15 Industry hits in last 32 years in Mollywood and 11 of them are Mohanlal movies. Stunning.
Industry hits means the films which breaks all the existing box office collection records in a particular film industry and becomes the highest grossing movie till that particular time in an industry. The current industry hit in Mollywood is Mohanlal starrer Puli Murugan which had grossed around 90 crores from Kerala alone and 150 crore+ from its worldwide run. Now, Bahubali 2 had become the second best grosser here in Mollywood by becoming the second only movie to gross over 50 crores from Kerala alone after Puli Murugan. The biggest question in the mind of film lovers here is that, will it gross over 90 crores from here and become the industry hit in Mollywood surpassing a Malayalam Film and that too of Mohanlal.
When we look at the history of industry hit in Mollywood from 1985, we can find out that in these 32 year period, Mollywood had witnessed 15 record breakers which had become industry hits. The stunning and interesting thing is that, out of this 15 industry hits that happened here in Mollywood, 11 of them are Mohanlal starrer movies. It is incredible to say the least. This may be the reason why box office pandits calls Mollywood as Mohanlalwood.
Thalavattam(1986), Irupatham Noottand (1987), Chithram (1988), Kilukkam (1991), Manichithrathazhu (1993), Aniyathipravu (1997), Chandralekha (1997), Aaram Thamburan (1997), Narasimham (2000), Rajamanickyam (2006), Rasathanthram (2006), Classmates (2006), Twenty20 (2008), Drishyam (2013) and Puli Murugan (2016) are the 15 industry hits that happened here in last 32 years.All these films surpassed the records set by previous industry hits by a good margin. Now we have to wait and see, to know whether Bahubali 2, a flick from Tollywood, become the highest grosser in Kerala or not.