Sakhavu triumphing in 2017 Summer releases
As of now more than a 40% of summer releases have kissed the theaters and are running efficiently. The much awaited movies had hit theaters recently and are getting mixed reviews. The highlight was two Mammootty flicks hitting theaters in quick succession; The Great Father and Puthan Panam. Apart from them a Mohanlal starer and a Nivin Pauly flick had also released.
Nivin Pauly’s Sakhavu directed by National Award achiever Siddharth Shiva is topping the list. The movie in which Nivin had given his career best performance is a political drama. It features Nivin in two appearances as Sakhavu Krishnan and Sakhavu Krishna Kumar. The movie was well accepted by audience and had collected a decent collection of Rs. 2.75 crores on it’s initial day. Nivin had hit theaters after a long one year gap with Sakhavu. His earlier movies were categorized as blockbusters and therefore the fans were definite that the movie wouldn’t disappoint them.
Mammootty movie The Great Father follows the list after the Nivin starer. The movie which emphasizes on the social issues is a complete family drama. Mammootty’s stylish avatar was already discussed on social media during the shooting sessions. Mammootty plays the character of David Nainan, Sarah David’s ‘great’ father in this Haneef Adeni debut directorial. The movie is reported to have collected Rs. 50 crores from the worldwide box office.
Mammootty- Ranjith team’s Puthan Panam was another flick that had hit theaters this Summer season. The movie after bringing in a huge hype at the box office on it’s initial days slowed down it’s pace after Sakhavu got released. Mohanlal- Major Ravi team’s 1971 Beyond Borders was yet another failure in the box office, the movie which had boasted a stellar cast and a technically brilliant crew before it’s release struggled to impress the audience with it’s clichéd scenes and usual storyline. The other releases had not even moved the box office a bit, and had left soon. Mahesh Narayanan’s Take Off though not released in the Summer season is still running successfully at the box office.