Mammootty’s Vishu release Puthan Panam released today. Directed by Ranjith and jointly produced by Ranjith, Abraham Mathew, and Arun Narayanan, under the banner Three Colour Cinema, the film narrates the story of black money in the backdrop of current financial scenario in India. Puthan Panam also marks the acting debut of Master Suraj. The film also stars Renji Panicker, Mamukoya, Siddique, Saikumar, Hareesh Kanaran, Abu Salim, Iniya, Jennifer Antony and Sheelu Abraham.
As per early reports, the film has opened to mixed response from the audience. The film is getting positive reports for its first half, but the second half has not been liked by many. The Malayalam superstar portrays the role of Nithyananda Shenoy, a middle-aged man who hails from Kumbala, Kasargode in the film and the audience are finding it to difficult to understand the heavy use of Kasargode dialect in the film.
Audience are also said to be disappointed with the less screen presence of Mammootty in the film, which might affect the film’s collections after the 5-long day weekend. The movie got released in 137 theaters all over the Kerala state. The movie started with a mixed response. It disappointed the audience because of Mammootty less screen presence.On the first day, the movie recorded 50% of theater occupancy and Rs 2.42 crore at the box office.
The story started when Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the surgical attack on black money with the Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes ban. Mammootty for the first time speaks the Kasargode dialect in the movie. Though its first time, he did a convincible job. As the movie concentrates more on the problems a common man faces due to the note ban, people got connected to the concept.