Velipadinte Pusthakam, the much-awaited family entertainer which features Mohanlal in the lead role hit the theaters on 31st August, Thursday. Velipadinte Pusthakam marked the first collaboration of Mohanlal, the complete actor of Malayalam movie industry, with the hitmaker Lal Jose. However, the movie, which was undoubtedly one of the highly anticipated Malayalam projects of 2019.
Velipadinte Pusthakam turned out to be a strictly average affair for the movie lovers and critics, who were expecting the Mohanlal-Lal Jose combo create wonders on silver screen. The movie, which was expected to be a flawless entertainer, has been receiving mixed reviews from all over. As per the latest reports, Velipadinte Pusthakam has been delivering a decent performance at the Kerala box office, despite the release of other much-awaited Onam movies.
Velipadinte Pusthakam opened to some decent numbers at the box office in Kerala. During the first three days at the box office, Velipadinte Pusthakam earned a box office collections of a little over INR 5 crores in Kerala alone while the overseas numbers are yet to be updated. This is a little below the average collections for a Mohanlal film which usually revolves around INR 7-10 crores. The overseas collections of Velipadinte Pusthakam are being predicted to be at similar numbers by industry experts looking at the pattern at the Kerala box office.
Velipadinte Pusthakam will mark the first-time association of Mohanlal and director Lal Jose who have acted in many films together, but never worked as a director-actor duo. Velipadinte Pusthakam also features Priyanka Nair in the lead role while Anna Rajan will be seen playing an important role.