Kabali fever has gripped the entire nation and the situation in the land of Kerala is no different. The film and the big hype associated with it has even sidelined other Malayalam movies.
Rajinikanth has a huge fan base in Kerala and the big openings that his films receive in the State is a proof of that. Here, we are listing 6 Rajinikanth movies from the past, which have had a dream run in Kerala.
Go through the slides to know more about the films..
Rajinikanth and Mammootty were seen together on-screen for the first time in the film Thalapathi. Kerala audiences grabbed the chance to watch two big superstars together on the screen. The film was a big hit at the Kerala box office.
Baasha was and still is a sensation. The trademark dialogue of the film 'Naan Oru Thadave Sonna..Nooru Thadave Sonna Maathiri' caught the attention of Malayali filmgoers and the film did set a trend back then.
Arunachalam, which released in the year 1997 had a dream run in certain centres in Kerala. The film did go on to complete 100 days of run in selected centres. Films like Aniyathipravu were released at the same time, still the movie had a fascinating run.
Padayappa had the style and substance required for a Rajinikanth movie. This factor particularly attracted the audiences of Kerala and the film had set the cash registers ringing at the Kerala box office.
Shankar and Rajinikanth uniting for the first time, what else was required for the hype to soar to new heights? Both director and actor have a huge fan base in Kerala. The film had garnered a gigantic opening and the collections sustained in the following days also.
Enthiran was different from usual Rajinikanth movies and audiences in Kerala whole heartedly accepted the film. Once again, the combo of Shankar and Rajinikanth sparkled magic at Kerala box office.
No other recent Rajinikanth movie has made such a big pre-release impact in Kerala. His previous two releases, Lingaa and Kochadaiyaan, despite getting good opening, fell flat at the Kerala box office and thus disappointing his fans in Kerala.
But, expectations on Kabali are sky high and the movie is expected strike big at the Kerala box office.
In fact, Kabali is all set to be the biggest release of Rajinikanth in Kerala. The film is all set to be released in 306 theatres across Kerala. Mohanlal and Antony Perumbavoor have grabbed the Kerala distribution rights for the film.
According to the experts, the movie is all set to rewrite many box-office collection records in Kerala. Going by the huge hype and the excellent advance booking status, Kabali has all chances to break the existing Day 1 collection records at the Kerala box office.