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, Ranjith.
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.