Though many good Malayalam movies hit the theatres in 2017, a few over-hyped films disappointed the Mollywood audience this year.
Check out them here:
Honey Bee 2
After the successful movie Honey Bee, director Jean-Paul Lal and team released its sequel Honey Bee 2: Celebrations in 2017. But critics stated it to be a disappointment as the makers deliberately tried to create humour in the storyline. The movie had Asif Ali and Bhavana in lead roles.
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Megastar Mammootty has a successful career in Mollywood, but some of his movies have bombed at the box office as well. One such film of the versatile actor released in 2017 -- Pullikkaran Staraa, directed by Shyam Dhar. He portrayed the role of Rajakumaran, a trainer for school teachers. The movie opened to negative response from the audience for lack of focus on the storyline and unnecessary scenes.
"What's wrong with Omar Lulu?" - this was one of the questions raised by viewers after the release of the campus film Chunkzz. The movie, starring Balu Varghese, Honey Rose, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Vishak Nair and Ganapathi S Poduval in main roles, opened to an extremely negative response from the viewers as it was filled with adult jokes and sexist dialogues. Nevertheless, the movie was accepted by youngsters and wait, the team is all set for its sequel - Chunkzz 2 and recently, rumours had it that adult star Mia Khalifa or former adult actress Sunny Leone will be part of the project.
Also read: Chunkzz movie review
When filmmaker Ranjith announced Mammootty-starrer Puthan Panam narrating the issues faced by people after demonetisation just days after Prime Minister banned Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes in the country, expectations were sky high from it. Though it was interesting to see Mammootty and other actors speaking in Kasaragod slang, the movie failed to make a mark at the box office due to its half-baked script.
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Jiyen Krishnakumar's directorial venture Tiyaan was one of the most-hyped projects in 2017 with Prithviraj Sukumaran, Indrajith Sukumaran and Murali Gopy in lead roles. Though the actors raised expectations of the audience by tagging it as the challenging characters they have ever done, it garnered a mixed response from the viewers. Though there are many good factors in Tiyaan, it was not everyone's cup of tea because of which it bombed at the box office.
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After a ban, Indian cricketer S Sreesanth tried his luck in acting with Malayalam movie Team 5. However, his performance was said to be the worst and director Suresh Govind apparently hid his face in almost all the shots. Due to the negative word of mouth, it was removed from theatres within days.
1971: Beyond Borders
Mohanlal and Major Ravi have associated together for many war movies, but the film that garnered the most negative response from the viewers was 1971: Beyond Borders, set in the backdrop of the 1971 India-Pakistan war. The versatile actor appeared as Colonel Mahadevan and Major Sahadevan. But disappointed viewers went to the extent of requesting Lal to not associate with Major Ravi in future.
Here's 1971: Beyond Borders review
The song Jimikki Kammal crossed boundaries raising the expectations of Mohanlal-starrer Velipadinte Pusthakam. However, due to the weak storyline, the Lal Jose directorial failed to create an impact among the audience except for Shaan Rahmaan's composition.
The other much-hyped movies that turned out to be disappointments include Nivin Pauly's Sakhavu, Dileep's Georgettan's Pooram, Jayasurya's Fukri, Asif Ali's Thrissivaperoor Kliptham, Jayaram's Sathya and Kunal Kapoor's Veeram.