There is hardly 10 days more for Ramzan- October 12 Friday. For the Malayalam film industry, it is the second biggest festival season after Onam.
Remember during the one-month Noyambu (Fasting) period there was no Malayalam releases, and theatres were having as low as 10 percent occupancy in towns.
Now with the Perunal(Ramzan) on October 12 or 13, it is going to be boom time, especially in Malabar area of the state which accounts for nearly 45 percent of the Kerala box-office. The Ramzan releases are impressive and the crowds are sure to lap them up.
Mammootty's Nasarani will be the Ramzan biggie and is likely to release in 55 centers in Kerala. The film will release on October 12, Friday at 2 pm, all over Kerala, there will not be any morning or noon show on the opening day. A Mammookka film for Perunal usually takes a bumper opening,( Remember Rajamanickam opening in 2005 Ramzan?) and Nasarani is a typical mass masala and will open big.
Mohanlal's off-beat Pardesi is his big Ramzan release on October 12, and it is likely to open in 40 screens. Mohanlal plays the role of Valiyakathu Moosa, and the film is all about his life and times from the age of 30 to 80. The fans of the star are waiting to see him do this difficult role.
Suresh Gopi's long delayed Black Cat is now almost certain to release for Ramzan. The director of the film Vinayan in a magnanimous gesture has waived his salary, so that the film will release!
Pritviraj is the lone male student studying in a womens college and three hot girls —Roma, Remya and Samvrutha are after him in Chocolate! The Shafi directed rollicking comedy has also Jayasurya in an important role. It is the only 'youth film' due for Ramzan on October 12.