It is Nivin Pauly, who has emerged as the clear winner among the Onam releases in Kerala and rest of India, with his Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela, says trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai.
The film, directed by debutant Althaf Salim, has been produced by Nivin himself. In fact BO reports say that Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela, is doing better business in Tamilnadu and Karnataka than in Kerala. This shows that Nivin has a huge market outside Kerala.
The young hero has overtaken both the big superstars, Mammootty and Mohanlal, who were in the fray, besides Prithviraj. In Chennai city, Mohanlal’s Velipadinte Pusthakam, Mammootty’s Pullikkaaran Staraa and Prithviraj’s Adam Joan were taken off from theatres as there were no audiences.
All the four films have done reasonable business in Kerala , but it is clear that Nivin Pauly is the clear winner in the box office battle.