Mohanlal's Pulimurugan becomes first Malayalam film to gross over 100 crore rupees

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 7, 2016, 5:39 pm IST
Updated Nov 7, 2016, 5:39 pm IST
The film with unprecedented VFX and action for a Malayalam film, pitted the actor against a tiger.
Mohanlal's own 'Drishyam' at 75 crores had been the previous highest grosser.
 Mohanlal's own 'Drishyam' at 75 crores had been the previous highest grosser.

Mumbai: He's amongst the best in the country, he's 56 and when one might have settled to think there's nothing left for him to do, he pulls up a Pulimurugan.

Mohanlal's highly anticipated and immensely delayed Pulimurugan set the cash registers on fire, so much so that, a month after its release, the film is still running to packed houses across the state.

 

And now, the film has done what once must have seemed unachievable by grossing over rupees hundred crores globally, within 34 days of its release. By doing so, the Vyshakh directorial became the first Malayalam film to enter the coveted 100-crore club. This comes just a few days after it displaced Mohanlal's own 'Drishyam' as the highest grossing Malayalam film of all time.

Mohanlal, who shocked everyone with his phenomenal action, plays a village hunter who kills aggressive tigers with a vengeance, in the film. The film, made at a budget of 25 crore rupees, had action choreography done by Hollywood veteran Peter Hein. Mohanlal, reportedly did all his stunts himself, even the ones with the tiger.

The actor, who's been having a phenomenal year, with his Telugu film alongside Jr. NTR, 'Janata Garage,' grossing over rupees 135 crore rupees approximately and becoming the highest grossing Telugu movie of the year, and his own 'Oppam' with Priyadarshan grossing over 58 crore rupees approximately, is deservedly elated, and took to Facebook to express his joy.

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Well, with nothing left to conquer for the two time national award winning actor, it's just Mohanlal vs Mohanlal at the Kerala box-office, now!





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