Malayalam actor Mohanlal has created a storm at the Box Office with his latest release, Lucifer. The film is raking in a good moolah and has already emerged as the second-best opener at the Malayalam Box Office. Interestingly, the top Mollywood first day grosser is also a Mohanlal starrer, titled Odiyan.
Lucifer, directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran, minted Rs 6.7 crore on Thursday and now trade sources suggest that film has collected Rs 6.5 crore on Friday, taking the two-day total of the film to Rs 13.2 crore. As per reports, day 2 saw packed theatres as Lucifer opened to good reviews. While Odiyan’s first-day collection still lies better than what Lucifer has achieved on its opening day, the latter is expected to perform better at the end of its Box Office performance. This is also highly likely since Odiyan witnessed a great dip in its collection after day 1 because of negative reviews. Lucifer, however, has generated a good response from both the audience and the critics. Therefore, its possibility of performing better than Mohanlal’s top grosser is far too high.
Lucifer is enjoying an extended weekend after being released on Thursday, March 28. The first weekend total of the film is expected to be around Rs 25 crore considering the theatre crowd is only going to get bigger with good word-of-mouth. Lucifer is on its way to emerging as one of the biggest hits of Mohanlal’s career.
Apart from Mohanlal, the film also features actors Vivek Oberoi, Manju Warrier, Saikumar, Tovino Thomas and Baiju in other key roles. Even director Prithviraj has made a special appearance in Lucifer. It is a political thriller cum gangster drama.
Earlier, talking about debuting in Mollywood with Lucifer, actor Vivek Oberoi told Manorama News that it was his dream to begin his career in Malayalam film industry with a film featuring Mohanlal. The actor added that he loves Kerala and used to visit the Sabarimala temple regularly.