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Prithviraj Sukumaran, Suraj Venjaramoodu’s Jana Gana Mana enters Rs 50 Cr club in just 10 days of release

The socio-political thriller, helmed by Dijo Jose Antony, was Prithviraj’s first theatrical release since the pandemic

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

Last Updated: 01.25 AM, May 08, 2022

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Prithviraj Sukumaran, Suraj Venjaramoodu’s Jana Gana Mana enters Rs 50 Cr club in just 10 days of release
Prithviraj Sukumaran as Aravind Swaminathan in a still from Jana Gana Mana

Despite having no theatrical releases since February 2020, Prithviraj Sukumaran’s pull in theatres hasn’t dimmed a bit. The Malayalam star’s latest movie Jana Gana Mana, which hit cinema halls on April 28, has already entered the coveted Rs 50 Cr club.

The makers had released a poster of the film, claiming that the Dijo Jose Antony directorial had earned Rs 55 Cr worldwide box office revenue in just 10 days of its release. This makes it only the third Malayalam movie this year to enter the Rs 50 Cr club after Vineeth Sreenivasan directorial Hridayam and Amal Neerad’s Bheeshma Parvam. Hridayam’s feat is even more commendable as it was released when the theatre occupancy was still 50%.

Jana Gana Mana, which also has Suraj Venjaramoodu, Mamta Mohandas, Dhruvan, Vincy Aloshius, Shari and Vaishnavi, revolves around an investigation on the alleged rape and murder of a college lecturer. Suraj’s character ACP Sajjan carries out the probe, but his methods are questioned when the Human Rights Commission takes him to court. Prithviraj plays a lawyer representing the HRC in the thriller.

The movie will also have a sequel, which will retrace Prithviraj’s past and how his life and fight for justice collide with ACP Sajjan and the politicians. The movie, which is produced by Prithviraj Productions and Magic Frames, is scripted by Sharis Muhammed.

In an earlier interview with us, Prithviraj had said that the movie’s content has a pan-Indian appeal. “I can vouch for that because the film’s story is relatable to anyone anywhere in the country. The film does pose, what I hope, are a lot of thought-provoking questions to the society’s conscience as a whole,” he said.

Jana Gana Mana’s streaming rights have been sold to Netflix. The movie will drop on the streaming platform a month after its theatrical run.

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