Madura Raja and Lucifer set to take the box office by storm this summer!
The Malayalam industry has taken pretty good start this new year with a couple of big hits already in ‘Vijay Superum Pournamiyum’ and ‘Kumbalangi Nights’. The real game is yet to begin as the summer season kicks in from the end of March. The two big Ms of Malayalam cinema have a release each lined up for this season. Mohanlal’s ‘Lucifer’ is scheduled for release on March 28 while Mammootty’s ‘Madura Raja’ is slated to hit screens during the Vishu weekend.
Both ‘Lucifer’ and ‘Madura Raja’ are mass entertainers that will be a refreshing change from the feel-good, realistic films that is the currently trend in Malayalam industry. The smashing success of films like ‘Pulimurugan’ have proven that there is always a market for mass flicks and both the aforementioned films have the potential to set the box office on fire.
‘Lucifer’ is a project that carries the burden of hype immense hype right from the moment it was announced. Actor Prithviraj is making his directorial debut with this movie, and that too with a superstar like Mohanlal in the lead, expectations are bound to be massive. Murali Gopy is scripting this movie, which is touted to be a political thriller. The movie’s star studded cast also has Tovino Thomas, Indrajith Sukumaran, Manju Warrier and Vivek Oberoi.
Mammootty’s ‘Madura Raja’ is also an eagerly awaited film. The Vysaksh directorial has Mammootty reprising his character from the 2010 blockbuster film, ‘Pokkiri Raja’. Udhayakrishna, who wrote the original along with Sibi K Thomas, has scripted this one independently. ‘Madura Raja’ has sky-high expectations majorly due to the fact that Vysakh-Udhayakrishna team’s last film ‘Pulimurugan’ emerged as a record breaking blockbuster. Mammootty fans are hoping that the duo can repeat the success this time as well. Almost the same technical team from ‘Pulimurugan’ has been retained for thie movie.
With just two weeks gap between the release of ‘Lucifer’ and ‘Madura Raja’, trade experts are hoping to witness solid returns during the summer box office. If both these movies live up to the hype, then it will be a huge booster for the industry on a whole. Let’s keep the fingers crossed.