Industry Hits in Malayalam, All Time Blockbuster Movies

The box office revenue of Malayalam films has been increased considerably in this decade. Drishyam became the first 50 crore movie in 2013. In the last century, movies were getting less revenue compared to recent crop of hit movies. It is true that ticket charges and number of theatres has helped movies to amass good box office collections. Mohanlal’s latest movie Pulimurugan is all set to become the first 100 crore movie in the history of Malayalam. Here we list the Industry hits in Malayalam film industries.

What is an industry hit?

A movie which breaks all the box office records of an industry is called an industry hit

* moving towards industry hit. Oppam was going to be a industry hit but pulimurugan collection has overtaken it quickly.

the first ‘Mega Hit’ in Malayalam cinema

‘Nalla Thanka’ is considered as the first ‘Mega Hit’ in Malayalam cinema. Legends such as music director V. Dakshinamoorthy and stalwarts of musical opera such as Augustine Joseph and Vaikom Mani were presented to the world of Hollywood for the first time by the film. The film also introduced Malayalam audiences to comic actor S. P. Pillai and actress Miss Omana (real name N J Mary).

Early Malayalam cinema featured several popular stage actors. Playback singing was not very popular, and film producers and directors preferred musical opera singing stars. With the advent and popularity of cinema,’sangeeta natakam’ began to fade in popularity. Augustine Joseph and Manikuttan Nair, better known as Vaikom Mani, were two such singing stars who made their film debuts thanks to this film.

† Considered as the first Malayalam mega hit movie [ref]

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