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Mohanlal becomes the first actor from Mollywood to register a hat-trick of 50 crore grossers

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Mohanlal becomes the first actor from Mollywood to register a hat-trick of 50 crore grossers

Superstar Mohanlal is going through a glorious phase with three back to back blockbusters in Mollywood. His latest release, Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol (MVT) has also entered the elite 50 crore club of Mollywood. The news was made official by Mohanlal himself through his official Facebook page.

MVT is Mohanlal’s third successive Malayalam movie to enter the 50 crore club after Oppam and Pulimurugan. Telugu movie Janatha Garage, released before Oppam was an 100 crore grosser. So that makes it Mohanlal’s fourth successive movie across all languages to enter the 50 crore club. Another Mohanlal starrer in the 50 crore club of Mollywood is Drishyam, released back in 2013. Interestingly, Drishyam was the first Malayalam movie to cross the 50 crore mark.

Mohanlal’s blockbuster run in Malayalam started last year during the Onam season. The all time favorite duo of Mohanlal and Priyadarshan teamed up for Oppam, a crime thriller. The movie was both critically and commercially acclaimed. It had a theatrical run of over 100 days in the State. Overall business of the movie is estimated to be around 65 crores.

Before the Oppam wave could settle, Mohanlal’s highly anticipated biggie Pulimurugan hit the screens. The movie, released on October 7 during the Pooja holidays registered a record opening day collections for a Malayalam movie. It shattered every single pre- existing box office record in the Malayalam film industry. This action packed entertainer directed by Vysakh became the first ever Malayalam movie to enter the 100 crore club. It is still being screened at some thetares in Kerala. The overall business of the movie has gone well past Rs 150 crores.

Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol is a family entertainer that deals with the importance of relationships and family values. Meena paired up with Mohanlal once again for this year after Drishyam. The movie is directed by Vellimoonga fame Jibu Jacob by. M Sindhuraj has written the screenplay based on James VJ’s popular short story Pranayopanishath. The story revolves around a middle aged couple who rediscover their lost love from the boredom of their routine life. MVT has minted Rs 38 crores from the All India collections crores and another 12 crores from the overseas centres.

This is indeed a phenomenal achievement considering the limitations of Malayalam film industry. While looking at the bigger picture, the huge success of Malayalam movies will inspire filmmakers to conceive projects on a larger scale with bigger budgets.

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