Malayalam films have become extremely popular around the world. However, unlike their Tamil and Telugu counterparts or as Bollywood started the practise years ago, Malayalam films have struggled to attain those Rs. 200-300 crore box office benchmarks (before lockdown), which naturally makes one ask why.
Malayalam superstar Fahadh Faasil and the director of Malik, Mahesh Narayanan, recently talked to Bollywood Life and talked about why the industry has yet to hit those major box office records or why its films have yet to get the ‘pan-India’ label that Tamil and Telugu films have.
“We are looking at pan-world, not pan-India, and we are looking at 2000 crore, nothing less than that,” joked Fahadh Faasil, initially, but later continued telling the portal, “See, I strongly believe that a movie decides its travel, to what extent it goes or to what extent it reaches its audience, I think a film decides that. It’s not even creators, actually, who decide that. I don’t think Mahesh (referring to his Malik, C U Soon and Take Off Director) can judge on the first day of the shoot if this film is going to go this far or me being a performer or any technician, no once can judge it. A film is a journey and by the time we finish making a film, there are so many things we would’ve discovered. I think, it’s a very beautiful journey and you should do a film and just let it out, let the fil then decided where it needs to head.”