The month of February is in its last leg. For the Malayalam film industry, the month was obviously a fabulous one, as far as the business is concerned, with the big release Ezra ticking in at the expected levels.
As many as 4 major Malayalam movies made it to the theatres with
Jayasurya starrer Fukri being the first Malayalam release
of February. Fukri was followed by movies like Prithviraj
starrer Ezra, Vineeth Sreenivasan's Aby,
Jayaraj's Veeram etc.
Undoubtedly, it is the Prithviraj starrer Ezra,
directed by Jay K that collected the maximum. On this note, we take
you through a round-up of the month of February, which will let you
know more about the movie of the month, star of the month and much
Star Of The Month – Prithviraj
Yes, the actor who impressed one and all with the film
Ezra is definitely our star of the month. He is back to
hits with this blockbuster and once again the actor proved his
capability in delivering big hits.
But beyond that, what made him the star of the month is his new
statement that has inspired millions. In the aftermath of the
devastating incident that an actress had to go through recently,
the actor made it clear that he won't be supporting misogyny in his
Movie Of The Month – Ezra
Undoubtedly, the month of February belonged to this film, which
redefined the concept of horror-thrillers in Malayalam. In the list
of the best horror movies in Malayalam, Ezra directed by
debutant Jay K, ranks high and the phenomenal box office success
that the movie is enjoying now stands as a testimony to
Performance Of The Month – Prithviraj
Coming to the performances of the month, it is Prithviraj's
portrayal of Ranjan Abraham that tops our list. He had to play the
role in a matured way keeping the viewers engaged till the last
minute. The actor with his meticulous act made sure that the
character remains well within the limits set by the author. A brave
Song Of The Month – Theeyame (Angamaly Diaries)
The song Theeyame from Lijo Jose Pellissery's upcoming
film Angamaly Diaries did grab the attention of the
audiences for all the good reasons. Set to tune by Prashanth
Pillai, the song has a very raw and natural flavour associated with
it and rightly, emerged as a big hit among the audiences.
Big Announcement Of The Month – Comeback Of Aadu
The makers of the film Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeeviyaanu,
the film which has attained a cult status within a short span of
time, confirmed that the sequel of the film is on its way. Midhun
Manuel Thomas will be teaming up with Jayasurya for Aadu 2
and the movie will grace the theatres as a Christmas release of
2017. And that was a real big announcement from the team.
Siddique, is considered to be a film-maker with a Midas touch.
Much was expected from his most recent venture Fukri that
featured Jayasurya in the lead role. The film was marginally
successful in setting the cash registers ringing but it is a fact
that the film didn't meet the standards of the director's previous
works leaving many of the viewers disappointed.
Special Mention – Aby And Veeram
Two major Malayalam movies made it to the theatres towards the
fag end of the month. Vineeth Sreenivasan's Aby and
Jayaraj's Veeram did open to some decent reviews. Both the
films require a special mention as it has catered well to their
Ezra, featuring Prithviraj in the lead role has already
crossed the 20-Crore mark at the Kerala box office and is sailing
ahead smoothly to conquer new heights.
January releases like Mohanlal's Munthirivallikal
Thalirkkumbol and Dulquer Salmaan starrer Jomonte
Suviseshangal are continuing their good run at the box
Reportedly, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol has crossed the 50-Crore mark at the worldwide box office whereas Jomonte Suviseshangal made it to the coveted 30-Crore club.