Kerala box office updates

Monday, February 8th, 2010, 7:54

After a long time, here is the latest at the Kerala box-office during the period January 1 to 31. Mammootty’s Christmas release Chattambinadu is the clear number one for the season. The film has already taken a distributors share of around Rs 3 crore from releasing stations in the first five weeks and is a super hit.At number two is James Cameron’s Avatar, a blockbuster in Kerala. At Ernakulam Sridhar, the 3D version has already taken a net of Rs 42 lakhs, which is extraordinary.In third position is Happy Husbands, the sleeper comedy hit which will cover its cost from releasing stations.Siddique’s Bodyguardhas turned out to be only an average grosser and is puffing and panting at the Kerala theatres.In fifth position is Mammootty’s Drona, which released last week but failed even to take an opening.At sixth position is Mohanlal’s Christmas release Ividum Swargam Aanu, which has been removed from all main stations like Ernakulam and Kozhikode.Pazhassi Raja continues its glorious run as it nears 100 days and is in the seventh place.Namitha is scoring big in B & C stations, mainly in the Malabar area, with her Black Stallion with Kalabhavan Mani and is in the eighth place.The special effects extravaganza 2010 is in the ninth position - still drawing awestruck audiences in B and C stations in Kerala, with the film having crossed the Rs 2.5 crore share in Kerala!Last on the list is Vijay’s Vettaikaran, running in B & C stations.Note : Ratings are based on the box office collections and the cost of the film

Box-office top 5

1Pazhassi 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

Cast :John Cusack,Amanda Peet,Chiwetel Ejiofor,Thandie Newton
Director :Roland Emmerich
Trade Facts : Climax, story

  Special Effects Climax, story
  Special Effects
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3Neelathamara

Cast :Archana Kavi, Kailash
Director :Lal Jose
Trade Facts : Old fashioned, predictable

  MT’s script, music, camera Old fashioned, predictable
  MT’s script, music, camera
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4Kerala Cafe

Cast :Mammootty, Dileep, Suresh Gopi, Pritviraj, Jagathy, Salim Kumar
Director :10 directors
Trade Facts : A few among the 10 short films stand out

  Crisp, Innovative, Entertaining A few among the 10 short films stand out
  Crisp, Innovative, Entertaining
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5Utharaswayamvaram

Cast :Jayasurya, Roma
Director :Ramakanth Sarju
Trade Facts : Outdated, Melodramatic

  Slapstick comedy Outdated, Melodramatic
  Slapstick comedy
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