Velipadinte Pusthakam, the movie, which is one of the most anticipated movies of the season, as it is the first movie from the much awaited combo Mohanlal – Lal Jose, was released on August 31. The movie that has opened to mixed opinion, has amassed a box office collection of 14.56 Lakhs from Cochin multiplexes with an average occupancy of about 81%. This can be considered as an excellent opening. The movie is now the third highest opening day grosser at Cochinplexes after Jomonte Suvisheshangal and Ezra.
Mohanlal here plays a professor whose arrival at a Christian college in a coastal fishing town marks a turning point in its troubled existence. Caste tensions run high among the students, with the children of poor fisherfolk being taunted for their humble background while the well-off lot are in turn mocked as rejects from more prestigious educational institutions. Violence between these groups is rampant when Lalettan’s character, Michael Idiculla, enters the picture.
Velipadinte Pusthakam packs a lot into its 157 minutes – a mystery, mental illness, casteism, even a brief mention of male supremacy. Writer Benny P Nayarambalam skims over most of these themes though, pivoting the narrative entirely around the hero and the whodunnit. The characters play out scenes and before the narrative turns immersive, the onset director calls out Cut! and reminds us that it’s all fictional.
The motion picture spins around the life of Professor Michael Idikkula, who is presently delegated as the bad habit foremost of a school in Kerala. He changes the air of the school as he will be produced and shares a decent and vivacious connection amongst teachers and understudies. This film discharged on 400 Screens all finished India. Likewise, sources reports are stating that the motion picture gathered around 3.00 Crore from the primary day of discharge