In Kerala, Dileep's citadel has always been Ernakulam, close to his home town Aluva. And in Ernakulam, his favourite theatre is Shenoy's where his blockbusters hold collection records.
Dileep's Tenkasipattanam was a record holder with a distributor's share of Rs 36 lakhs, followed by Meesa Madhavan collecting Rs 35 lakhs.
Now all this has been broken by Chanthupottu which took a share of Rs 38 lakhs in 125 days. This is a new all time record for any movie in Ernakulam.
But the big smile on Dileep's face is going to disappear in 2 to 3 weeks, as Mammootty's Rajamanickam is all set to break this record.
In fact the Mammootty starrer is poised to be the biggest ever hit in the history of Malayalam cinema, and is expected to run for 200 days and likely to get a share of Rs 50 Lakhs from Kavitha in Ernakulam, Mammootty' s lucky theatre.