Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan released in October 2016 on the occasion of Dussehra and was a stupendous success in Kerala. The film went on to bag National Awards too and was a much-appreciated film. The film is now released in Tamil as a dubbed version and has opened to a great response from the viewers. Mohanlal enjoys a huge fan following in Tamil Nadu as well and because of this, Pulimurugan has received a great opening in big screens.
The film opened in a record over 300 screens across Tamil Nadu and has been running house full at few centers. The released simultaneously in 2D and 3D in Tamil Nadu. Interestingly, the original version of Pulimurugan had released in 220 theatres in Kerala, and now the Tamil version opening in over 300 screens sets a new record for the film. Pulimurugan was the first cinema in Malayalam which grossed the INR 100 crore collections at the box office.
Malayalam Pulimurugan, written by Udhayakrishna and directed by Vysakh was released on October 7. The movie made a record collection of over 150 Crores (including Telugu version) in the world wide box office. As the Telugu version did an overall business of over 15 crores, the makers have pinned high expectations on the Tamil verison too.
The Tamil dubbed version of Pulimurugan is gearing up for a grand release in Tamil Nadu regions by hitting over 300 theatres in the state. This is reportedly one of the biggest ever release for a dubbed movie in the state. The Telugu dubbed version of Pulimurugan, titled as Manyam Puli also had a record release(above 500 screens) in the Telugu speaking regions.