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Rattling box office collections, Mohanlal starrer Pulimurugan shatters all Mollywood records to emerge as the first Malayalam movie to join the 100-crore club.
The actor was elated and shared the news on Twitter. “Happy that #Pulimurugan becomes the 1st Malayalam Movie to enter 100 Cr Club. Thanks to entire crew, audience and almighty,” he tweeted.
Pulimurugan is made at a budget of Rs 25 crore, which is huge money for a Malayalam film. It has broken several records and created a few since its release on October 7. Pulimurugan is an out and out commercial entertainer, starring Mohanlal, Kamalinee Mukherjee and Jagapathi Babu in the lead roles. The film that deals with man-animal conflict is directed by Vysakh.
The movie is also on a record-setting spree. It has completed 10,000 houseful shows in just 14 days, which is an all-time new record.
Meanwhile, the film has earned more than Rs 60 crore at the Kerala box office alone. According to reports, the film had 600 plus shows on its opening day, which is more than Rajinikanth’s Kabali and Salman Khan’s Sultan, as they had 425 shows and 225 shows respectively in UAE and GCC regions. The filmmakers have also earned Rs 15 crore in sales of the film’s satellite and overseas rights.
Looking at the success in Mollywood, Pulimurugan has also been dubbed into many languages including Hindi, Telugu and foreign languages like Chinese, Vietnamese and English.
The action-adventure film has already pushed the envelope for the Malayalam film industry, in terms of special effects, budget and theatrical collection.