Last Friday saw three major releases at Kerala Box Office -- the much-awaited Unni Mukundan starrer Oru Murai Vanthu Paarthaya, Kunchako Boban-Jayasuriya starrer School Bus and Yodhavu, the Malayalam dubbed version of Allu Arjun's Telugu blockbuster Sarrainodu.
Here is the Catch round-up of the Kerala Box Office this week :
Rajeev Ravi-Dulquer Salmaan's Kammatipaadam continued its dominance at the Kerala Box Office during the second weekend. After an impressive Rs. 4.20 crore weekend, the film has dropped quite reasonably on the weekdays. However, the action entertainer gained momentum during the second weekend. After 11 days of theatrical run, Kammatipaadam has grossed more than Rs. 8 crore from Kerala Box office which is good, though not extraordinary compared to Dulquer's previous two films -- Kali and Charlie.
As expected, Yodhavu opened to a flying start at the Kerala Box Office. The dubbed version of the Telugu action entertainer was released on 81 screens -- more than both the Malayalam releases of the week. The film has minted nearly Rs. 2 crore on its opening weekend to become the second-highest dubbed-film opener after Baahubali at the Kerala Box Office.
Oru Murai Vanthu Paarthaya
After an average opening day, Sajan K Mathews debut directorial venture Oru Murai Vanthu Parthaaya picked up reasonably well on Saturday and Sunday. The Unni Mukundan-Prayaga Martin-Sanusha Santhosh love triangle is carrying positive reports from the audience. However, there is no denying that clashing with Allu Arjun's Yodhavu has affected its collection. After five days, Unni Mukundan starrer grossed Rs. 1.25 crore from the Kerala Box Office, which is good considering the fact that the film released on just 59 screens.
Jayaram's Aadupuliyattam has turned out to be the surprise hit of the year. After an above-average opening weekend, the film showed a strong hold on the weekdays. This trend continued in its second weekend as well with collections similar to the opening weekend numbers of new releases. The success came as a huge relief for Jayaram as the actor has given 10 flops prior to this. The film has so far minted an impressive Rs. 5.75 crore from 11 theatrical days at the Kerala Box Office.
The third release of the week, Rosshan Andrew's School Bus opened to poor collections at the Box Office. It was expected as the makers released the film without any promotions. The film had a tough time clashing with Yodhavu and Oru Murai Vanthu Parthaaya at the Box Office. It grossed a poor Rs. 1 crore from Kerala Box Office, which is shocking for a film featuring A-list actors like Kuncacko Boban and Jayasuriya.
Two biggest hits of the year, Vineeth Sreenivasan's Jacobinte Swargarajyam and Lal's King Liar continued to do well on limited screens. The Nivin Pauly starrer, which emerged the biggest Malayalam hit of the year, has successfully completed its 50 theatrical days with a massive collection of Rs. 22 crore from Kerala Box Office. Dileep's superhit film King Liar also crossed the Rs. 20 crore mark at the Kerala Box Office and turned out to be the actor's second big success in a row after the 2015 blockbuster, Two Countries.