Monday, 06 April , 2009, 17:28 Last Updated: Tuesday, 07 April , 2009, 12:31
Box office reports
Mohanlal’s Sagar alias Jacky has stormed the Kerala box-office in the last days of March. It has taken a distributors' share of approximately Rs 1.70 crore from March 26 to 31, from 101 screens. In Thiruvananthapuram, it has grossed a whopping Rs 22 lakh gross from three screens, which is amazing, and is the clear number one by a mile.
At number two is Magante Achan, which continues to do fantastic business. In the third position is Bharya Swantham Suharthu, which has picked up very well all over Kerala.
Red Chillies has taken a beating and is down at number four. In the
fifth place is the long-in-the-cans Nammal Thammil, which looks stale
today, and did not even take a decent opening.
Sagar alias Jacky
hyped “stylish action thriller” Sagar alias Jacky-
Reloaded directed by Amal Neerad, is all style and no substance!
This film promised to be the mother of all stylish films made
in India. But sadly, director Amal Neerad clearly lacks a story
and the skills required to turn that idea into an engaging film.
It had a very ordinary start, but picked up after family audiences took it up. The film proves beyond doubt that Sreenivasan has an audience. The film is doing well in smaller stations also though it is best at Ernakulam Shenoys, where it has collected a net of Rs 28.15 lakhs in 35 days
Director Venu Nagavally
had teamed up with script writer Cherian Kalpakavady earlier
to make some memorable films like Lal Salam and
Rakthasakshikal Zindabad. In Bharya Swantham Suhruthu,
they are narrating the stories of two families that are going
through tumultuous times, as the husbands are having a roving
February has brought little cheer to KBO. Mohanlal’s Red Chillies took a very good opening, but could not sustain after the first week. However it is OK, for its producers Rajaputra Renjith and distributor Vysakha Rajan. They may recover their investment and get a distributors share of around Rs 3.5 crore in the long run. For Mohanlal it keeps him afloat, and Shaji Kailas gets one more chance to do another larger than life character.