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Thursday, June 2, 2011 • Malayalam Comments
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The year 2011 is moving on an interesting note as the Big M's of Malayalam is facing different fates with their initial movies.As Superstar Mohanlal who had a mixed bag in 2010 (with flop movies like 'Alexander the Great' and 'Kandahar' and hits like 'Shikaar'), has suddenly found himself among success films, Mammootty who had a better year in 2010(with hits like 'Pookkiriraja, Best Actor and Pranchiyettan) is amidst losses with his initial movies of the year.

Mohanlal's two films released in the first five months of the year are acknowledged as success stories. The first to come was 'Christian Brothers' which was released on March 18. The movie by veteran Joshy, opened to breath taking initials and is said to have garnered around 21.5 crores in its 28 day run. The movie made in a budget of 15 crores is reported to have made a producer share of 9 crores in its 27 day run, but thereafter the collections went down drastically. 'Christian brothers ' is definitely a success story as per Box Office collections , if not its budget is considered.

The second movie from Mohanlal in 2011 was the fun film, 'China Town' by Rafi-Mecartin,which is making rich collections from the Box office. This multistarrer with Dileep and jayaram has done extremely well, though the word of mouth was average.

But Megastar Mammootty had a poor year in 2011 with three of his movies already dubbed as poor earners. The first to release in the new year was 'August 15' by Shaji Kailas, which found very hard to survive amidst the wave of 'Christian Brothers' and 'Urumi' which were then ruling the Box Office. The second Mammootty movie to release was 'Doubles' which came up for this Vishu. The movie was acknowledged a failure even by its evening shows. Adding to the woes of the megastar is 'the train' by jayaraj, which is currently in theatres. This movie also will remain a dud with poor collections even in its opening week.

Mammootty will be eagerly looking forward to bounce back with his '1993, Bombay March12, which is said to have good preview reports.

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