Malayalam movies are back in the theatres after the long lockdown break. In the first quarter of 2021, Malayalam movies have succeeded in bringing back the audiences to the theatres. When it comes to the box office, Mammootty starrers The Priest and One, which were released in March 2021, have struck gold.
Even though Malayalam movies that had theatrical releases in the first two months of 2021 failed to perform well at the box office, things have changed with the release of The Priest. The Mammootty starring horror thriller has unarguably managed to revive the Kerala cinema box office and has already earned blockbuster status. It was followed by One, which has also tasted success.
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The Jofin T Chacko directorial, which was released on March 19, has already emerged as the biggest success of 2021 so far. When it completed the first 18 days of its release, The Priest had earned a total gross collection of Rs 16.25 crore from the Kerala box office. The Mammootty-starrer has also earned a net collection of Rs 13.40 crore and a share of Rs 7.5 crore.
The Mammootty starring political drama has been performing decently at the box office. One has reportedly earned a gross collection of about Rs 6 crore worldwide when it completed the first 5 days of its release.
Kala, which features Tovino Thomas in the lead role, has emerged as an average grosser despite getting good reviews. Reportedly, the A certificate of the movie has affected its box office performance.
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This family entertainer which features Kunchacko Boban in the lead role, has ended up as a box office disaster. As per the reports, Mohan Kumar Fans has earned about Rs 1 crore gross collection from its worldwide run, within the first 18 days of its release.
The realistic crime thriller, which received positive reviews from both the audiences and critics, performed average at the box office. Operation Java, which was made on a limited budget, earned a lifetime collection of about Rs 2.55 crore.
Vellam, the Jayasurya starring survival drama hit the theatres as the first release post lockdown. Despite receiving overwhelmingly positive reviews from the critics, the movie ended up as a box office failure and earned a lifetime gross collection of Rs 1.16 crore.