Pulimurugan and Remo completes 100 days theatrical run
Mohanlal’s last release Pulimurugan has completed it’s 100 days theatrical run in Kerala. The movie released on October 7 was a historical success scripting several box office records. It became the first Malayalam movie ever to enter the 100 crore club. The movie has also crossed the 150 crore mark and is still continuing it’s successful run in many thetares in Kerala.
Pulimurugan directed by Vysakh was released amidst unprecedented hype during the Pooja holidays. The movie written by Udhayakrishna was made on a budget of around 25 crores. Mohanlal played the title character of a wild hunter known in the locality for hunting down man eating tigers. The actor’s stunning performance in the action sequences choreographed by Peter Hein was the major highlight of the movie. The VFX works used in the movie were also appreciated for its quality even with the limitations of the industry.
Apart from Mohanlal, the movie had a host of other supporting actors in Jagapathi Babu, Lal, Kamalini Mukherjee, Kishore, Vinu Mohan, Siddique, Makarand Deshpande, Bala, Suraj Venjaramoodu etc. Pulimurugan was produced by Tomichan Mulakupadam under his banner Mulakupadam Films.
Sivakarthikeyan’s last release Remo has also completed its 100 days theatrical run in Tamil Nadu. Directed by debutant Bakkiyaraj Kannan, Remo was a clean comedy entertainer in which Sivakarthikeyan appeared in a lady nurse avatar. Keerthy Suresh played the female lead in this movie.
Though the movie was not critically appreciated, it was well received by the audience thanks to the typical commercial formula, Anirudh’s superhit songs and above all Sivakarthikeyan’s performance. The movie had a tremendous opening becoming the 3rd biggest opening day grosser in Kollywood for 2016, only behind Kabali and Theri. Remo was produced by RD Raja under 24 AM Studios.