2016, the year was very particular to Malayalam cinema, there were many box office hits including the most collection record achieved movie in the history of Malayalam cinema “Puli Murugan”, and Oppam, both the films were super hits. The year 2016 can be defined as the golden year of Malayalam cinema, the year was the festival of awakening and celebrations, super stars and younger starts and new comers are shined and being a part of collection records. More over the 100 Crore victory of Puli Murugan, the festive mood of Malayalam audience rose up to sky. In recent years there was no year like 2016 has given super hits in Malayalam, while comparing to last year the loss is limited, there were 121 cinemas released in Malayalam until December 20, 2016 – there was an amount of 410 Crores were spent for Malayalam cinema production and 180 Crores loosed in the industry. 29 Low budget movies were released, below spending 1 Crores.
Another important matter is there were 60 cinemas were directed by newest directors and happy news is the number of theatre coming viewers increased. The secret behind the number of audience increasing in the theatre is only because of the luxury multiplex conveniences in the theatre, quality scripting and different subjects of the film, technical perfection and artistry value of the film etc. Pulimurugan is one of the films made largest viewers entry to theatres, because the film has everything to attract the viewers to the theatre. Mohanlal the acting emperor of Indian cinema was the hero and the factor was benefited a lot for the super success of Puli Murugan, the film positioned in the history of Malayalam cinema as the highest gross income collected movie of Malayalam.
The total budget of Pulimurugan was 24 Crores Indian Rupees, and Pulimurgan was a strong reply to the other language movies released in Malayalam as remakes and big budgets with wide releasing. Janatha Guarage, the Mohanlal starer movie was also a super duper hit in Telugu cinema, and the movie Oppam in Malayalam was also a super hit directed by Priyadarshan. The super hits of Mohanlal was 2016’s golden feathers in the crown of the acting emperor. The films like Mega star Mamootty’s Puthiya Niyamam and Thoppil Joppen were also successful movies, Kasaba, the Nidhin Renji Panicker movie was not a success as expected, it was the film Paavada released in 2016, Prithviraj was the hero, the film was the first Prithviraj movie released in 2106, the director of the said movie was Maarthandan, and another film of Prithviraj was “Oozham” both the films were hits.
In the year 2016, there were 3 films released as Dileep as hero, the films are King Liar, Welcome to Central jail, Pinneyum etc and King Liar was a super duper hit all over the released stations in Kerala. The film released on Onam festival also a success, and the film Pinneyum directed by Adoor Gopala Krishnan was a Dileep film to uplift as parallel or art film. Nivin Pauly, the younger hero has continued his victorious journey in his acting career, In the year 2016, there were 2 films were released as Nivin Pauly the hero, the films are Jacobinte Swarga Raajyam and Action Hero Biju, both the movies positioned in the hit chart. Also Nivin Pauly has acted in a guest role for Aanandam, and he has acted in a movie “Aviyal”, directed by Alphonseputhran and more over Nivin Pauly being noticed much in Tamil cinema and he has committed to act in more Tamil cinemas. Fahad Fazil has acted in 2 movies in the year 2016, the films are Monsoon Mangoes and Maheshinte Prathikaaram, and the film directed by Dileesh Pothen “Maheshiunbte Pathikaaram” was a super hit and the film was a strong coming back of Fahad Fazil, and director Dileesh Pothen became one of the most recognized newest director of Malayalam cinema.
Maheshinte Prathikaaram, the film captured the hearts of all kind of cinema audiences in Malayalam cinema, the film was a low budgeted film, but in box office the film collected highest gross income and of course, the film was a best family entertainer, Jayaram also performed a stunning return back to Malayalam cinema, he has acted in Aadu Puliyaattam, the film directed by Kannan Thamarakkulam , the film was a super hit movie, and there was an un expected victory also happened , it was about the movie Happy Wedding, the movie directed by Omar Lulu and a majority of the performed actors were new comers, Happy Wedding obtained success and positioned in the hit list. Obviously the film was an un expected super hit all over the released stations, the film released in the year 2016, Anuraga Karikkin Vellam was also a super hit directed by a newest director Khalid Rehman, the film gained good opinion from all corner.
Kunchacko Boban has acted in a movie “Kochawa Paulo Ayyappa Koylo”, and the film has a specialty that the producer of the movie is Kunchacko Boban, the film was also a hit movie – and some other films were also entered the hit chart, the films are like An Maria Kalippilaanu, Renjith Shankar’s Pretham, Shanava’s Kismath, Samir Thahir’s Dulquar Salman movie Kali, etc. Newest director Ganesh Raj’s Aanandam was one of the biggest hit of last year, After the super hit movie Amar Akbar Antony director Nadirshah has presented a movie Kattappanayike Hrithik Roshan – both the film were super hits in 2016, the producers of the said movies are happier, whatever be the hits, big success of 2016, gives vigor to establish newest hits in 2017.