|It's boom time at the Kerala box-office. Ramzan has kick started the theatre collections. All three Ramzan releases- Mohanlal's Shikar, Mammootty's Pranchiyettan and the Saint and Lal Jose's Elsamma Enna Aankutty, have been appreciated and is likely to sail through.
Mohanlal's Padmakumar directed Shikar, which released on September 9 in Kerala, Chennai and Bangalore has taken extraordinary opening in 110 screens. The film has grossed an astounding Rs 5 crore 47 lakhs in 8 days from 110 screens, which is phenomenal by any yardstick. It would have taken a distributors share of around Rs 2.10 Crore.' The film is the clear number one at the Kerala box-office this Ramzan.
Way down at number two is Lal Jose directed Elsamma Enna Aankutty, which has grossed Rs 1.54 Crore from 63 releasing centers in Kerala. The film has been appreciated and is sure to be a sleeper hit.
At number three is Mammootty highly raved about Pranchiyettan and the Saint. Ranjith has proved once again that he can make critically acclaimed movies which are different and enjoyable for lovers of good cinema. The film has grossed Rs 1.42 Crore in a week from 61 screens in Kerala. The film made on a shoe string budget and on a single schedule will definitely cover its cost from theatricals and make profits on its satellite and Home video rights.
In the fourth place is Salman Khan's Dabangg, which opened to full houses in 20 odd screens in Kerala and is a hit. At number five is Vinayan's Yakshiyum Njanum, which has been shifted to smaller centers.