Mammootty's latest release 'The Great Father' has been breaking records in the Malayalam film industry ever since it's first teaser was released back in February.


And now, the film has became the fastest to enter the Rs 20 crore club in Mollywood. Released on April 30, The Great Father collected Rs 20.54 crore in the first four days, beating the previous record of five days set by Mohanlal's 'Pulimurugan' last year.

 

With some circles expressing doubts over the collection records, Mammootty himself confirmed the news on his Facebook page, terming it as an indication that the Malayalam film industry is growing bigger.

Earlier, producers August Cinema had announced that The Great Father set a new record in opening day collections in Kerala, by raking Rs 4.31 crore on its release day, beating the previous record set by Rajinikanth's 'Kabali' (Rs 4.20 crore).

 

Directed by debutant Haneef Adeni, The Great Father was bankrolled by August Cinema; a venture jointly owned by actors Prithviraj and Arya, cinematographer Santosh Sivan and entrepreneur Shaji Nadesan.

 

The film had created massive hype among Mollywood fans, even before its release, with Mammootty's stylish avatar as protagonist David Ninan. It set the record for the most-watched Malayalam teaser, with over 12 lakh views on YouTube. The film's motion poster also received tremendous response, garnering more likes than the 'Baahubali 2' motion poster.


 
Meanwhile, Pulimurugan remains the biggest grosser in Mollywood history, with total collection of over Rs 150 crore.