We have come to the end of 2016, a year that would probably have brought many odds and evens in everyone’s life. This again gives us the hope to dream and work for a better 2017. The year 2016 was an average year for Malayalam cinema with some great hits and some other films that did not even hit the screens.
Cinema has always been able to grab the attention of the public by its awe-striking glam and glitz. Malayalam film has also changed with the times and the evolving tastes of people, who are considered as the real judges and are bestowed with the power of deciding the destiny of a movie at the box office. Despite some much-awaited releases of 2016 like Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan, which is the first Malayalam film reaching the 100 crore clan, these movies were only able to fill the void created by more number of commercially unsuccessful films to a certain extent.
A total of 118 movies were released in 2016, out of which only 22 were hits at the box office. Though there were many other movies that received critical acclaim for their concept and the way the movies were conceived, some did not survive even one week. The collective approximate budget of all the movies released in Malayalam is roughly estimated to be between Rs. 500 crore and Rs. 600 crore, which also includes the Rs. 130 crore box office collection of Pulimurugan.