Friday, December 30, 2011

Mohanlal Movies 2011 Box Office Year End Report

As we are nearing to yet another new year in 2012,we are setting this page is to analyze the releases of Mohanlal in the year 2011.

Christian Brothers --> Joshiy's multistarrer extravaganza which took almost an year to complete was the first of Mohanlal's releases in 2011.Inspite of being a delayed release on March 18th,the hype was never dampened because of its star cast in form of Suresh Gopi,Dileep,Sharathkumar,Biju Menon,Babu Antony etc etc along with Mohanlal in the lead as Christy. Completely packaged as a mass masala,this film was able to survive the huge hype n thus hit the bullseye by becoming the second highest grossing movie of Malayalam after Twenty 20.As usual,Mohanlal outshines the rest as the charming & wily negotiator from Mumbai.With a release over 150 centers in Kerala & 90 centers outside Kerala,in India,this film became the biggest release for a Malayalam Film yet.The script department was handled by Udaykrishna-Sibi K Thomas & the music was scored by Deepak Dev.
Verdict : Blockbuster

China Town --> Inspite of having a tough competition with Mohanlal's own Christian Brothers,the slapstick comic entertainer by Rafi-Mecartin became the rage of all Vishu releases.Released on April 14th,this film stars the best exponents in comedy ,Jayaram & Dileep along with Mohanlal.Lal as Mathukutty enjoyed the support of family audience n thus went on to become the biggest grosser after Christian Brothers & Seniors.China Town went on to gross over 1 crore in TVM Sreekumar theater & the satellite rights were sold at a record price of Rs 2.75 crore to Asianet.China Town ensured Mohanlal to regain the numero uno position in Malayalam Film Industry.The film was written & directed by Rafi-Mecartin and the music was done by Jassie Gift.
Verdict : Megahit

Pranayam --> After two hugely successful out n out commercial bonanzas,Mohanlal came up with the performance of the year as Mathews in Blessy's poetic tale,Pranayam.After the critical n commercial successes in Thanmathra & Bhramara,Blessy once again provided a character which gives prominence to Mohanlal's acting skills over the star image n thus allow the audience to relish the brilliance onscreen..Mohanlal himself was quite excited to play the role of a semi parlayzed character who spends most of his time on a wheelchair.The biggest highlight of this film was the competition among Mohanlal,Anupum Kher (as Achuthan Menon) and Jayapradha (as Grace) along with Anoop Menon.The frames of Satheesh Kurup & the songs from M Jayahandran-ONV Kurup team were super. Mohanlal also reprises Leonard Cohen's "I Am Your Man",which was particularly appreciated by the critics where one of them went on to quote "while Lal was rendering Cohen's soulful "I am your Man" in the film,he mesmerized us by keeping the character throughout the song by taking some stress n strain while singing.This shows why he is considered as a genius among the best".Many went on to rate this film as one of the best of 2011 for its skillful direction and brilliance from the cast.This off beat film took the trade pundits by surprise by releasing during Onam Vacation season along with commercial bonanzas and went on to become the surprise winner.Pranayam's success along with Traffic,Melvilasam,Salt n Pepper,Indian Rupee,Beautiful etc etc played a role in bringing a positive change to the Malayalam Film Industry this year.
Verdict : Hit

Snehaveedu --> After a hat-trick of successes,it was time for Mohanlal to go back to old school n the play the role we always love to see him as Ajayan,Mohanlal returned back to the role of a typical malayalee which can be easily related by the common audience. Coming from the stables of Sathyan Anthikad,this film as expected went on to be a huge success,especially among family audience.This film brought veteran actress Sheela & Mohanlal together for the first time onscreen.Venu handled the frames while Ilayaraja took over the music department by delivering some of the best melodies of this year.
Verdict : Superhit

Oru Marubhoomi Kadha --> Mohanlal joins hands with his best buddy,Priyadarshan,who was making a comeback to Malayalam Film Industry after 7 years.Oru Marubhoomi Kadha,which was released on December 16th (December 15th in Middle East) was Mohanlal's Xmas release n went on to cut the Xmas cake in front of other releases.The team which was responsible for some of the biggest blockbusters of all times re-ensured their status once again throiugh this comic entertainer.Mohanlal plays P Madhavan Nair,an NRI working in UAE and along with Mukesh,he came up with brilliant comic moments consistently throughout the film.As usual,the exquiste frames by Azhagapan and foot-tapping chartbusters by M G Sreekumar reassured Priyadarshan's brilliance as a director.Oru Marubhoomi Kadha was the first Malayalam Cinema to get a worldwide release and went on to attain the biggest release ever for a Malayalam Film in Europe.Through this,the film went on to attain a record amount for its overseas distribution rights.The film was widely appreciated among the youth & family and all set to become one the biggest blockbusters of this year.With Oru Marubhoomi Kadha, Mohanlal signs out 2011 with a big bang by delivering 100% success this year n this putting his Numero Uno position way ahead from his competitors.With 2012,we hope that he would continue the dream run.
Verdict : Superhit (may end up as another Megahit for this year).

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