Puthan Panam, starring Mammootty in the lead role is all set to hit the theatres tomorrow (April 12, 2017). The film, directed by Ranjith is high on expectations and Mammootty-Ranjith team is expected to strike gold yet again.
The trailer of the film gave us an indication that the film will
be filled with both mass and class elements. There are all reasons
to expect something special from the master film-maker,
Meanwhile, it is after a gap of 1 year that Ranjith is coming up
with a movie. His previous release Leela, did make it to
the theatres in April 2016. Before the arrival of Puthan
Panam, here we take you through an analysis on the box office
performances of Ranjith's previous 5 movies.
The expectations were sky high on this movie, which was the
onscreen adaptation of the critically acclaimed short story
Leela, written by Unni R. But, the cinematic version was
something different from what the audience had expected.
Definitely, the movie was a different attempt and the film was
praised by certain sections of the audiences. Unfortunately, the
film failed to make an impact at the box office.
Box Office Verdict: Flop
Loham, marked the reunion of Mohanlal-Ranjith team and
the film was expected to be a mass movie. But, Loham turned out to
be in the lines of a heist movie with a few mass elements. While
certain section of Mohanlal fans enjoyed the movie, Ranjith fans
definitely didn't. However, the movie did make some big impact at
the box office in its initial days.
Box Office Verdict: Above Average
Njaan, marked the first union of Ranjith and young
actor Dulquer Salmaan. The actor got to play a role with substance
and once again, Ranjith was able to deliver a quality product. The
film was an onscreen adaptation of the book KTN Kotoorum
Jeevithavum. Njaan was a brave attempt but the
entertainment seeking audiences couldn't connect well with the
movie and that was the reason why the film couldn't make it big at
the box office.
Box Office Verict: Flop
Kadal Kadannoru Maathukutty (2013)
Kadal Kadannoru Maathukutty could be easily tagged as one of the
most underrated movies of Ranjith. Probably, the audiences expected
another Pranchiyettan & The Saint from
Mammootty-Ranjith team, but what Kadal Kadannoru
Maathukutty had to offer was something entirely different. The
over expectations bestowed on the movie played spoilsport in the
chances of the movie at the box office.
Box Office Verdict: Flop
Spirit, marked the association of Mohanlal and Ranjith
after a big break. The film, which was high on content was
appreciated both by the critics and the audiences. Ranjith made the
best use of the actor in Mohanlal through this film, which dealt
with a socially relevant issue. Rightly, the film went on to become
a real big hit at the box office.
Box Office Verdict: Superhit
The film-maker hasn't had a real big hit in the recent times. At
the same time, it also has to be noted that his recent movies did
maintain good standrads of its own but somehow, they didn't go down
well with the audiences. Films like Njaan, Leela, Kadal
Kadannoru Maathukutty etc., were quality movies that
unfortunately, couldn't make it big at the box office.
Having said that, Ranjith will definitely hope to get back to the league of big hits with Puthan Panam. Let us hope that Ranjith and Mammootty will once again deliver a quality product with Puthan Panam.