2016’s Malayalam sleeper hit and all-time highest Malayalam grosser, Pulimurugan has successfully completed 100-theatrical days at the Box office today. Produced by Tomichan Mulakupadam and directed by Vysakh, the action-thriller featured Malayalam superstar Mohanlal in the titular role of Murugan. Pulimurugan, which had hit the screens as last year’s Dusshera release also starred Telugu actor Jagapati Babu, Bengali actress Kamalini Mukherjee, Vinu Mohan and Bala.
Pulimurugan is Mohanlal’s second Malayalam release after Oppam to have completed 100-theatrical days at the Box Office in 2016. Interestingly, his Telugu film, Janatha Garage, which had released last year, too ran for over 100-days at the Box Office.
On its terrific 100th day, here are 6 overseas records set by Malayalam cinema’s solo Rs 100 crore blockbuster. Take a look:
1) Pulimurugan is the third highest grossing South Indian film of 2016. The Mohanlal starrer has shattered many 2016 blockbusters like Surya’s 24, Allu Arjun’s Sarrainodu and his own blockbuster Janatha Garage to do so.
2) Pulimurugan is Malayalam cinema’s first Rs 100 crore and Rs 150 crore grosser worldwide. The film is also the four-time national award winner’s second Rs 100 crore hit of 2016 after his Telugu blockbuster Janatha Garage.
3) Pulimurugan is the all-time highest Malayalam grosser in the USA, UK and at the New Zealand Box Office. The action entertainer has overpowered the collections of Malayalam blockbusters Premam and Two Countries to do so.
4) Pulimurugan is the biggest Indian release ever at the UAE Box Office. Upon its UAE release, on 3rd November 2016, the Complete Actor’s film was screened in more than 450 screens across the cinemas of UAE. The Malayalam film has also broken the screen count record of Baahubali : The Beginning, Kabali and Sultan.
5) Pulimurugan is the highest grossing South Indian film at the UAE Box Office. The Mohanlal starrer, which is still running to limited screens across UAE has so far minted a whopping Rs 37 crore at the UAE Box Office. Pulimurugan, at number 5, is the only South Indian film among all-time top 10 highest grossers list. The film also shattered the likes of Bollywood blockbusters including Kick, PK, Happy New Year and Bang Bang.
6) The film is currently the fourth highest running film at the UAE Box Office. The top three slots were occupied by Mohanlal 2013 blockbuster Drishyam (125 days), 1996 Hollywood classic Titanic (110 days) and Salman Khan’s 2015 Eid blockbuster, Bajrangi Bhaijaan (75 days).