Kerala Box Office : 1971 Beyond Borders Collection Report 5 Days
Mohanlal – Major Ravi team’s latest outing 1971 Beyond Borders was released on April 7. The movie had a massive release in 405 screens all over India, marking the biggest ever for a Malayalam movie.
1971 Beyond Borders, fourth installment in the Major Mahadevan series had Mohanlal in a dual role. The movie was opened mostly to lukewarm response from the audience. Critics rated the movie with mixed to negative reviews.
All that has reflected on the box office collections. The movie has managed to gross only 5.5 crores from it’s 5 days theatrical run. This is a below average opening considering the fact that Mohanlal’s previous three releases raked in huge numbers at the box office. The movie, released during the Vishu season, has to compete with several biggies like The Great Father, Puthan Panam, Sakhavu and even Take Off. The next few weeks are crucial for 1971 Beyond Borders as the summer holidays are also coming to an end.
The film, based on the 1971 Indo-Pak war was made as a big budget movie with a huge star cast. The director had roped in several actors from other industries like Allu Sirish, Arunoday Singh, Srushti Dange and Priyanka Agarwal to give it a pan Indian appeal.
Unlike Mohanlal’s last few movies, the makers of 1971 Beyond Borders had not invested much on the promotional side and hence the hype was very minimal. Also the fact that Major Ravi- Mohanlal team’s last few movies were failures also worked against this movie. It is produced by Haneef Muhammed under the banner Red Rose Creations.