Nivin Pauly's latest Malayalam movie "Action Hero Biju" received positive reviews from the critics and audience after being released on Thursday, 4 February, in Kerala. The Abrid Shine directorial hit 116 theatres outside Kerala on Friday.
The movie is said to have collected approximately Rs 1.59 crore at the Kerala box office on the opening day upon its release in 131 screens. "#ActionHeroBiju Day 1 Kerala gross apprx 1.59Cr ! Nivin Pauly's biggest opening in Kerala ! Still No match for Huge no of shows it had," tweeted KeralaBoxOffice.
However, ever after enjoying pre-release hype, "Action Hero Biju" could not break the opening day collection record of Dulquer Salmaan's "Charlie," which was released in December 2015. The Martin Prakkat directorial had collected Rs 2.15 crore on the opening day from Kerala alone.
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The family entertainer narrates the day-to-day incidents that police officers come across at Janamaithri Police Station in Kerala. The movie has been garnering positive reviews, as it is different from the mass action thrillers the audience is familiar with. It has Prajod Kalabhavan and Joju George in pivotal roles and Suraj Venjaramoodu, Rony Davis, Saiju Kurup, Vinduja, Jude Anthony Joseph, Major Ravi, Parvathy, Rohini, Malavika, debutants Baby, Mary, Suresh and Manju Vani are seen in supporting roles.
"Action Hero Biju" is Nivin's debut production venture along with Abrid under the banner of Pauly Jr Pictures. It has been jointly scripted by Abrid and Muhammad Shafeeq, and the background score is done by Rajesh Murugesan and the songs have been composed by Jerry Amaldev.