Lucifer becomes the first Malayalam movie to gross 50 crores from overseas centres
Mohanlal is unarguably the biggest crowd puller in Malayalam and the tremendous success of his latest release, ‘Lucifer’ once again proves that. The movie has shatter multiple box office records and haa already crossed the elite Rs 150 crore mark. Adding another feather to its cap, ‘Lucifer’ has now become the first Malayalam movie to gross Rs 50 crores from its overseas run. Interestingly, almost Rs 40 crores of this is from the UAE, GCC collections alone. The movie has also done well in some European countries, New Zealand and Australia.
Recently, India’s leading trade analyst Taran Adarsh had written about how ‘Lucifer’ is a trendsetter for Malayalam movies. The movie has done exceptional business everywhere, despite facing tough completion from other language movies. According to him, the success of ‘Lucifer’ in the international arena will certainly open the eyes of the Malayalam industry and encourage makers to explore newer markets, besides the existing traditional ones
‘Lucifer’, directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran and scripted by Muriali Gopy, is a mass entertainer set in the backdrop of Kerala politics. Mohanlal plays the lead role in the movie, that also stars Vivek Oberoi, Tovino Thomas, Indrajith Sukumaran, Manju Warrier, Sai Kumar and Saniya Iyappan in important roles.