Kumbalangi Nights has turned out to be one of the biggest hits of the year. It is not just the movie buffs and critics that are heaping praises but top film personalities as well. Several actors have openly congratulated the Kumbalangi Nights team for making this wonderful film and the latest to join this bandwagon happens to be Tamil actor Karthi. He tweeted: “#KumbalangiNights is so beautiful. The movie just flows so seamlessly. Soulful and funny at the same time. Wish I could make a film like this someday.” With Karthi’s tweet, there is strong indication that he is eyeing the remake rights. But we don’t have an official word yet.
Directed by Madhu Narayanan, the film was scripted by Syam Pushkaran. It told the story of four brothers played by the likes of Soubin Shahir, Shane Nigam and Sreenath Bhasi, all of whom won a lot of appreciation for their performance. Fahadh Faasil playing the antagonist too had been much appreciated for turning a typically masculine hero into a creepy character.
The film was bankrolled jointly by Dileesh Pothan, Syam Pushkaran and Nazriya Nazim under the banners Fahadh Faasil and Friends Working Class Hero. Sushin Shyam composed the tunes for this film with Shyju Khalid cranking the camera and Saiju Sreedharan editing it.
According to trade reports, Kumbalangi Nights has turned out to be the first big blockbuster of the year. The film collected Rs 4.8 crore at the Kerala box office on the opening weekend and Rs 3.95 crore from Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) territories. It has grossed Rs 20 crore during its 11-day run at the worldwide box office. In the Kochi multiplexes, Kumbanlangi Nights has garnered Rs 86.9 lakh during its 14-day run, say sources.
FahadhFaasil’s last two films Varathan and Njan Prakashan were big hits and reached the Rs 100-crore club. With Kumbalangi Nights doing well, particularly in the overseas market, there is every possibility that it will be reaching the club in no time.
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