It's known that SS Rajamouli blockbuster Baahubali: The Conclusion failed to become the all-time highest Malayalam grosser at the Kerala Box Office. Though the Prabhas blockbuster surpassed most Box Office records in India and emerged as industry hits in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam languages, but it failed to beat the Box Office collections of all-time Malayalam industry blockbuster, the 2016 Mohanlal starrer Pulimurugan in Kerala.
Pulimurugan had minted a massive Rs. 87 crore to become the top-Malayalam industry hit while Baahubali 2 clocks the second spot by raking in Rs. 77 crore at the Kerala Box Office.
And once again, Baahubali 2 fails to beat Pulimurugan, but this time on the TRP ratings.
The Malayalam dubbed version of Baahubali 2 was premiered on Television for the first time on the auspicious occasion of Onam. The film was expected to break the all-time high TRP record set by Pulimurugan, but similar to its Kerala Box Office performance the SS Rajamouli film had to end its TV premiere as second most watched film of all time.
Check out the top 5 TRP ratings of Malayalam films as per the report released by Broadcast Audience Research Council India:
1) Pulimurugan - World Premiere (8700 impressions)
2) Baahubali 2 - World Premiere (6693 impressions)
3) Pulimurugan - 2nd time premiere (5929 impressions)
4) Premam - World Premiere (4033 impressions)
5) Oppam - World Premiere (3949 impressions)
The Box Office collections and TRP ratings of Baahubali 2 proves that 'Mohanlal' is the biggest brand in Kerala.