Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel takes a good opening at Kerala box office
Dileep starrer Kodathi Samaksham Balan hit screens across Kerala last day (February 21). The movie written and directed by B Unnikrishnan, has Dileep playing an advocate. Mamta Mohandas and Priya Anand play the female leads. Others in the cast include Suraj Venjaramoodu, Aju Varghese, Renji Panciker, Vamsi Krishna, Harish Uthaman, ‘Kalakeya’ Prabhakar, Bindu Panicker and Siddique.
The movie has opened to pretty good response from the audience. Though the critic reviews have been mixed, theatre response suggests that common audience have lapped up the movie. After having less occupancy in the early shows, the movie gradually picked up with good footfalls for the evening and night shows. As per trade experts, the movie has grossed Rs 81.50 lakhs on the opening day, which is the second highest for a Malayalam movie in Kerala this year. The long weekend is expected to be an advantage for the movie.
Kodathi Samaksham Balan Vakeel falls under the suspense drama cum thriller genre with comedy elements. It is a slightly different attempt from director B Unnikrishnan, who is known for helming in investigative crime thrillers. Dileep in the role of a struggling lawyer who has a stuttering problem is earning appreciation for his performance. With the support of families, the movie is expected to do well in the coming days.