Puthiya Niyamam First Day Peformance
Mammootty and Nayantara starrer “Puthiya Niyamam,” released on Friday, Feb. 12, has opened to positive reviews from audience and critics alike. The AK Sajan directorial is said to be next blockbuster of the megastar after Salim Ahamed’s “Pathemari,” which rocked the box office in India and abroad. From the buzz on social media, Nayanatara has a major role and steals the limelight in the crime thriller. This is said to be her career best until now. Audience are heaping praises on the actress for her never-seen-before avatar as a Kathakali artist Vasuki Iyer, wife of Adv. Louis Pothen, played by Mammootty.
Apart from Nayantara’s notable performance with Mammootty, which is said to be the USP of the movie, cinematography by Roby Varghese Raj and Vivek Harshan’s editing are also garnering good response from critics. However, Gopi Sundar’s music has been receiving mixed reviews. Sheelu Abraham who portrays the role of a rough and tough cop Jeena Bhai IPS, Rachana Narayanankutty, Aju Varghese and scriptwriter SN Swamy too deserve a special mention.
With “Puthiya Niyamam” getting good reviews as a convincing thriller, the AK Sajan directorial is expected to be the first blockbuster of Mammootty in 2016. This shows positive signs, because it has only thing to rely on box office is, positive word of mouth. Both the lead actors are making their debut in Malayalam Cinema with this film and no doubt have given appreciable performance which was strongly required. On its very first day, Puthiya Niyamam has recorded around 15-20% of occupancy across the country.
Due to the opposite releases, it has faced heavy competition at box office and as expected lagging behind. But still stands with an average business as compare to its screen count. On Friday, this film has done the business of 1.25 crores* at domestic box office. The positive reactions of audience towards Puthiya Niyamam is creating favorable environment at box office for it. The film is expected to get higher response in coming days.