Da thadiya Malayalam Movie Review and Box Office Collection Report

                              Aashiq Abu has scored a hatrick with 'Da Thadiya' following the success of '22 Female Kottayam' and 'Salt N Pepper'. Aashiq Abu strikes again with a unique themed movie that shares positive feelings with the audience.                      'Da Thadiya' explores the life of Luka (Sekhar Menon), an obese youth weighing 120 kg. The film tells the love story of Luka and his childhood friend Ann Mary Thadikkaran (Ann Augustine).
                     The movie is an excellent watch if you go without much expectations and if you forget the fact that it is Aashiq Abu movie. Salt N Pepper was a long way better than this movie in realism. Da Thadiya will entertain you and with some good positive message and a good climax, the movie will leave a happy feeling inside the viewer.
                     Casting of the movie has been done perfectly by Aashiq Abu. Sekhar Menon in title has done a decent job though this is his first film. Sekhar Menin is perfect for the role of Luka. Apart from playing the character of a supportive brother, Sreenath Bhasi also is the narrator of the movie who utters some of the best lines in the movie in kochi slang. Ann Augustine did well in romantic scenes. Nivin Pauly, Maniyan Pilla Raju, and Edavela Babu has come up with superb performances. The way Nivin Pauly was introduced and built up as 'Rahul Vaidyar' was terrific. 
             Script of the movie is simple,entertaining but it is bit dragging at times and seemed to be half-baked. 'Da Thadiya' has an interesting first half whereas the second half is a bit dragging. Cinematography and Editing by Shuju Kahlid were appreciable. Songs by Bijibal has already become favorites via social medias.
              Aashiq Abu once again proved his caliber in direction. Of course, "Da Thadiya' is a good watch among the christmas releases.

POSITIVES :                                           NEGATIVES :
- Cast Performance                                - Dragging Second half
- Plot                                                     - Fight sequence
- Direction
- Songs and BGM
- Cinematography, Editing

RATING : 2.5/5
VERDICT : Good


BOX OFFICE :

Da Thadiya has released in 54 theatres all over kerala. Da Thadiya has able to acquire a good word of mouth.

Da Thadiya has collected a surprising 1.34 Crores in 3 days despite strong competition from superstar releases. Surely Da Thadiya will cash in its long run
With 1,260 shows in its first week, Da Thadiya has collected 2 Crores.
Da Thadiya is picking up in it's box office collection. With a total of 2,800 shows, Da Thadiya has collected 3.10 Crores in 13 days. Aashiq abu is continuing his streak of back to back hits.
The film has completed 4,200 theatrical shows in it's 20 days run. A number of removals are expected in the fourth week.

Top 5 Costliest Movies ever made in Bollywood

There have been lot movies in Bollywood on which lot of money has been spent for its production. Listing here the top 5 movie with highest budget ever in Bollywood.



1 Ra.One (2011)

      BUDGET : 125 crores + 52 crores for marketing alone

       Ra.one is a superhero science fiction directed by Anubhav Sinha, this is by
far the most expensive Bollywood film till date. Shahrukh Khan essayed the
superhero character G.one whereas 'Ra.one', the antagonist was played by
Arjun Rampal and main heroine was sizzling kareena kapoor. Also Rajnikanth,
Sanjay Dutt and Priyanka Chopra made cameo appearances in the movie.
       Ra.one being considered as a technological breakthrough among Indian
films was made with a budget of 125 crores. Further, 52 crores were spent
for marketing strategies including viral marketing, a nine-month publicity
campaign, brand tie-ups, merchandise, video games etc.
This movie was produced by red chilies entertainment. The movie received
mixed critical responses. Ra.one collected around 271 crores (US$49.32
million) worldwide including the collections from dubbed versions.

2 BLUE (2009)

     BUDGET : 120

      Directed by Anthony D’Souza and written by American writers Joshua Lurie
and Bryan M.Sullivan, 'Blue' was underwater thriller adventure film. Movie
was released in 2009 with a star cast like Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Lara
Dutta and Zayed Khan. The movie was loosely based on hollywood movie 'Into
the blue'
      Produced by Dhillin Mehta, the movie received negative reviews from
critics. Total production cost neared 120 crores but the movie failed to
make an impact in boxoffice. Its overall collection is estimated to be 52.5
crores and was declared as a Boxoffice Failure.

3 Don 2 (2011)

BUDGET : 70 Crores

       Don 2 is the sequel of the movie Don(2006) starring Shahrukh khan and
Priyanka Chopra in lead. The movie was directed by Farhan Akhtar and
produced combinely by Ritesh Sidhwani, Shahrukh Khan, Farhan Akhtar. Don 2
was filmed in India, Malaysia, Germany, Thailand and Switzerland.
Don 2 received mixed critical reception in India and mostly positive
response overseas. The movie was made with a budget of 70 crores and its
worldwide gross is around 228 crores.

4 Ghajini (2008)

BUDGET : 65 Crores

        Directed and written by AR Murugadoss, it is the remake of his own superhit
tamil film in the same. Aamir Khan and Asin in the lead, the film was the
biggest hit collecting around 190 crores. With a budget of 65 crores, it
was the first bollywood film to cross the 100 crore mark during its release
in 2008. During its release it became the highest grossing movies of all
time until broken by another film of Aamir Khan '3 Idiots'.

5 Bodyguard (2011)

BUDGET : 64 Crores

          Directed by Siddique, it is the second remake of Malayalam movie
'Bodygaurd' which was also remade in Tamil as 'Kaavalan'. Produced by Atul
Agnihotri, the movie was lead by Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Bodygaurd
received to mixed positive response from critics and during its release it
received highest ever opening day collection. With a budget of 64 crores,
its worldwide collection touched whooping 230 crores.


Bavuttiyude Namathil Review and Box Office Collection Report

REVIEW :
                       Bavuttiyude Namathil is the story of Bavooty (Mammootty) who is full time driver, care-taker and a part time actor. Sethu (Shankar Ramakrishnan) & Vanaja (Kavya Madhavan) plays the couple for whom Bavooty is working for. Mariam (Kaniha) is their servant & Rima Kallingal as Noorjahan dons the role of a tuition teacher. 
                       After a long wait, Mammootty-Ranjith team is back with another simple, refreshing, socially relevant themed movie. Thus Mammootty's wait for a clean hit has come true in 2012 itself.
                       Mammootty has appeared in the movie without any heroism and the real heroism of the movie lies within Ranjith. Bavuttiyude Namathil has kinda simple and cliched script. First half of the movie has many situations which will make us laugh especially one-liners. Second half is where the story begins with serious, dramatic and even some emotional sequences and of course the climax is also executed well by Ranjith. 
                        Coming to the cast performances, Mammootty has performed well with unmatched comedy timings and flawless dialogue delivery in Malabar slang. Supporting female actresses especially kavya Madhavan has done a good job. Shankar has got a good role after Ranjith's 'Spirit'. Vineeth has got a strong role to do in BN.
                         GS Vijayan's direction was good without much faults. The songs in the movie suited best with the movie, also the visualizations are worth mentioning. 

                        Overall the movie is a good watch for this Christmas. Taking movies of Ranjith like Pranjiyettan as benchmark, Bavuttiyude Namathil is an Above average movie. Bavuttiyude namthil will be one among the best movies released in 2012. 



POSITIVES:                                  NEGATIVES:
-  Mammootty                                 -  Pointless first half (still generates many laughs)
-  Cast Performance
-  Story
-  Direction


VERDICT : Very good
RATING : leaving this stuff for you




BOX OFFICE :
    Bavuttiyude Namathil has released in almost 65 theaters which is second highest number of (christmas) theatrical releases behind karmayodha. But Bavuttiyude Namathil has got good word of mouth comparing other Christmas releases. Surely, Bavuttiyude Namathil will end Mammootty's drought for a clean hit.

Bavuttiyude Namathil has collected 1.40 Crores in its 3 day run.
With 1,550 shows in its 6 days theatrical run, Bavuttiyude namathil has earned 2.70 Crores. Megastar fans can have a wide grin on face.
13 days collection of Bavuttiyude Namathil has jumped to 3.90 Crores with 3,350 theatrical shows all over kerala. Bavuttiyude Namathil is clear winner of this christmas and a comeback movie for Megastar. Mammootty has a well scripted 2013 ahead. Mammootty's first release is Kammath and Kammath which is expected to release on january 25.
2 weeks collection is figured to be 5.05 Crores. BN holds strong in the released theatres with only few removals.
4 weeks collection is figured to be 5.80 Crores. The remaining christmas releases have already left the theatres.
Bavuttiyude Namathil has completed 50 days in very few theatres.

Karmayodha Malayalam Movie Review and Box Office Collection Report



REVIEW :

                Directed by Major Ravi, Karmayodha starring Mohanlal is mainly meant for Mohanlal fans. This is the first time that director Major Ravi has got out of the military barracks to tell a story. Mohanlal has come up with yet another great performance with some good one-liners and fight sequences. Mohanlal as mad maddy successfully carries the burden of the whole movie. Mad maddy is brutal and uncompromising when it comes to dealing with criminals and perverted anti social elements, who treat women as commodities and objects of pleasure.  
               Casting seems to be imperfect whereas the villain was superb. Cinematography by Pradeep Nair is good. Music by MG Sreekumar didn't keep up the expectations. Background score by Jeffrey Jonathan is really appreciable.
              Karmayodha will not let you down like previous movies of Major Ravi. Theme of the movie seems good and realistic. Scripting could have been better with a better climax. The movie makes a promising start but towards the climax the film loses it's hold as things get predictable.Some sequences reminds us of the movie 'TAKEN (2008)'. 
             Overall Karmayodha is an average movie with many imperfections and primarily made for fans. Major Ravi should refine himself. 

POSTIVES :                                   NEGATIVES :
- Mohanlal                                     - Script - Predictable Climax
- BG score                                     - Presentation
- Dialogues                                     - Songs
- Theme                                                     
                                                     
                                                   
VERDICT : Average
RATING : leaving this stuff for you



BOX OFFICE :
      Karmayodha has released in highest note this Christmas i.e in 87 theaters. But the word of mouth doesn't seems encouraging. The satellite rights of Karmayodha was sold for whooping 3.8 Crores.

Karmayodha has collected 1.65 Crores from first 3 days.....Above Average Opening......Thanks to huge hype and the number of theater releases.
Karmayodha has collected 3.40 Crores in its 6 day run....In total 2,100 theater shows all over india....For the movie to be safe it has to collect around 7 Crores which seems to be impossible.
Karmayodha is estimated to have collected around 3.75 Crores in its opening weekend with a distributors share of 1.8 Crores.
Karmayodha is not expected to have a long run and the collections may fall more than 60% in its second week which will decide its fate.
The Christmas releases' race has shifted from Karmayodha and Bavuttyude Namathil to Bavuttyude Namathil and Da Thadiya.
Karmayodha has collected an approximate 4.30 Crores in its 13 days run. So far the theatrical show count has reached 4,250. Huge number of removals are expected in the third week. The current trend shows that Karmayodha won't reach 5 Crore mark.
Surprisingly, Karmayodha still holds up in 30+ theatres even after an average second week. The film got saved from a huge fall. With 5,200 shows, Karmayodha successfully grossed 4.60 crores in 20 days.
The huge hype and a good initial collection saved Karmayodha from a huge fall. The movie is expected to be an average grosser.



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