Even after garnering mixed response from the audience, Dulquer Salmaan's "Kammatipaadam" has earned a decent box office collection after completing three months of its theatrical run in Kerala.
According to trade analysts, the final gross collection of the Rajeev Ravi directorial, made on a budget of Rs. 7.80 crore, is said to be Rs. 15.10 crore. If the figure is to be believed, "Kammatipaadam" has failed to beat the collection record of the young star's family thriller "Kali." It had earned a gross amount of Rs. 16.40 crore from Kerala. The opening day collection of the movie was approximately Rs. 1.52 crore at the Kerala box office.
Earlier, cinematographer-turned-director Rajeev had announced that the DVD of "Kammatipaadam," which bagged an "A" certificate from the regional censor board, will be of four-hour duration. The film was cut short to almost three hours by the censor board for its theatre release. The four-hour Blu-Ray version of the movie will be released soon.
The realistic movie, narrated in the backdrop of a slum that paved way for the development of Kochi, has turned out to be the third back-to-back blockbuster of the Kerala State Best Actor Film Award winning actor after Martin Prakkat's "Charlie" and Sameer Thahir's "Kali." The Dulquer-starrer will have its television premiere on Malayalam entertainment channel Asianet, which has bagged the satellite right of the movie, as an Onam treat to the audience.