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Big B-Mohanlal's Kandahar falls flat at Box Office?

By: By: Shekhar H Hooli
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Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and Mohanlal starrer Malayalam movie Kandahar, which has hit the screens across the state on 16th December, had created lot curiosity among the film goers before its release. But if we are to go by the Mollywood reports, the film has fallen flat at the Box Office on the first day of its release. Sources claim that the reason behind this is the content of the film.

Major Ravi directed film Kandahar is based on the real hijacking incident of the Indian Airlines Flight 814. The film critics had expected that the content of the movie would impress the viewers a lot. But the presentation of the subject on the screen is said to have confused the audience. Especially, film goers are disappointed very much with the climax of the film. Reports claim that the die-hard fans of Mohanlal have also not been able to digest the film.

Kandahar is said to have been made with a whopping budget of Rs 5.5 crore and producers Sunil Nair and Mohanlal had expected it to do very well at the Box Office. But sources claim that the film has bombed at the Box Office on the opening day. It is reported that it hit 125 screens in Kerala on the first day of its release and the number of screens went down to 80 within is a couple of days.

However, Kandahar is the third film in the 'Major Mahadevan series'. The first movie of the series, Kirtichakra was a runaway success, while the second film Kurukshetra was only an average grosser. The third venture boasts of the big star cast of veterens like Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan and Sumalatha. Now, the question is whether movie would recover its budget and save the producers from suffering loss.

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