Varathan, Njan Prakashan, Kumbalangi Nights; Third consecutive 30 crore grosser for Fahadh Faasil
Fahadh Faasil’s red hot form continues as ‘Kumbalangi Nights’ has become his third successive film to successfully cross the Rs 30 crore mark. His last two releases before that, ‘Varathan’ and ‘Njan Prakashan’ were also big hits, especially the latter. The Sathyan Anthikad directorial was one of 2018’s highest grossers in Malayalam cinema.
‘Kumbalangi Nights’ directed by debutant Madhu C Narayanan has Fahadh starring alongside a bunch of talented actors like Soubin Shahir, Shane Nigam, Anna Ben, Sreenath Bhasi and Grace Antony. Fahadh plays a negative shaded role in the movie. It is not a regular villain role but a very intricately sketched one. The actor’s phenomenal performance as the psychotic patriarch Shammi is one of the movie’s major talking points. Critics and cinephiles alike have unanimously appreciated Fahadh for his ability and wide range of skills to play such a character.
Fahadh’s films have always earned critical acclaim, but his last three releases have proven that he now has a strong hold at the box office as well. His upcoming biggie, ‘Trance’ is also certain to reap huge numbers. The Anwar Rashweed directorial is expected to hit screens by the second half of this year.