Shah Rukh Khan starrer Raees released last wednesday. Directed by Rahul Dholakia and jointly produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, and Gauri Khan, the action-crime thriller had stiff competition from Mohanlal starrer Munthirivallikal Thalirkumbol and Duqluer Salmaan's Jomonte Suvisheshangal at the Kerala Box Office.
However, the SRK starrer had a good occupancy through out the opening weekend in Kerala, especially at the Cochin multiplexes. From it's 5-day long weekend, Raees has crossed Rs. 40 lakh mark from the multiplexes of Cochin.
In Kerala, the opening shows of the new Bollywood releases normally starts from 10:00 am onwards, but in the case of the SRK-starrer, the opening shows were started from morning 7:30 am. At several places, including the cinemas across Trivandrum, many special shows were scheduled to start from 7:30 am, thanks to SRK's stardom.