Producer Gokulam Gopalan has confirmed that his Rs 25 crore big budget Mammootty epic Pazhassi Raja will make it to 125 screens across Kerala from Friday October 16.
Says Gokulam Praveen, the executive producer of the film: “Yes the prints and digital format is ready and Pazhassi Raja will make it to the theatres from this Friday (Oct 16). It is to release in 125 screens across Kerala making it the biggest ever release in the history of Malayalam films.”
The producers are going for saturation release, as every five kilometers there will be a screen in Kerala showing the mammoth epic picture. In Thiruvananthapuram the film is releasing in four screens (New, Sreekumar, Kripa and Dhanya) with a total capacity of nearly 4000!
In Ernakulam, it is releasing in three screens (Sarita, Savitha and Sangeetha), while in Kozhikode it is opening in three huge screens (Apsara, Kairali and Radha).
The idea seems to be to gross the maximum revenue in the first week. The buzz created around the film is huge, so it will take a gigantic opening. The MT Vasudevan Nair- Hariharan-Mammootty trio who last came together in the super hit Vadakkan Veeragatha, nearly two decades ago is back with another potential winner.
Mammootty, speaking on the sidelines of the FEFSI conference in Chennai told reporters: “ Pazhassi Raja will be a landmark movie that is sure going to create history. I’m very happy the way the film has shaped out.”
Meanwhile Pazhassi Raja will have a solo release, as it looks like Angel John will not make it to theatres on the same day. There will be a two week gap between the biggie and others who are now planning to release only on October 31.