Now, we have another reason to say that Mohanlal is the real King of Box Office. The year 2016, so far has been a good one for the actor as he has churned out back-to-back hits, with Pulimurugan being the latest one.
In fact, his last three films Pulimurugan, Oppam and Janatha Garage have turned out to be big blockbusters. This makes him the first superstar of Indian cinema who has earned 3 back-to-back blockbusters in a single year.
Janatha Garage, which released in the month of September, did enter the 100-Crore club in no time and is the highest grosser of Tollywood in this year, so far.
Oppam, which was the Onam release of this year again fetched gold at the box office. The movie, so far has grossed 58 Crores from the worldwide box office. Meanwhile, Pulimurugan, which released on October 7, 2016 has turned out to be an industry hit.
It is not for the first time that Mohanlal has had a hat-trick of successes. Here, we list the 5 previous instances when Mohanlal got back-to-back successes.
Grandmaster-Spirit-Run Baby Run
The year 2012 was indeed a good one for Mohanlal. After the debacle of Cassanova, Mohanlal was in need of a hit and Grandmaster came in at the right time. Ranjith's Spirit continued Mohanlal's winning streak and he achieved hat-trick of hits with his film Run Baby Run, which emerged as a blockbuster.
Christian Brothers-China Town-Pranayam
All the three films were released in the year 2011. Christian Brothers and China Town were multi-starrers and both the films, despite getting not so favourable reviews, emerged as super-hits at the box office. After these movies, Mohanlal came up with critically acclaimed Pranayam, which also turned out to be a hit.
Baba Kalyani-Chotta Mumbai-Hallo
Baba Kalyani was Mohanlal's Christmas release of the year 2006. The film managed to get a hit status. The film was followed by the superhit entertainer Chotta Mumbai, which was the Vishu release of 2007. Later, the actor came up with Hallo, which turned out to be a blockbuster.
Mohanlal offered three classy films, of three different genres. Naran was in the lines of a mass-entertainer whereas Thanmathra, directed by Blessy, was a classic movie which did decent business at the box office. Rasathanthram, which marked the reunion of Mohanlal-Sathyan Anthikkad team, was a family drama and the movie turned out to be a blockbuster.
Out of the above listed three movies, Aaram Thampuran was released in the year 1997 whereas the other two movies were released in the year 1998. Aaraam Thampuran emerged as a blockbuster whereas Kanmadam directed by Lohithadas was labelled as a hit. Harikrishnans, which had Mammootty and Mohanlal in the lead roles also turned out to be a blockbuster.
Mohanlal's next release of the 2016 is Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, directed by Jibu Jacob. The film, which is in the lines of a family entertainer would hit the theatres on December 22, 2016. Let us wait and see whether that film too, would turn out to be a big hit.