Kabali, the highly anticipated Rajinikanth movie will hit the theatres this Friday (July 22nd). The release of Kabali is undoubtedly a big threat to the recently released Malayalam films, including Kasaba.
The Mammootty starring police story is performing extremely well at the box office and has made a gross collection of about 13 Crores, so far. Kasaba is expected to cover 15 Crores by this weekend.
But, the analysts state the release of Kabali will change the things for the Nithin Renji Panicker directed movie. The Rajinikanth starrer is releasing in 300 Kerala screens, while Kasaba has only been screened in about 140 theatres.
So, it is obvious that the Mammootty movie will lose the footing at the box office, by the upcoming weekend. Rajinikanth's strong fan base in Kerala and the pre-release hype will make the things even easier for Kabali.
Kabali Poster Courtesy: Vinci Raj
The trade analysts expect that the Pa Ranjith movie will emerge as the other language film to earn the biggest initial collection from the Kerala box office. Kabali is distributed in Kerala by Mohanlal's MaxLab and Aashirvad Cinemas.
Kasaba, on the other hand, has already been witnessing a severe downfall in the collections, owing to the mixed reviews and issue with the Kerala Women's Commission. Let us wait and see how Kasaba will thrive the clash with Kabali.