The Great Father, the Mammootty starrer is all set to hit the theatres on March 30. It is undoubtedly the most-anticipated Mammootty project in the recent times. Now, the industry is eagerly waiting to know the box office fate of the movie.
The audiences and media have already started the comparisons between The Great Father and Mohanlal's blockbuster movie Pulimurugan. The industry is anxiously waiting to know whether the Mammootty movie will be able to beat Pulimurugan at the box office.
Read the detailed analysis here....
Number Of Screens
If the reports are to be believed, The Great Father is releasing in about 150 theatres all over Kerala. The movie is having an all India release on March 30. When the outside India screens have been considered, the Mammootty starrer is releasing in about 200 screens.
Pulimurugan, which is the most expensive film in Mohanlal's career, was released in about 180 screens all over Kerala. The movie was also released in all the major Indian cities on the same day.
Pulimurugan has about 100 fan shows on the day of its release. As per the latest reports, Mammootty The Great Father is expected to have more than 100 fan shows on its releasing day.
Pulimurugan Initial Collection
Pulimurugan created history by collecting about 4.06 Crores from the Kerala box office alone. The Mohanlal starrer later broke all the pre-existing records of Mollywood and emerged as the first 100-Crore movie of the industry.
The Big Challenge To The Great Father
The Great Father has to face a number of challenges when it hits the theatres as the biggest solo release in Mammootty's career. The trade analysts expect the movie to break the initial collection record of Pulimurugan, by fetching a solid 4.5 Crores initial collection.
The Great Father V/s Pulimurugan
Since both the movies are equally big releases, comparisons are bound to happen. What we are yet to see is whether The Great Father would break Pulimurugan's records and become the first 50-Crore and 100-Crore movie in Mammootty's career..!!!
Expectations are riding high on The Great Father, as the big budget venture marks the first collaboration of young actor Prithviraj with Mammootty, as a producer. The movie is written and directed by newcomer Haneef Adeni.
Mammootty essays the central character David Ninan, a builder in the movie which depicts the story of a father who seeks revenge for his daughter. State award-winning child artist Baby Anikha appears as David's daughter Sara in the movie.
Sneha, the popular actress essays the female lead opposite Mammootty. Tamil actor Arya essay the role of Andrews Eapen, a police officer in the movie. The actor also co-produces The Great Father, along with Prithviraj, Santhosh Sivan, and Shaji Nadesan.
Tamil actor Shaam, Mia George, Malavika Mohanan, IM Vijayan, etc., appear in the supporting roles in the movie. Roby Varghese Raj is the director of photography. National award-winner Gopi Sundar composes the songs and background score.