Unni Mukundan’s Malikappuram has already done raked in more than Rs 25 crore from Kerala box office, as per reports
Last Updated: 05.27 AM, Jan 17, 2023
Malayalam actor Unni Mukundan’s latest release Malikappuram has already become his highest-grossing film ever. And this week, the movie, which is helmed by debutant Vishnu Sasi Shankar, is gearing up for its Tamil and Telugu release as well.
The streaming rights for the movie too have been grabbed by a leading OTT platform, following its massive success in the Kerala box office, where the film has raked in over Rs 25 crore. As per reports, the film, which has crossed Rs 40 crore in box office earnings worldwide, will be getting its OTT release next month in Disney+ Hotstar. The makers are yet to announce its release date and might delay it further, considering the grand run the movie has got till now.
In a recent interview with OTTplay, Unni had said that the film’s journey has only begun as the team is looking forward to the reception of Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi versions that will be releasing soon.
The actor took to his social media pages recently to announce that the Tamil version of the superhit will hit theatres on January 20, followed by the Telugu one on January 21. Considering that Tamil Nadu and the Telugu states have a lot of Ayyappa devotees, the movie is expected to work well in these regions as well.
Unni said that he owed the massive success of the movie to two reasons. “Firstly, the Ayyappa devotees, whom I believe, have spread the word that this film has earnestly tried to present Lord Ayyappa well,” he said. “Secondly, it’s a genuinely well-made film.”
The movie, which also has Manoj K Jayan, Ramesh Pisharody, Sreejith Ravi and child artistes Sripad and Devanandha, revolves around the relationship between an eight-year-old girl and Lord Ayyappa. Unni essays the latter in a fantasy sequence, depicted as how the girl perceives his character of Ayyappadas, who arrives at a crucial juncture to help the children on their way to fulfil their wish of going to the Sabarimala temple.