The year 2015 has begun with great hopes and expectation for Mollywood. There are plenty of releases from the right go and there are many hopeful films and also much awaited films. But things were not went according to the hope and now Malayalam cinema industry is going through a very lean patch and may be called one of the worst patch ever to say the least. Total 33 films were hit the screens and 80 crore loss of revenue was the end result.
We can sum it up the exploits of Mollywood this year (till now) like this way. The year 2015 has begun giving us many films but neither of them can be able create any impact at box office and films were bombed at the box office and that too in a never seen before manner. According to reports from January to March half total 33 films have released. But apart from two or three movies like picket 43 and Fireman all others never seem to be on its way to ring the money bells at box office.
When we consider the total money flowed into making these films and their returns from box office we can estimate a whopping 80 crore rupees loss just from 2 months of 2015. When we consider the month wise calculation, 14 films were released in the month of January and 13 films in February and 6 were in March including films which are dubbed to Malayalam from other languages.
But among these films only Prithviraj starrer Major Ravi film Picket 43 and Mammootty starrer Deepu Karunakaran film Fireman seems to had made any sort of impact at the box office and that too was not enough to become a super hit though. Both films somehow managed to cross the line from being a flop to an average grosser or an average hit status.
We can debate on many reasons such as the influence of Television channels to the disinterest to accept new technologies for cutting down the coast of the film. But if it goes like this way Mollywood will fall to the biggest hole of crisis which we can’t think of even in our wildest of dreams.