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Kerala Box Office - Sep 28 to Oct 20

Wednesday, 21 October, 2009, 05:38

Pazhassi Raja has had a record opening and is touted to be the biggest hit ever in the history of Malayalam film. The film has also been given a 50 per cent reduction in entertainment tax, which is sure to help the makers.Pazhassi Raja grossed Rs 82 lakhs on day one, Rs 98 lakhs on day two, and Rs 92 lakhs on day three, taking the total Diwali weekend gross to Rs 2.72 crore. It is the highest ever opening recorded for a film in Kerala. And the film has been doing very well on Monday and Tuesday in all centres.At number two is the Diwali Tamil film Aadhavan featuring Suriya and Nayanthara. The film, which released in huge screens like Ernakulam Kavitha and Thiruvananthapuram Anjali, has taken a 100 per cent opening in these two key cities on Saturday and Sunday.The remaining films, which had released earlier, have started dropping down the charts, while some of them have stopped their screening at main centres. Still, Pritviraj’s Robinhood is at number three. The film, which took a bumper opening, has crashed subsequently.At number four is Sooraj Venjaranmoodu’s Duplicate made at a cost of Rs 1.25 crore and is a hit. In fifth position is Mammootty’s Loud Speaker, which is a loser.Note : Ratings are based on the box office collections and the cost of the film

Box-office top 5

1 Pazhassi Raja

Cast : Mammootty, Sarathkumar, Kaniha, Padmapriya
Director : Hariharan
Trade Facts : A bit too long at 3 hours plus

  Story, style, presentation and performances A bit too long at 3 hours plus
  Story, style, presentation and performances
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2 Aadhavan

Cast : Suriya, Nayanthara, Rahul Dev, Murali, Saroja Devi
Director : K.S.Ravikumar
Trade Facts : Climax, story

  Suriya, songs Climax, story
  Suriya, songs
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3 Robinhood

Cast : Prithviraj, Narain, Jayasurya, Bhavana, Samvrutha Sunil
Director : Joshi
Trade Facts : Confusing story and weak climax.

  Prithviraj and Narain rocks Confusing story and weak climax.
  Prithviraj and Narain rocks
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4 Duplicate

Cast : Suraj Venjarammood, Roopasri
Director : Shibu Prabhakar
Trade Facts : Nothing new in story

  Suraj Venjaranmoodu and comedy Nothing new in story
  Suraj Venjaranmoodu and comedy
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5 Loud Speaker

Cast : Mammootty, Sasi Kumar, Gracy Singh
Director : Jayaraj
Trade Facts : Slow and crass comedy

  Mammootty’s performance and presentation Slow and crass comedy
  Mammootty’s performance and presentation
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Courtesy : Movie Buzz

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