Mohanlal to lock horns with Mammootty after 15 years!
- Mammootty and Mohanlal's movies Thoppil Joppan and Puli Murugan to be released on the same day.
The last time such an event occurred was fifteen years ago, in 2001 during Onam. Mohanlal's Ravanaprabhu and Mammootty's Rakshasarajavu was released on a same date and clashed at the box office.
However, Mohanlal's Ravanaprabhu won the battle with excellent collections. Post that, both the actors had made it a point to avoid box office clashes by not releasing their films on the same day.
After a decade-and-a-half, both the superstars films chose the Dussehra and Pooja holidays for the release of their much awaited big-budget movies.
Puli Murugan is said to be the biggest Mollywood film in Mohanlal’s career in terms of budget. Reports also say that this is the most expensive Malayalam movie till date. Puli Murugan is an action-adventure essentially aimed at making Mohanlal fans happy.
Tomichan Mulakupadam has bankrolled the flick under the banner of Mulakupadam Films. The movie has got a clean `U’ certificate with a running time of 2 hours 32 minutes.
On the other hand, Mammootty's Thoppil Joppan is a family entertainer, where he plays Kabaddi and is an owner of a Kabaddi team ‘Cheers’. Actress Mamta Mohandas and Andrea Jeremiah are the female leads.
The movie is also a much-anticipated film of 2016. Johny Antony has directed the movie.
Pulimurugan will hit 160 theatres in Kerala and 165 shows outside the state, and Thoppil Joppan will hit about 105 screens in the state.
Well, we Asianet Newsable would like to wish both the films and superstars all the best and hope that both the films would bring in good revenue to the Malayalam film industry.