadu. The movie did have a grand run in Chennai city.
Oru CBI Diarykurippu (1988)
The film was a trendsetter in Mollywood and the film also went on to win the hearts of Tamil audiences. It was huge hit that the film completed 365 days of run in Chennai Saffire theatre.
Samrajyam, which had Mammootty in the lead role found wide acceptance in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The film did have a long run in certain theatres of both the states.
Drishyam, which is the biggest blockbuster in the history of Malayalam cinema did have a dream run in places outside Kerala. It went on to complete 100 days of run in centres like Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad etc.
Bangalore Days (2014)
Bangalore Days had one of the biggest releases of Malayalam films outside Kerala. The film was released with subtitles that really helped it to grab the interest of viewers. The film did run well in centres like Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Premam went on to become a sensation that appealed even to the viewers of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka etc. In fact, the film did complete 300 days of run in Chennai city. After 250 days of run, the film again had a re-release in Chennai.
Back in the past, Malayalam movies had a market which was largely confined to the State of Kerala alone. With the exceptions of superstars' films, which did have takers outside the State.
With the passage of time, there has been a comprehensive change in the attitude of non-Malayali viewers. Now, people from other states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh etc. are eager on watching Malayalam movies.
We all know how well Premam performed in Chennai. The film went on to complete 300 days in a centre in Chennai alone.
The success of recent films like Charlie, Kali, Jacobinte Swargarjyam etc. in cities like Chennai and Bangalore has opened a great avenue in front of Malayalam cinema.
Such a change is definitely a good one for Malayalam film industry as the budget constraints would shrink as the scope of the films are expanding.
This change once again proves that what matters the most is quality and underlines the fact that quality films would always have takers.