Who is better? Mammootty or Mohanlal?
Now, this question truly insignificant. The stars, with ups and downs, have been sharing the throne of superstar for years. The star value and the marketing value of these superstars continue to shine through 2017 as well. However, even when both the stars are in the epitome of stardom, based on the performances of the films of both the stars, here’s an overall rating of the stars to find out the golden star of the year 2017.
Mohanlal, who reigned as the golden superstar with his magnanimous films like Pulimurugan and Oppam in 2016, could not actually rock the box office in 2017. Even in 2017, Mohanlal charms as the undisputed, the most sought-after and expensive actor with some impressive projects in hand. However, it needs to be mentioned that Mohanlal could not repeat the success of 2016 in the year 2017.
Mohanlal has acted in lead roles in four films released in 2017. Among these, the film, ‘Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol,’ released on January 20, 2017, turned out to be a great success with a gross collection of around 52 crores. On the other hand, the big budget Mohanlal film, ‘1971- Beyond Borders,’ released on April 07, 2017, was a big flop in theatres. ‘Velipaadinte Pusthakam,’ which was released on August 31, 2017, could create the expected stir among the audience as well.
Mohanlal’s much anticipated film ’Villain,’ released on October 27, 2017, did not do as well as expected due to a low-paced presentation. However, latest reports state that the film has been financially successful. The television rights of the film, which have been sold on a record rate, proved to be an asset to the film.
So briefly stating, out of the four Mohanlal films released in 2017, one is charted as a mega hit (Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol) and the other one a hit (Villain). The two others are failures (1971-Beyond Borders and Velipaadinte Pusthakam).
Following recurrent flops and disappointments in the recent years, 2017 was a strong comeback year for Mammootty. The Haneef Adeni film, ‘The Great Father,’ released on March 30, turned out to be a bumper hit and came to be acclaimed as the first film of Mammootty to have entered thec50-crore club.
The Mammootty film, ‘Puthanpanam,’ released on April 12, 2017, did not gain much public applause. However, latest reports claim that the film is not a strong loss in the box office.
‘Pullikkaran Staara,’ which was released on September 15, 2017, on Onam, had an average collection initially, but gradually, the film stated gaining public attention and succeeded, thus getting a place in the hit charts.
‘Masterpiece,’ which was released on December 21, 2017, had a successful opening and is running very successfully in theatres now. The people behind ‘Masterpiece’ claim that the film would very soon enter the 50-crore club. It is quite certain that this film would also find its place in the hit charts.
Out of the four films by Mammootty, two have become mega hits and one has gained entry into the hot charts as well. This shows the great consistency Mammootty has maintained throughout the year 2017.
Based on the overall performances of films in 2017, with three successful films, Mammootty is the reigning Golden Star of 2017.
Among the four films of Mammootty, namely, ‘The Great Father’, ‘Puthanpanam’, ‘Pullikkaran Staara’, and ‘Masterpiece’, which one is your favourite?
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