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 more..
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 films anymore.
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 that.
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 performance indeed.
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 genre lovers.
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 office.
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.