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Odiyan (2018) earned a record ₹18.12 Crore worldwide on Day 1, the highest in Malayalam cinema till Dec 2018

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The year, in a nutshell

Abrahaminte Santhathikal


Real Heroes

The members of the Women in Cinema Collective, which was formed last year [2017] in wake of an attack on a popular woman actor, have been striving to protect the interest of women in the Malayalam film industry. The members of the women-only organization announced an open revolt against the all-powerful Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA). It even moved the Kerala High Court against the state government and various film bodies in Malayalam cinema for not implementing the regulations under the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. As a result, the AMMA finally formed an Internal Complaints Committee (anti-sexual harassment committee) in October. (Manoj Kumar R | Indian Express)

The Women in Cinema Collective spoke up for women in cinema although they had to tackle trolls and face a backlash from the film industry itself. However, while most of Bollywood turned their back on the tainted actors, directors et al., mainstream Mollywood seemed to have no qualms in welcoming even those accused of heinous acts against women. (Athira M, Saraswathy Nagarajan| The Hindu)

Women at the helm

BR Vijayalakshmi’s bi-lingual Abhiyum Anuvum was followed by Roshni Dinaker’s My Story and Anjali Menon’s blockbuster Koode. Then came youngster Soumya Sadanandan’s Mangalyam Thanthunanena. (Athira M, Saraswathy Nagarajan| The Hindu)


It has been a year when Malayalam cinema won international and national recognition. Beginning with Jayaraj’s Bhayanakam, which won three national awards and two State film awards, the year saw Lijo Jose Pellissery’s Ea.Ma.Yau. winning a rich haul of awards. D Bijukumar’s Painting Life became a globetrotter by winning a place in several prestigious film festivals. Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s much-lauded S Durga finally was officially released in India after a lot of controversy on account of its title. (Athira M, Saraswathy Nagarajan| The Hindu)

The struggles of top stars

The Malayalam audience largely rejected star vehicles – a trend which was highly unfavorable for films starring Mammootty and Mohanlal. (Manoj Kumar R | Indian Express)

Mammootty steered clear of controversies this year. He did not star in regressive films like Kasaba or did not openly endorse misogyny in any of his films He made decent films like Street Lights, Parole, Uncle, Oru Kuttanadan Blog but these failed to impress the audience and critics. His crime thriller about a psychopath serial killer, Abrahaminte Santhathikal, received mixed reviews but made profits at the box office. The year could have been memorable for the actor if Peranbu had released. Directed by Ram, the film seems to have fully explored the depths of Mammootty’s acting skills. (Manoj Kumar R | Indian Express)

Varathan


If he had a chance, Mohanlal would hit the reset button on 2018. It was a stressful year for the actor as, in his own words, he was made the face of a serious controversy concerning women’s rights and safety in the Malayalam film industry. He was elected the president of AMMA earlier this year. In the very first general body meeting, in his capacity as the president of the AMMA, he reinstated Dileep’s membership. Mohanlal drew flak from different quarters of the society and was slammed for allegedly siding with the accused without considering the plight of the victim. The incident triggered a few resignations and the WCC’s rebellion against AMMA. He even irked many when he called #MeToo movement as a mere “fad” with a “short life span.” (Manoj Kumar R | Indian Express)

Mohanlal also struggled to make an impact on screen. He began the year with Neerali, which fell flat at the box office. His cameo in Kayamkulam Kochunni was appreciated and his comedy outing Drama was also received well. But, the actor’s most-awaited film Odiyan was a massive let down. Marketed on the distinctions of being the most expensive Malayalam film and Kerala’s first superhero film, it was widely criticized for its lazy writing and poor execution. (Manoj Kumar R | Indian Express)

Aadhi

2018 was the year of the debutant.

More than 100 newcomers made their debut as directors. Four women directors released their dream projects, all mainstream movies, which met with varying responses at the box office. While superstars continue to be in their own orbit, young actors came in droves and became scene-stealers. If indies showed that stars and big budgets were not a necessity to make good cinema, actors like Fahadh Faasil, Tovino Thomas, Shane Nigam, Soubin Shahir and Antony Varghese, Manju Warrier, Parvathy, Nimisha Sajayan, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Samyuktha Menon and many more breathed life into a wide range of heroes and heroines. (Athira M, Saraswathy Nagarajan| The Hindu)

2018 saw [three] star kids making their debuts solely based on their strengths. Kalidas Jayaram and Pranav Mohanlal (and Shravan Mukesh) may have landed their first films, thanks to their powerful last names. However, they won over the audience and critics with their talent and earnestness that was untouched by the stardom of their fathers. (Manoj Kumar R | Indian Express)

Pranav debuted with director Jeethu Joseph’s Aadhi, which gave him the platform to showcase his athletic abilities. Kalidas made his screen debut with Poomaram, which was driven more by his performance rather than his ability to jump from one building to another. The film was already a rage, thanks to its viral title track. The campus drama shined the light on an acting talent to look out for in the days to come. (Manoj Kumar R | Indian Express)

Some of the debutants to look out for include Shamdat Sainudeen (Street Lights), Sharrath Sandith (Parole), Mridul Nair (BTech), Jean Markose (Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri), Jubith Namradath (Aabhaasam), Nirmal Sahadev (Ranam), Prasobh Vijayan (Lilli), and Vijesh Vijay (Mandhaaram). (Athira M, Saraswathy Nagarajan| The Hindu)

Nine new directors made their bow at the International Film Festival of Kerala. Vipin Radhakrishnan, Vinu AK, Unnikrishnan Avala, Sumesh Lal, Binu Bhaskar, Goutham Soorya, Sudeep Elamon and PK Biju Kuttan were among the filmmakers who showcased their maiden Malayalam feature films at the IFFK. (Athira M, Saraswathy Nagarajan| The Hindu)

The find of the year was undoubtedly Zakariya Mohammed, the director of Sudani from Nigeria. (Athira M, Saraswathy Nagarajan| The Hindu)

Ee.Ma.Yau

Notable films

Multiple award-winner B Ajith Kumar made a mark with his hard-hitting Eeda, which looked at political violence in Kannur sans any rosy spectacles. Dijo Jose Antony managed a sleeper hit with Queen, albeit it was panned by critics. Prajesh Sen’s kick-off with Captain, a biopic on footballer VP Sathyan, with Jayasurya getting into the shoes of the character, scored at the box office too. Tinu Pappachan and Shaji Padoor made a mark with Swanthanthryam Ardharathriyil and Mammootty-starrer Abrahaminte Santhathikal respectively. Ramesh Pisharody tested new waters with Panchavarnathatha. Gireesh Damodar’s Uncle and Vishnu Narayan’s Maradona did not send fans into a frenzy but scored with them nevertheless. (Athira M, Saraswathy Nagarajan| The Hindu)

Fellini TP chugged into theatres with Theevandi, starring the in-form Tovino Thomas while Rafeek Ibrahim’s Padayottam had its moments. All that bluster and big talk looked like it would sink Odiyan but audiences did not give up on V A Shrikumar Menon’s Mohanlal-starrer. The year ended with Jose Sebastian, a newbie, making a name for himself, with Ente Ummante Peru. (Athira M, Saraswathy Nagarajan| The Hindu)

Seasoned filmmakers proved their expertise in the medium. Veteran cinematographer Venu’s Carbon had an intriguing storyline and Fahadh Faasil. It impressed even when the film did not glitter all that much at the box office. Shyamaprasad showed why he is the best in the genre of relationship dramas with his heart-warming tale of a young man with Asperger Syndrome in Hey Jude. M Mohanan’s Aravindante Adhithikal pulled in family audiences. Amal Neerad’s Varathan, his best till now, was perhaps the first Malayalam film that took a hard look at the many forms of sexual harassment that a woman faces in contemporary Kerala. (Athira M, Saraswathy Nagarajan| The Hindu)

Rosshan Andrrews’ Kayamkulam Kochunni, starring Nivin Pauly, did prove to be a winner in spite of its over-the-top glitzy narrative. Ranjith Sankar is on a roll. He and Jayasurya teamed up and regaled audiences with two very different films — Njaan Marykutty, which spoke for the third gender, and Pretham 2, sequel to a horror flick. Madhupal returned with a bang with Oru Kuprasidha Payyan, so too M Padmakumar with Joseph. 2018 ended on a happy note for Sathyan Anthikad as his Njan Prakashan was lapped up by the audience. (Athira M, Saraswathy Nagarajan| The Hindu)

While Abrid Shine got mixed reviews for his Poomaram, a take on college youth festivals that was released after several delays, Kamal’s Aami, a biopic on Madhavikutty, did not quite turn out to be a bestseller. (Athira M, Saraswathy Nagarajan| The Hindu)

Eeda

Underrated movies

Director B Ajithkumar’s Eeda is one of the films that went underrecognized this year. The reimagined tale of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Eeda reflects on ramifications of political violence in present-day Kannur. (Manoj Kumar R | Indian Express)

Kammara Sambhavam found unexpected support from International Business Times, India, which wrote:

<<'Kammara Sambhavam' was released at the wrong time, and Dileep's alleged involvement in the actress abduction case badly impacted its theatrical run. However, the film is one of the best pictures of recent times, and it showed the audiences, how art forms and literary works could reshape the entire history.

<<It should be also noted that Kammara Sambhavam is one of the most technically brilliant movies ever made in Malayalam. This Ratheesh Ambat directorial is rich in frames, and it is a sheer pleasure to watch the visuals on screen. Murali Gopy's script was also top-rated, but what failed for the movie was the unnecessary pre-release marketing gimmicks adopted by the makers. The makers of the movie marketed this flick as a commercial mass masala entertainer, but 'Kammara Sambhavam' was actually a class film with an uncompromising cinematic language. >>

Kerala Film Critics’ Awards, 2018

Oru Kuprassidha Payyan bags critics’ award, April 9, 2019: The Times of India


Oru Kuprassidha Payyan directed by Madhupal bagged the Kerala Film Critics Award 2018 for the best film. Mohanlal won the best actor award for his performance in Odiyan. Nimisha Sajayan (Oru Kuprasidha Payyan) and Anusree (Aadhi and Aanakallan) were adjudged best actresses. Shaji N Karun is the best director (Olu).

‘Chalachithra Ratnam’ lifetime achievement award will be presented to veteran actress Sheela while Chalachithrprathiba awards will be bestowed upon music director-lyricist Kaithapram Damodharan Namboothiri, director-actor P Sreekumar, actor Lalu Alex, actress-producer Menaka Suresh and dubbing artist Bhagyalakshmi.

Joseph directed by M Padmakumar bagged the award for second best film, while Joju George who who played the lead in the movie won the second best actor award.

Iniya’s performance in the movies Parole and Pengalila won her the second best actress award.

Mubeehaq won the award for best screenplay for the movie Khalifa. Rajeev Alunkal is the best lyricist (Marubhoomikal and Aanakallan) while Kailas Menon is the best music director (Theevandi).

Rakesh Brahmanandan grabbed the best playback singer (male) award for the song in Pen Masala and Rashmi Satheeshan won the award for best playback singer (female) for Ee Mazhanilavil.

Pranav Mohanlal and Audrey Miriam are best debutants in male and female categories, respectively. Master Rithun (Appuvinte Sathyanweshanam) and Baby Akshara Kishore (Pengalila and Samaksham) are the best child artists.

The awards were declared by critics’ association president George Onakkoor during a news conference.

The winners were chosen from a list of 33 entries, said Onakkoor.

97 significant Malayalam films: the complete chart

Sudani From Nigeria did extremely well at the box office and also delighted the critics.

There were other films, too, but they neither earned money nor did they please the critics.

Legend/ sources

BO: The box office rank of the film, determined by the film’s earnings in ₹ crore.

Earnings ₹ crore: The two main sources consulted were TMR (Top Movie Rankings) and Imdb. Whenever there was a difference in the figures given, Indpaedia chose the higher figure, as is the practice at Indpaedia.

The biggest differences of opinion were on Captain and Odiyan.

Captain: TMR’s figure was ₹23.70 crore and IMDb’s ₹4.11. The 576% difference was too huge to allow Indpaedia to automatically go for its ‘higher figure’ principle. Therefore, a third umpire was needed. FB (Filmi Beat) does not give BO figures (or even ranks). Captain is on FB’s 24th rung, just above Carbon: Ashes And Diamonds, which earned ₹4.5 crore. Two out of three authorities thus favoured a gross figure of around ₹4.5 crore. We went back to TMR. It was clear that they had made a totalling error, and that Captain’s 10- day gross, even according to TMR, was only ₹5.02 crore.

Odiyan: TMR said that the film earned ₹49.16 Crore worldwide. Imdb put the figure at ₹60.66. However, both agreed that it was the year’s 2nd biggest hit. Some publications put it at no.1 and gave much higher BO figures.

CH The Cinemaholic

Filmi Beat Filmi Beat

IBT International Business Times, India

IE Manoj Kumar R |The good, bad and ugly of Malayalam cinema in 2018 December 25, 2018 | Indian Express No ranks were assigned, only critical favourites were mentioned.

Imdb Imdb

Joseph was another favourite of the critics.
A screenshot from Poomuthole

KB Anjana Nair | Kochi Buzz, till Aug 31, 2018

NIE New Indian Express

TH Reels of change in Malayalam cinema |Athira M, Saraswathy Nagarajan| DECEMBER 27, 2018 | The Hindu

TMR Top Movie Rankings

TNM The News Minute No ranks were assigned, only critical favourites were mentioned.

TOI 1 The Times of India

TOI2 The Times of India

TOI3 The Times of India

TW The Week We assume that the films have been listed in the order of The Week’s preference.

The 67+4 highest-earning films of 2018

Njan Prakashan
A freeze-frame from the song Omal Thamara

All columns after ‘FB’ indicate the critical (and not box-office or commercial) ranks assigned to the films (in the vertical column) by the authorities mentioned (in the horizontal row).


 

BO

Film

Earnings ₹ crore

FB

CH

IBT

IE

IMDb

KB

NIE

TNM

TOI 1

TOI 2

TOI 3

TW

Credits

1.

Kayamkulam Kochunni

67.2

02

 

 

 

1.

 

 

 

03

06

05

 

Written by Bobby – Sanjay; directed by Rosshan Andrrews * Nivin Pauly, Mohanlal, Priya Anand,Sunny Wayne,Manikandan,Priyanka Thimmesh

2.

Odiyan

60.66

01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

12

 

Director: VA Shrikumar Menon. Writer: Harikrishnan, *Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Manju Warrier, Manoj Joshi

3.

Njan Prakashan

51.7

06

 

05

 

 

 

 

 

 

02

02

 

D: Sathyan Anthikkad *Fahadh Faasil, Sreenivasan

4.

Abrahaminte Santhathikal

38.9

03

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

07

10

08

 

Director: Shaji Padoor *Mammootty, Anson Paul, Kaniha, Kalabhavan Shajohn, Maqbool Salmaan, Renji Panicker, Narain, Sudev Nair, Maria John

5.

Varathan

33.4

14

 

 

IE

3.

 

03

TNM

14

20

18

 

Dir: Amal Neerad *Fahadh Faasil, Aishwarya Lekshmi  A mega hit.

6.

Aadhi

31.1

08

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Jeethu Joseph | *Pranav Mohanlal, Sharafudheen, Meghanadhan, Siddique

7.

Aadu 2  

26.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2017, Dec 22) Directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas *Jayasurya, Vijay Babu, Vinayakan, Saiju Kurup, Sunny Wayne, Renji Panicker, Sandra Thomas, Bhagath Manual

8.

Sudani From Nigeria

25.52

16

09

 

IE

5.

03

01

TNM 1

 

 

25

02

Written and directed by: Zakariya *Soubin Shahir, Samuel Abiola Robinson A major hit.

9.

Theevandi

24.4

04

 

 

 

6.

 

06

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Fellini T.P. |*Tovino Thomas | A major hit

10.

Koode

20.3

21

08

 

IE

7.

 

 

TNM

 

 

 

 

D: Anjali Menon *Prithviraj Sukumaran, Nazriya Nazim, Parvathy Thiruvoth

11.

Masterpiece

17.16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2017, Dec 21) Written by Udayakrishna, directed by Ajai Vasudev * Mammootty, Unni Mukundan, Gokul Suresh, Mukesh, Salim Kumar, Maqbool Salmaan, Kalabhavan Shajon, Captain Raju, Bijukuttan, Mahima Nambiar,  Varalaxmi Sarathkumar  |

12.

Aravindante Athidhikal

16.3

40

 

 

 

8.

 

 

TNM

 

 

 

 

Director: M. Mohanan | *Vineeth Sreenivasan, Sreenivasan, Nikhila Vimal, Urvashi

13.

Mayaanadhi

10.54

 

02

 

 

 

 

 

TNM

 

 

 

 

(2017, Dec 22) D: Aashiq Abu, Writers: Syam Pushkaran, Dileesh Nair *Tovino Thomas, Aishwarya Lakshmi

14.

Panchavarna Thatha

10.2

42

 

 

 

9.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Ramesh Pisharody | *Jayaram, Kunchacko Boban, Anusree, Salim Kumar   A hit

15.

Kuttanadan Marpappa

09.8

44

 

 

 

10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written and directed: Sreejith Vijayan, *Kunchacko Boban

16.

Queen

09.60

05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Dijo Jose Antony | *Dhruvan, Saniya Iyappan, Eldho Mathew, Ashwin Jose A hit

17.

Njan Marykutty

08.9

22

 

04

 

 

05

 

TNM

 

 

 

 

D: Ranjith Sankar *Jayasurya

18.

Kammara Sambhavam

08.60

07

 

03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writer: Murali Gopy,director: Rathish Ambat, *Dileep

19.

Joseph

08.27

11

04

01

 

 

 

04

TNM

01

04

03

01

Directed by M Padmakumar, *Joju George

20.

B Tech

08.09

 

 

 

 

 

 

05

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Mridul Nair | *Asif Ali, Aparna Balamurali, Anoop Menon, Sreenath Bhasi / High ROI.

21.

Uncle

07.34

15

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

08

11

09

 

*Mammootty,  Joy Mathew,  Karthika Muralidharan,  Suresh Krishna,  Kailash, KPAC Lalitha. 6.2 cr according to IMDB. Average success.

22.

Padayottam

06.23

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

TNM

15

 

19

 

Directors: Rafeek Ibrahim, Nithin Michael | * Biju Menon, Anu Sithara, Lijo Jose Pellissery, Dileesh Pothan, Basil Joseph, Aju Varghese   A hit

23.

Oru Pazhaya Bomb Kadha

05.8

34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Shafi | *Bibin George, Hareesh Kanaran, Prayaga Martin, Kalabhavan Shajohn  A hit

24.

Ente Peru Surya Ente Veedu India (Mal+ Tel)

05.73

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allu Arjun

25.

Hey Jude

05.7

48

 

 

 

 

01

 

TNM

 

 

 

 

Director: Shyamaprasad | *Nivin Pauly, Trisha Krishnan, Siddique, Vijay Menon

26.

Shikkari Shambhu

05.6

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writer: Nishad Koya, Directed by Sugeeth. *Kunchacko Boban | Average box office.

27.

Neerali

05.42

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05

08

07

 

D: Ajay Varma; *Mohanlal, Parvatii Nair, Nadia Moidu, Nassar, Saikumar, Dileesh Pothan, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Megha Mathew

28.

Pretham 2

05.41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

11

 

Dir: Ranjith Sankar *Jayasurya  A flop

29.

Vimaanam 

05.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written and directed by   Pradeep M Nair *Prithviraj Sukumaran, Durga Krishna, Nedumudi Venu, Sudheer Karamana, Alencier Ley, P Balachandran, Shanthi Krishna, Anarkali Marikar

30.

Captain

05.02

24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

 

*Jayasurya. (TMR figures are almost five times higher than imdb’s. See note.)

31.

Mohanlal

05.01

57

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

22

 

Director: Sajid Yahiya |Indrajith Sukumaran,  Manju Warrier,  Aju Varghese,  Soubin Shahir, Salim Kumar, Hareesh Kanaran, Shebin Benson

32.

Chalakkudikkaran Changathi

04.86

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D: Vinayan

33.

Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil

04.7

09

 

 

IE

 

 

 

TNM

 

 

23

 

Writer, director: Tinu Pappachan, *Antony Varghese of Angamaly Diaries   Average success.

34.

Aanakkallan

04.7

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

Director: Suresh Divakar | *Biju Menon, Siddique, Suraaj Venjarammoodu, Kaniha

35.

Oru Kuprasidha Payyan

04.61

12

07

 

 

 

 

 

 

02

05

04

 

Director: Madhupal, *Tovino Thomas

36.

Carbon: Ashes And Diamonds

04.5

25

 

 

IE

 

02

 

TNM

 

 

28

 

Directed by Venu Goopaalan *Fahadh Faasil  | A flop

37.

Ranam: Detroit Crossing

04.48

32

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

04

07

06

 

Director: Nirmal Sahadev |*Prithviraj Sukumaran ,Rahman,Isha Talwar,Ashwin Kumar,Nandhu,Shyamaprasad  A disaster, according to IMDB.

38.

Johny Johny Yes Appa

04.41

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Marthandan | *Kunchacko Boban, Sanoop Santhosh, Anu Sithara, Vijayaraghavan |

39.

Drama

04.11

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

16

14

 

Writer, director Ranjith; *Mohanlal, Dileesh Pothan, Kaniha, Arundathi Nag, Anu Sithara, Jewel Mary, Johny Antony, Shyamaprasad, Asha Sharath

40.

Street Lights

03.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dir: Shamdat Sainudheen *Mammootty  Flop.

41.

Aana Alaralodalaral

03.79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writer: Sarath Balan *Vineeth Sreenivasan, Anu Sithara, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Mamukkoya, Vijayaraghavan, Vishak Nair,  Hareesh Perumanna

42.

Oru Kuttanadan Blog

03.54

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Sethu *Mammootty

43.

Ira

03.5

45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

Director: Saiju

44.

Ente Ummante Peru,

03.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

10

 

Director: Jose Sebastian, * Tovino Thomas

45.

Maradona

03.22

 

 

 

 

 

 

02

TNM

 

 

 

 

Director: Vishnu Narayn | *Tovino Thomas, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sharanya R. Nair, Tito Wilson  A flop

46.

Chanakyatanthram

03.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Kannan Thamarakkulam | *Unni Mukundan, Anoop Menon, Shruti Ramachandran, Shivada Nair

47.

Parole

03.12

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Sharrath Sandith |  *Mammootty | Only ₹2.31 cr and a ‘disaster’ according to IMDB.zxc

48.

Mangalyam Thanthunanena

02.8

53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Soumya Sadanandan| Kunchacko Boban A flop

49.

Thattum Purathu Achuthan

02.43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01

01

 

Dir Lal Jose * Kunchacko BobanSandhuraj

50.

Poomaram

02.27

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Abrid Shine | *Kalidas Jayaram | Only 1.8 cr and a disaster according to IMDB.

51.

Mandharam

02.24

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Vijesh Vijay | *Asif Ali, Arjun Asokan, Varsha Bollamma, Anarkali Marikar  | A DISASTER |

52.

Iblis

01.91

54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asif Ali, Rohith VS

53.

My Story

01.8

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D: Roshni Dinaker *Prithviraj – Parvathy. A Disaster

54.

Rosapoo

01.7

59

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Vinu Joseph | * Biju Menon, Neeraj Madhav, Soubin Shahir, Anjali

55.

Thobama-

01.63

56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-written and directed by Mohsin Kassim *Sharaf U Dheen, Krishna Shankar, and Siju Wilson  A disaster.

56.

Ee.Ma.Yau

01.60

 

01

02

IE

 

04

 

TNM 2

 

 

 

03

D: Lijo Jose Pellissery * Vinayakan, Chemban Vinod Jose

57.

Ankarajyathe Jimmanmar

01.53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Praveen Narayanan | *Rony David, Roopesh Peethambaran, Anu Mohan, Rajeev Pillai

58.

French Viplavam

01.43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

17

15

 

Director: Maju *Sunny Wayne, Lal, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sasi Kalinga

59.

Ente Mezhuthiri Athazhangal

01.31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

Director: Sooraj Thomas |* Anoop Menon, Miya George, Dileesh Pothan, Lal Jose, Shyamaprasad, Alencier Ley Lopez, V. K. Prakash, Srikant Murali, Tini Tom

60.

Diwanjimoola Grand Prix

01.17

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D: Anil Radhakrishna Menon *Kunchacko Boban, Nyla Usha, Siddique, Rahul Rajasekharan

61.

Daivame Kaithozham K Kumar Akanam

01.00

51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dir: Salim Kumar *Jayaram Anusree, Sreenivasan, Vinayakan, Salim Kumar, Suraj Venjaramoodu, Nedumudi Venu, Mamukkoya, Hareesh Perumanna

62.

Nithyaharitha Nayakan

00.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Binuraj | *Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Anju Aravind, Jaffer Idukki

63.

Eeda

00.90

50

05

 

IE

 

 

 

TNM

 

 

 

04

Directed by B Ajithkumar *Shane Nigam, Nimisha Sajayan 

64.

Mahanati (Telugu-Tamil)

00.80

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dulquer Salmaan, Keerthy Suresh

65.

Suvarna Purushan

00.51

41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

66.

Kalyanam

00.43

58

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directed by: Rajesh Nair *Shravan Mukesh

67.

Neeli

00.36

33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Althaf Rahman | *Mamta Mohandas, Anoop Menon, Baburaj, Rahul Madhav

 

KGF

---

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The original film was in Kannada.

 

Vikadakumaran

---

23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Boban Samuel | * Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Manasa Radhakrishnan, Indrans

 

Premasoothram

---

39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Jiju Asokan | * Balu Varghese, Lijo Mol Jose, Chemban Vinod Jose, Manju Satheesh

 

369

---

52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director: Jefin Joy, Writer: Jefin Joy, * Hemanth Menon, Shafique Rahiman, Miya Sree

 


According to FB, Thanaha ranked 26th at the box office (out of 62 films). Director: Prakash Kunjhan Moorayil * Hareesh Kanaran, Sreejith Ravi, Sudheesh Anchery, Sruthy Bala,Balachandran Chullikadu, Shiva ji Guruvayoor

13 films that the critics liked but the box office did not

Carbon

According to FB the following were the box office ranks (out of 62) of four films in this list:

Dakini 29

Aami 46

Kinavalli 55

Autorsha 62


 

Film

CH

IBT

IE

Imdb

KB

NIE

TNM

TOI 1

TOI2

TOI3

TW

Credits

Aabhaasam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05

Director: Jubith Namradath  Stars: Nassar, Divya Gopinath, Nirmal Palazhi, Suraaj Venjarammoodu

Aalorukkam

 

 

 

 

 

 

TNM

 

 

 

 

Director: V C Abhilash Producer: Jolly Lonappan * Indrans, Sreekanth Menon, Vishnu Agasthya, Thraya, Aliyar, Seethabaala

Aami

03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

 

Director: Kamal | Stars: Manju Warrier, Murali Gopy, Tovino Thomas, Anoop Menon. The  biopic of Kamala Das

Autorsha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09

15

13

 

Director: Sujith Vaassudev *Anusree, Tini Tom

Bhayanakam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

06

09

 

 

Director: Jayaraj, *Renji Panicker, Asha Sharath. National Film Award for Best Direction but a major flop.

Chandragiri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

20

 

Lal,  Sajitha Madathil,  Sunil Sukhada,  Kochu Preman, Hareesh Peradi, Joy Mathew

Dakini

 

 

 

 

 

 

TNM

12

18

16

 

Saiju Kurup, Aju Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Indrans, Alencier Ley Lopez, Sethu Lakshmi

Kamuki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

21

 

Director: Binu S. *Askar Ali,  Aparna Balamurali

Kinavalli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

Director: Sugeeth | *Krrish Menon, Sowmya Menon, Hareesh Perumanna, Hareesh Kanaran, Surabhi Santhosh, Ajmal Zayn

Kunju Daivam  

 

 

 

 

 

 

TNM

 

 

 

 

Directed by Jeo Baby *Adhish Praveen

Lilli

06

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

19

17

 

Director: Prasobh Vijayan| *Samyuktha Menon, Kannan Nayar, Dhanesh Anand

Samaksham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

 

*Dinesh Nair, Gayathri

Udalazham

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

03

 

 

*Anumol

 

 

Another 13 also-rans

Bhayanakam: citically acclaimed, award-winning, but still a commercial disaster


According to FB the following were the box office ranks (out of 62) of five films in this list:

Naam 37

Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri 38

Kaly 47

Charminar 60

Kala Viplavam Pranayam 61


Film

Credits

 

Abhiyude Katha Anuvinteyum

Director: B.R. Vijayalakshmi | Stars: Piaa Bajpai, Suhasini, Tovino Thomas

 

Charminar

Director: Ajith C. Logesh | Stars: Ashwin Kumar, Hemanth Menon, Harshika Poonacha, Manoj Guiness

 

Contessa 

Director: Sudip E.S. | Stars: Sarath Kumar, Sreejith Ravi, Sinil Sainuddin, Sunil Sukhada

 

Cuban Colony

Director: Manoj Varghese Parecattil | Stars: AbleBenni, SeeRaj Vikram, Sreekanth Dasan, Gk Gokul

 

Kala Viplavam Pranayam

Director: Jithin Jithu | Stars: Anson Paul, Vineeth Vishwam, Saiju Kurup, Gayathri Suresh

 

Kaly

Director: Najeem Koya | Stars: Shebin Benson, Joju George, Anil Reji, Baburaj

 

Kidu

Director: Majeed Abu | Stars: Stibin Anagha, Abdullah Ayman, Sudhi Koppa, Pradeep Kottaya, Leona Lishoy,Anjali Aneesh Upasana.

 

Koodasha

Director: Dinu Thomas Eelan | Stars: Baburaj, Devan, Joy Mathew, Aaryan Krishna Menon

 

Kuttanpillayude Sivarathri

Director: Jean Markose | Stars: Suraaj Venjarammoodu, Asha Sreekanth, Biju Sopanam, Srinda Ashab

Flop

Ladoo

Director: Arungeorge K. David | Stars: Sooriyagaayathri Ashok, Vinay Forrt, Favour Francis, Aneesh Gopal

Disaster

Laughing Apartment Near Girinagar

Director: Nizar | Stars: Dharmajan Bolgatty, Pradeep Kottayam, Salim Kumar, Aswathi Menon

DISASTER

Naam

Director: Joshy Thomas Pallickal | Stars: Tovino Thomas, Nizhalgal Ravi, Renji Panicker, Aditi Ravi

Disaster

Nonsense

Director: Mc Jithin | Stars: Rinosh George, Febia Mathew, Vinay Forrt, Kalabhavan Shajohn

Flop

 

See also

Box office records of Malayalam films

Box office records of Malayalam films, 2014

Box office records of Malayalam films, 2016

Box office records of Malayalam films, 2017

Box office records of Malayalam films, 2018

Malayalam cinema: 2010 onwards

Dileep (Gopalakrishnan Pillai)

Bhavana (Karthika Menon)

Priya Prakash Varrier

Rehana Fathima

…and several other pages on Malayalam cinema.

Box office records of Hindi-Urdu films

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Floods in Kerala: a history, from ancient times to the present.

Cochin – The Dutch Portuguese and Jewish Influences

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