The month of October has come to an end and the past one month was indeed a happy one for the Malayalam film industry. In fact, it was all about Mohanlal and Pulimurugan, with the movie becoming a huge success at the box office.
Before we step in to the next month, we take you through a monthly round-up, which would let you know more about the movie of the month, star of the month, the song of the month and much more. Read on..
Star Of The Month
Mohanlal, who started off the golden winning streak with Priyadarshan's Oppam continued the phenomenal journey with his most recent release Pulimurugan, which released on October 7, 2016. In fact, his two films, Oppam and Pulimurugan have been the top grossers at the Kerala box office. And he is undoubtedly the star of the month.
Movie Of The Month
Well, no prizes for guessing the answer. The month of October was all about Pulimurugan. The film has scripted some new records at the box office and is all set to become the first Malayalam movie to cross the 100-Crore mark.
Box Office Hits Of The Month
The month of October was mainly about the Pooja releases. Thoppil Joppan, Pulimurugan and Kavi Uddheshichathu were the major movie released during the season. Pulimurugan emerged as an all time blockbuster whereas Thoppil Joppan turned out be a hit. Aanandam, directed by Ganesh Raj also went on to become a hit.
Dark Horse Of The Race
Vineeth Sreenivasan's debut production venture, Aanandam, directed by debutante Ganesh Raj, was released on October 21, 2016. The film which has a host of newcomers in the lead roles, won rave reviews and has found a place of its own at the box office, despite facing stiff competition from Pulimurugan.
Song Of The Month
Definitely, the most talked about and hummed song of this month was the song 'Muruga Muruga..' from the film Pulimurugan. The song set to tune by Gopi Sunder struck the right chords with the audiences and is a super hit.
In fact, as many as 5 major Malayalam films were released in the month of October. Mohanlal's Pulimurugan, Asif Ali's Kavi Uddheshichathu, Mammootty's Thoppil Joppan, Vineeth Sreenivasan's debut production venture, Aanandam, Tini Tom starrer Dafedar etc. were the major releases of the month.
Certain Onam releases too had a good run at the box office in the month of September. Mohanlal starrer Oppam and Jude Anthany Joseph's Oru Muthassi Gadha still continues to do a good business in certain centres in Kerala. In fact, Mohanlal's Oppam has crossed the 50-Crore mark at the worldwide box office making it the sixth Malayalam film to do so.