Mohanlal's movie Odiyan has registered an amazing response in fans' show and made good collection at the worldwide box office. BJP's hartal had a least effect on the business in the early morning shows.
Odiyan is one of the most hyped and highly-anticipated Malayalam movie of 2018. Mohanlal's fans were desperately waiting for its release. The makers and distributors made grand arrangements for its release in a bid to cash in on the Lalettan mania and advance booking went in full swing. Hours before its release, the fans were in for a huge shock, when the news about BJP's Hartal in Kerala broke.
This sudden move by the BJP sparked a debate between the party supporters and the fans of Mohanlal. A fan named Chindu tweeted, "Nobody will die and nobody will be killed. Tired of having multiple hartals due to some random deaths due to bjp. #Odiyan will release & this is Kerala We dont mix politcs with movies & we have humanity above all So welcome to kerala if somebody stops tell them its #Odiyan day"
Responding to him, a BJP follower tweeted, "If Exams & Govt Job Interviews can be postponed if a Commie Neta has loose motion,y can't #odiyan be postponed,is any1 going to die if they watch this commercial movie 1day late,so be it.For me the sanctity of #Sabarimala is more important than a movie."
The makers were quick to approach BJP heads and request them to not disturb the screening of Odiyan. Besides, some fans of Mohanlal reportedly went on provide free vehicle services for viewers who wanted to watch the movie. A named Vimal tweeted, "Kerala rewrites history. Release of a movie got excluded from hartaal. Hope other movies gets same privilege on next hartaal. #nexthartaal #kerala #hartaal #odiyan"
The makes of Odiyan organised 431 fans' shows across the world in the wee hours of Friday and these shows had huge advance booking. Snehasallapam tweeted, "#Odiyan Fan Show Pre sales Across Global Market 20,063,562/- As Per Our System Odiyan Already Covered #KayamkulamKochunni 2 Days UAE Figure With Advance Booking Itself All Set to cross 15cr+ Gross On First Day #OdiyanRisesFromTomorrow" Read: Odiyan review
Odiyan is making superb collection at the worldwide box office on the first day with most of the cinema halls witnessing 100 percent occupancy in the wee hours of Friday. Bobins Abraham tweeted, "Meanwhile #Odiyan has opened to packed movie halls across #Kerala, with the first show beginning at 4 am. The next show will start at 8 am. Mohanlal fans are standing guard to many theatres amid the #BJPHarthal."