Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol enters the 50 crore club
Mohanlal’s latest release Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol is continuing it’s glorious theatrical run even after a month of it’s release. Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol (MVT), directed by Vellimoonga fame Jibu Jacob featured Mohanlal and Meena in the lead roles. The movie, initially scheduled to hit screens during the Christmas season had to be postponed due to the theatre strike.
According to latest reports from trade sources, the movie has officially entered the elite 50 crore club of Mollywood. All India collections of the movie alone amount upto Rs 38 crores and another 12 crores from the collections in overseas centres.
MVT is Mohanlal’s third successive Malayalam movie to enter the club after Oppam and Pulimurugan. Telugu movie Janatha Garage, released before Oppam was a 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.
Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol witnessed tremendous response in the box office from the opening day itself. Upon release, the movie garnered widespread appreciation from the critics and common audience unanimously. Families took a particular liking for the movie and flocked the theatres in large numbers.
The movie is written by M Sindhuraj 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.
Mohanlal essayed the character of Ulahannan, a panchayath secretary while Meena played his wife Aniyamma, a homemaker. Jacobinte Swargarajyam fame Aima Rose Sebastian and Sanoop Santhosh played their kids in the movie. Anoop Menon, Srinda Arhaan, Alencier Ley, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Rahul Madhav, Neha Saxena and Kalabhavan Shajon essayed other supporting characters.
Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol was produced by Sophia Paul under the banner Weekend Blockbusters.