‘Shikkar’ wins the Ramzan race

The Mohanlal starrer has turned out to be the top-performer at the box office, ‘Vande Maataram’ crashes.

Published: 02nd October 2010 02:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:01 PM   |  A+A-

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The poster of 'Shikkar' starring Mohanlal in the lead.

KOCHI: Mollywood had three big releases during the Ramzan month but the ultimate winner in this race has turned out to be superstar Mohanlal’s ‘Shikkar’. The two other Malayalam movies released during the period were ‘Vande Maataram’ and ‘Elsamma Enna Aankutty’.

‘Shikkar’ got a grand opening during the first few days and continued the success journey for first few weeks in almost all the major centers. Of the three films that were released, ‘Shikkar’ is the only one that is enjoying a good run. The movie has reportedly collected Rs 3.5 crores as a distributor share from its first two weeks.

In the meantime, the Mammootty starrer ‘Vande Maataram’ has failed at the box office. It is a bilingual movie, which was made with a budget of around Rs 8 crores. The film hasn’t earned more than Rs 3 Crores.

The producer claims that Mammootty’s lack of interest in promoting the film was the reason for the film’s failure.

The third movie in the race, ‘Elsamma Enna Aankutty’, has however done much better than ‘Vande Maataram’. It has been already declared as a hit and the director Lal Jose has managed to draw better response than ‘Shikkar’.

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