There was a time when dubbed versions of Telugu movies did really rule Mollywood. Dubbed versions of such films did mint good collections from the box office.
Here we are going to list the names of Malayalam dubbed versions of 5 Telugu movies which fetched good money from the Kerala box office.
Well, this movie would definitely top the list as the movie did get a grand opening and sustained collections thereafter. The film went on to become a blockbuster.
It could easily be said that the film Arya started off this trend. The film which was a big hit in Tollywood went on to become a big hit in Mollywood also and Allu Arjun became a star in Kerala.
If Arya established Allu Arjun in Mollywood, Happy further elevated his stardom. Happy, which was literally a fun film did run to packed houses in most of the theatres in Kerala.
Happy Days was an instant success. The film undeniably is one of the best campus based films released ever. The movie did win the hearts of the young audiences. Songs of the film are much loved even now.
Arya 2, despite being labelled as an average entertainer, did perform pretty well at the box office. The Allu Arjun sensation did guarantee a good opening for the film in Kerala.
Upto some extent, actor Allu Arjun should be credited for the popularity that dubbed versions of Telugu films are receiving in Kerala.
Earlier, films like Hai Sundari which was the dubbed version of a Chiranjeevi movie did find acceptance in Kerala.
But after a hiatus, it was Allu Arjun who brought back the sensation of dubbed Telugu films to Kerala. Actors even decided to release the dubbed version at the same time of the original film's release.
Allu Arjun has got a huge fan base in Kerala and the good opening that his films received, simply proves that.
But, with the fresh waves hitting the Malayalam cinema, filmgoers have got back to Malayalam films, which has reduced the demand for dubbed films a bit.
Allu Arjun's upcoming film is Yodhavu, which is the dubbed version of his next Telugu movie Sarrainodu.