On October 1st, Ilayathalapathy starrer film Puli directed by Chimbu Deven is releasing all over the world and in Kerala too the film is getting a mass release which usually a Malayalam film don’t get. Only Mohanlal films get a big release over 150 theaters in Kerala and that too his mass type films. The issue of wide release also popped as a part of the wide release of Puli as well.
There are two question in mind of the audience here in Kerala when Puli comes as a big release. One is of course will it be one movie which satisfy the expectation of the viewers as the expectation level has touched the sky long before. Another question is the one of which the answer we are really looking forward to. The question is will Puli get hunted down by the Moideen trend that is now waving in Malayalam cinema. It has happened earlier as well and this year too.
Don’t you remember the release time of the blockbuster film Premam..? At that time another big Kollywood film named Masss had released in Kerala and that too a very big release when the number of theaters is concerned. Usually the films of Tamil stars get good reception here at Kerala even if the film is not up to the level of expectation. But at that particular time the things have turned around. Premam mania had gripped all over Kerala and in that wave created by Premam, Suriya Starrer Venkat Prabhu directorial Masss became ashes in box office. It had a really disastrous box office stats in Kerala and as we said above, apart from the comparatively low quality of the film it was really the Premam mania that killed Mass.
Now just like Drishyam or Premam, another film titled Ennu Ninte Moideen starring Prithviraj and helmed by RS Vimal making its presence felt in Kerala in a big way and getting a response just like what Drishyam or Premam got in box office. It is already just close to a blockbuster in just 10 days and going great every day. Now we have to wait and see will Moideen hunt down Vijay’s Puli just like Premam did to Mass or will Vijay’s strength in Kerala Box office sustains..? Fingers crossed for the ultimate battle at box office.