After being postponed many times, megastar Mammootty's "Pathemari" is all set to hit screens on Friday, 8 October. 

The film, which missed the Oscar nomination by a whisker, is one of the most awaited movies of the superstar. "Pathemari" has been inspired from the real life stories of many Keralites, who left the South Indian state to Gulf countries in search of a better life. 

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Even before its release, the satellite rights of the Mammootty starrer have been bought by Malayalam entertainment channel Surya TV. After bagging the satellite rights of Nivin Pauly's blockbuster film "Premam" for Rs 6 crore, Asianet has also bought the Prithviraj starrer's TV rights for a whopping price.

Now, will "Pathemari" affect the box office collection of Prithviraj Sukumaran's blockbuster film "Ennu Ninte Moideen" is something we need to wait and watch.

Kerala box office collection: 'Ennu Ninte Moideen', 'Kunjiramayanam', 'Life of Josutty' do good business 

"Ennu Ninte Moideen", which tells the real life love story of Moideen and Kanchanamala, has reportedly collected nearly Rs 19 crore from the Kerala box office alone, within 18 days of its release. The film is set to become the first solo hit of Prithviraj in his acting career spanning 13 years.

It is the ‎fourth blockbuster of the year‬ after Mammootty's "Bhaskar the Raskal" - Rs 18 crore, Nivin Pauly's "Oru Vadakkan Selfee" - Rs 21crore and "Premam" - Rs 63 crore, according to Box office of Malayalam films

The previous Prithviraj film, which grossed the highest in box office collection, was his 2006 film "Classmates". The Lal Jose directorial had collected almost Rs 23 crore, breaking many box office records in Malayalam entertainment industry.

Meanwhile, Mammootty's previous film "Utopiayile Rajavu" failed to create a mark at the Kerala box office and collected just Rs 5.50 crore after 15 days of release.