After "Ring Master," Dileep is all set to conquer the box office with his latest flick "Avatharam." The film, directed by Joshiy was released in 180 screens across India and has grossed ₹4 crore in three days all over India.
"The film earned ₹2.70 in first two days and ₹1.30 crore in the third day. We are now expecting a huge turn from the film as more and more people are coming to theatres to watch this mass entertainer. We are happy that people have accepted our film with so much of love," said Vyasan Edavanakad, the script writer and one of the producers of the film to International Business Times, Indian Edition.
"Avatharam," released on 1 August is the seventh film of the Joshiy-Dileep team after "Sainyam", "Runway", "Lion", "July 4", the multi-starrer "Twenty Twenty" and "Christian Brothers."
"Avatharam" is a typical Dileep-Joshiy film with comedy, action, songs, twist and turns and can be referred as "an old wine new bottle." The story of the film revolves around the life of Madhavan (Dileep) who shifts to Kochi from a small village in Idukki, to take care of his brother's wife and their young daughter after his elder brother's (Ganesh) sudden death. He soon learns that his brother's death was not accidental, but has lots of conspiracy surrounding it. The more he makes an effort to find out the truth behind his brother's death, the more he gets involved in a web of troubles. Amidst all the troubles, he meets Manimeghala (played by Lakhmi Menon), who is an employee at an insurance office and falls in love with her.
"Avatharam" received mixed reviews by the critics but the public verdict has given it a positive surge. Despite heavy rains, Dileep fans are thronging to theatres and the film is now running successfully across the country.
"Avatharam" also has stiff competition from other Eid releases. "Vikramadithyan" directed by Lal Jose and "Manglish" directed by Salam Bappu are also running successfully worldwide. Meanwhile, Jean Paul Lal's "Hi I am Tony" has reportedly failed to make a mark in the box office.
"Avatharam" also has a huge star cast of Kalabhavan Shajon, Joy Mathew, Sijoy Varghese, Shammi Thilakan, Mithun Ramesh, Babu Namboothiri, Devan, Anju Aravind, Edavela Babu, Thezni Khan, Sreeraman, Sathaar, Prem Prakash, Siddique, Vinaya Prasad, Lakshmi Priya, Ambika Mohan and Valsala Menon.
The Dileep starrer is scripted by Vyasan Edavanad and is produced by Siby K Thomas, Udaykrishna and Vyasan Edavanakkad under the banner of Four B Productions.