The Great Father, the Mammootty movie had a massive opening at the Kerala releasing centres, with a record number of scenes. Now, The Great Father has surpassed the day 1 collection record set by Mohanlal's Pulimurugan.
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The Mammootty starrer made a total gross collection of Rs. 4,31,46,345 (4.31 Crores) on the first day of release, thus emerging as the all-time highest initial collection-grosser of Malayalam cinema. Lead actor Mammootty and producer Prithviraj announced the news through their official Facebook pages, today (March 31).
Prithviraj's Facebook Post
Prithviraj, the co-producer of the The Great Father officially announced the news through his Facebook page. The actor posted a heartwarming message to the audiences and thanked them for their support.
The Great Father Beats Kabali
As we all know, Rajinikanth's Kabali was the all-time highest initial collection-grosser of Kerala box office (4.25 Crores gross). Now, The Great Father has primarily surpassed the record set by Kabali, by fetching the all-time highest initial gross collection made by a movie at the Kerala box office.
Surpassed Pulimurugan's Record
Pulimurugan set a record by emerging as the second all-time highest initial-grosser of Kerala box office after Kabali, by collecting 4.08 Crores on its release day. The Mohanlal movie was the top grosser, when it comes to the Malayalam industry. Now, The Great Father has surpassed the record set by Pulimurugan.
Record Number Of Screens
The Great Father was screened in 202 theatres, and 241 screens, thus emerging as the biggest ever release of Malayalam movie industry. The movie had about 958 shows on its releasing day, including the late night shows,
The Challenges Ahead
The trade experts expect The Great Father to beat all the records set by Pulimurugan, including the first-weekend collection record, fastest 10-Crore movie, 25-Crore, and 50-Crore club records. If things follow at the same rate, the Mammootty starrer can definitely overcome those challenges.
Mammootty's First 50 Crore Club Entry
The team members and trade analysts also expect that The Great Father will emerge as the first 50-Crore movie, and the all-time highest grosser, in lead actor Mammootty's career.
The Outside Kerala & Overseas Release
The Great Father will be screened outside Kerala, in all the major Indian cities, today (March 31). The Mammootty starrer is expected to have an overseas release, by the first week of April 2017.
The Great Father, which marked the directorial debut of Haneef Adeni, has been widely accepted by both the family audiences and youth. The major highlight of the movie is that it is not just another megastar film, but deals with a socially relevant topic.
Mammootty has essayed the role of David Ninan, a builder in the movie, which stars Baby Anikha in the role of David's only daughter, Sara. Popular actress Sneha has essayed the female lead, while Tamil actor and co-producer, Arya plays a pivotal role.
Haneef Adeni himself has penned the script for the movie. Roby Varghese Raj is the director of photography. Gopi Sundar and Sushin Shyam have composed the music. The Great Father is produced by Prithviraj, Santhosh Sivan, Shaji Nadesan, and Arya, for August Cinema.