Georgettan’s Pooram fails to subdue The Great Father
Dileep after a gap of nearly six months, had his first release this year with Georgettan’s Pooram. The movie, directed by Dr Love fame K Biju was opened to largely negative reviews. Critics panned the movie heavily for it’s lack of novelty and following the usual Dileep movies formula.
Dileep has been in a dull form with most of his last releases failing to click in the box office. The actor was also caught up with some unwanted controversies after his name was dragged into the recent actress assault case. Though the police and the actress’ family have denied his involvement in the case, several online medias and newspapers reported about it. Hence Georgettan’s Pooram did not have any sort of hype and the promotions were also very minimal. This has backfired the chances for the movie to have a good opening. Add to that, Megastar Mammootty’s The Great Father is also running successfully in theatres across Kerala.
The Mammootty starrer has opened to phenomenal numbers in the box office. It is currently the highest opening day grosser in the State and some unconfirmed reports also suggest that the movie has crossed the 10 crore mark in three days time. Georgettan’s Pooram was expected to subdue the successful run of The Great Father but has failed miserably in doing so.
The Great Father will have a smooth uninterrupted run till next week before the Vishu releases start hitting screens. Mohanlal’s 1971 Beyond Borders, Mammootty’s Puthan Panam and Nivin Pauly’s Sakhavu are scheduled to release during this season.