On Friday (9/2/07) when the Kerala state awards were announced, Mammootty must have had a shock of his life.
He was tipped to win the Best actor as three of his films Karuthapakshikal, Palunku and Kaiyoppu were in the race. But in a bizarre turn of events Pritviraj walked away with the coveted award!
But our superstar has all the reasons to smile as his latest film Maayavi is turning out to be a super hit. What if the government denied him what was due, the people of Kerala has received Maayavi with both hands and the crowds for the film is unprecedented.
Maayavi has grossed a very impressive Rs 2.21 Crore in its first week (Feb 3-09) from 45 screens in Kerala. It is a run away hit all over and in Mammootty stronghold like Malabar area the film is turning out to be a blockbuster.
It is the first super hit of 2007 and it looks like the film will run till Vishu (April 14) in all releasing stations. At Thiruvananthapuram Ajantha and Sri, it has grossed nearly Rs 11 Lakhs in its first week.
Mammootty has got people’s award for Maayavi which is a rollicking comedy for the entire family.