Anjali Menon's "Bangalore Days" is rocking at the UK box office. The film has crossed ₹1 crore mark till Sunday (13 July), according to film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
Malayalam film #BangaloreDays has crossed Rs 1 cr mark in UK. Total till Sunday: £ 100,670 [Rs 1.03 cr]. Excellent... Rentrak
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 14, 2014
"Bangalore Days" has all the hot-and-happening stars of Malayalam cinema, including Dulquer Salmaan, Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim and Fahadh Faasil. It also has Nithya Menon, Parvathy and Isha Talwar in supporting roles.
The film was released in more than 200 screens across India on 30 May. The comedy-drama took a fantastic opening upon its release and it earned nearly ₹10 crore (distributor share of ₹5.5 crore) in its first week at the domestic box office, reported Sify.
The film reportedly broke the record set by "Drishyam", which took more than a week to earn ₹10 crore.
"Bangalore Days", which revolves around the lives of three cousins played by Nazriya, Nivin and Dulquer, received positive reviews from critics. The film deals with family and friendship and is touted to be a fun-filled youthful entertainer.
"Yes, my films have strong family connections and the theme in Bangalore Days is 'Friends are the family we choose' and in the film they happen to be cousins. It is a beautiful blend of friendship and family bond that I have explored and it connected with today's audiences because there is so much to remember as well as the optimism of the early 20's as the narrative unfolds," Menon told Firstpost.
The colourful and vibrant nature of the film attracted youths as well as family audiences.
Thanks to positive word of mouth, "Bangalore Days" has continued to perform well not just in India, but also in overseas markets.
The success of "Bangalore Days" has made makers from other industries take notice of the film as well. The comedy-drama is likely to be remade in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
According to reports, Prasad V Potluri of PVP Cinema and Telugu producer Dil Raju has acquired the all-India remake rights of the film and are planning to make a Tamil-Telugu bilingual based on it. Arya, Bharath, and Samantha are among the actors being considered for the remake, reported Times of India.
Details about the film's cast and crew are yet to be officially announced.