The South Indian film ‘Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea’ marks Bollywood actor Sunil Shetty’s long-awaited return to the silver screen. As of 2 Thursday, the 2 December, his film has been released in theatres. In the movie, Mohanlal, Manju Warrier, and Arjun Sarja star have a strong South Indian cast. A wide range of reviewers, from audiences to critics, gave the film an enthusiastic reception. It is also stated that the film’s producers have collected ₹100 crores from advance bookings. Not only that, but the picture made a tidy profit on its opening day at the box office.
Advance bookings for the ₹100 crore club
The film’s producers claim that advance bookings have brought in ₹100 million according to media sources. The film was produced by Antony Perambavoor and directed by Priyadarshan. It was released in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam. According to a tweet from Mohanlal, 4100 screens around the world will show Marakkar his upcoming action picture. Every day, 16000 shows will be broadcast. In addition, the poster claims that this is the first Indian film to reach the $100 million mark in advance ticket sales.
Marakkar Earnings on the first day
When it comes to the first day’s revenues, several media outlets declare that the film’s debut was spectacular. On Thursday, the picture brought in 15 crores. Kerala alone brought in roughly ₹ 7-8 crore. While the rest of India and the global market brought in ₹ 4 to 6 crore and ₹3.5 to 5 crore, respectively. Earnings from pre-bookings to this point have been estimated to be ₹115 crores.
The plot of a movie
The life of Navy Chief Mohammad Ali, nicknamed Kunjali Marakkar, was the inspiration for the film ‘Marakkad the Lion of the Arabian Sea.’ There is some connection between the town of Kozhikode in the 17th century with this one’s saga. Mohanlal played the part of Kundli Marakkar, the Calicut Dynasty’s Admiral of the Marine Fleet. Sunil Shetty, a warrior in the film, also appeared strong in his role.