Can we call it a miracle..? Or can we call it a sensational thing..?.. Whatever be the word used to describe, Premam really deserves it. We had already reported to you the news that Premam had completed 222 days of its theatrical run in Chennai. It had ran all these days in Escape Cinemas Chennai and last day Nivin Pauly himself arrived there and watched the film from their with a huge crowd. But this success of Premam becomes all the more sweeter and astonishing when we hear a fact that not a single Tamil Film had ran 100 days there in Tamil Nadu last year. But Premam did it and that too in an amazing way.
There are many good films came in Tamil last year like Thani Oruvan, Maya, Nanum Rowdy Than and many others as well. But no film able to complete 100 days there. Wide release may be called a reason for that but it is for the first time that we are seeing this phenomenon. In 2014 also Malayalam film Drishyam had completed 100 days run in Tamil Nadu. But there were many Tamil releases as well which completed 100 days of theater run easily. But this time Malayalam Cinema went past 200 days run and Tamil cinemas failed to even reach the 100 day barrier.
Many big star films were failed miserably there and that too affected the record of Tamil Cinema last year. Suriya’s Mass, Vijay’s Puli, Vikram’s 10 Ennarudhukkullai and Ai, Kamala Hasan’s Papanasham etc were not able to cross that 100 day barrier last year. Ai and Papanasham failed to do so even after getting mostly positive reviews. As per reports Jayam Ravi Starrer Thani Oruvan was the one which had ran highest number of days in Theaters of Tamil Nadu last year. As per sources it had ran almost 85 days there.
Anyway this is great for Malayalam cinema as a youngster film from Mollywood had got this tremendous reception in Tamil Nadu when their own films were bombed at the box office.