Malayalam cinema had went through some terrible periods in the beginning of this year but came back strongly after that with some big as well as good successes. The first major successes this year were Oru Vadakkan Selfi from G Prajith- Nivin Pauly team and Ennum Eppozhum by Sathyan Anthikkad-Mohanlal team in the month of March. April month saw another mega success as Mammootty-Siddique team’s Bhaskar The Rascal did very well at box office giving Mammootty his first blockbuster is last 5 years.
In May two hits were graced Malayalam cinema. One was the success of Chandrettan Evideya starring Dileep under the direction of Sidharth Bharathan and another was Premam from Alphons Puthran- Nivin Pauly team. Premam was went to become the second biggest box office success in Malayalam cinema and came behind Drishyam in top grossers list of all time. Chandrettan Evideya had got great critical appreciation as well and that is a welcome change that a good film got great commercial success.
But then came Nirnnayakam which got great critical appreciation but failed in box office due to the waves create by Premam. It was unfortunate but really something good also happened with that. A Tamil film named Maass released with it also bombed it may be the first time in recent years that a big Tamil film is failing before a Mollywood release. In July there came Baahubali which has become one of the biggest hit of this year in Kerala as well. But along with that Kunchacko Boban starrer Madhura Naranaga also got moderate success which also got good critical response.
August month saw two successes and they are Loham starring Mohanlal and Kunji Ramayanam starring Vineeth Sreenivasan. Both got above average response from crowd and critics and went really well to attain super hit status. Kunchacko Boban’s Jamna Pyaari also recovered its coast from box office reportedly.
The Month of September really belonged to Ennu Ninte Moideen starred by Prithviraj which emerged one of the blockbusters of this year with great critical response as well. Kohinoor and Life of Josootty also did not failed at box office. The October till now is graced with Pathemari starring Mammootty and it is getting great reviews as well as moving to success. Between all these successes of Mollywood films, big Tamil and Telugu releases such as Puli and Rudrama Devi went down at box office here as well. Yes, Malayalam cinema is raising big time with handful of successes and that too of good films.