Lucifer, the biggest hit of the Malayalam film industry has completed one year of its release today (March 28, 2019). The movie, which features Mohanlal in the lead role, marked the directorial debut of the young actor Prithviraj Sukumaran. Lucifer emerged as the all-time highest-grossing film of Malayalam cinema and broke all the pre-existing box office collection records of the industry.
Here we present the major factors that made the Mohanlal-Prithviraj Sukumaran project super special. Have a look...
The Characterization Of Stephen Nedumpilly
Stephen Nedumpilly is unarguably one of the most celebrated characters played by Mohanlal in recent times. While most of the complete actor's popular mass characters totally relied on over-the-top lengthy dialogues, Stephen has minimal dialogues. His thought process is mainly conveyed through brilliantly portrayed eye movements and little mannerisms. There is always a mysterious aura around Stephen Nedumpilly, which made the character highly impactful.
The Director Who Knows What He Wants!
Prithviraj Sukumaran has undoubtedly proved that he is a brilliant filmmaker with directorial debut Lucifer. Even though the story premise was familiar to the audiences, the director clearly knew how to elevate the whole experience with exceptional making. According to Prithviraj, he showcased Mohanlal, the actor-hero in the way he loves to watch him on screen, in Lucifer. Well, the audiences loved it too.
The Well-Written Script!
The content is, and will always remain the king when it comes to filmmaking. Even though there was hardly anything new about the core plot, Murali Gopy's well-written script made it a thoroughly entertaining experience. Lucifer doesn't totally rely on its lead actor and hero-worship. Instead, the movie had some well-written supporting characters that got great space in the narrative and neatly placed entertainment factors.
The Brilliant Technical Aspects
Each and every aspect on the technical side, from sound, editing, VFX, and so on were wisely utilized in Lucifer. For example, this Prithviraj Sukumaran directorial has not gone behind the extra-loud background music and overdose of VFX like most of the mass entertainers that were made in our industry earlier. All aspects were used in the perfect ratio, which made Lucifer a totally enjoyable watch.
Brilliant Marketing Stragegy
Lucifer unarguably pushed all the commercial and marketing boundaries of the Malayalam cinema that existed till then. The movie was brilliantly marketed through social media, which helped it reach more and more audiences. The little ideas, like the decision to release a character poster every day before a month of the release, has totally helped in building a huge pre-release hype around the project.