Kerala box office will see the first blockbuster for the summer and the year 2011. We are talking about the film Urumi and reports are arriving that the film has recorded hundred percent collections on the release date and the following weekend. With the summer vacation on and many holiday weekends like Vishu, Easter arriving.
Malayalam historical film directed by Santosh Sivan, written by Shankar Ramakrishnan, and produced by Prithviraj, Shaji Natesan, and Santosh Sivan under their new production company, August Cinema.It stars Prithviraj, Genelia D’Souza Prabhu Deva,Nithya Menon and Jagathy Sreekumar, and features Vidya Balan, Arya and Tabu in cameo appearances. The film is being made at a budget of more than 20 crore rupees, making it the second most expensive Malayalam film ever made after Pazhassi Raja. Urumi gets a dubbed release in Tamil as Padhinaitham Nootrandu Uraivaal and English as Vasco da Gama. The film has received international attention with the screening of its trailer at the Hong Kong film festival.
‘Urumi’, as has already been told through posters and promotional trailers, is the story of a person who wanted to kill Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese explorer who came to India in 1498 and then paid two visits later and also became the Portuguese viceroy in India. The film explores history from a purely Indian perspective and tells the story of Chiraykkal Kelu Nayanar (Prithviraj), who had pledged to kill Vasco da Gama, who had inflicted cruelties upon many Indians and who was merciless in his ways. Kelu Nayanar is accompanied by his friend and trader Vavvali (Prabhudeva). Into this story come characters like Arackal Aisha (Genelia), Chiraykkal Bala (Nitya Menon), Chenicheri Kurup (Jagathy Sreekumar) etc.
The film begins from the modern day, where we meet Krishna Das (Prithviraj) and Tarzan (Prabhudeva), two friends who take life in an easy-going manner and who want to make some easy money. They are brought face to face with some facts from history that has got something to do with Krishna Das and which also would affect his future and perspective.
Come to the point, the 20 Crore (200 Million) budget movie was released on March 31 in 80 cinemas across Kerala. According to our source and public talk from cinemas, the movie is getting very good response. Urumi in its opening week (March 31 to April 6), has grossed approximately Rs 2.52 Cr from 77 in Kerala. It means a distributors share of Rs 1.26 Cr, making it Prithviraj’s biggest ever opening.Urumi has broken the records of Prithviraj’s previous movie Anwar at box office.
Coming week,Urumi will face Mohanlal’s China Town and Mammootty’s Doubles,these two movies going to hit the big screens on April 15 as Vishu 2011 Release.
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Report By : Nidheesh RN
Indian Webcasting Network [IWN]
Published: Time : 6:02 P.M /April 11, 2011