Kumbalangi Nights Box Office Success Will Give Hope To Small Budget Indian Films.
Kumbalangi Nights, a small budget Malayalam film with no big name Mollywood star managed to do good business all over India. This film did well even in non-Malayalam speaking states. Bollywood filmmakers who invest 200/300 crores in their films dream of this kind of success, but they do not get that often. Big budget Mollywood films do not run for six weeks, Kumbalangi Nights did.
The only well-known name among Kumbalangi cast was Fahadh Faasil. He played a pivotal role in film. But most of the main characters were played by relatively new actors. : Madhu C. Narayanan directed the film, it was released in February and film is still running in some theatres. Kumbalangi Nights managed to collect 39 crore, which is amazing considering its small making charge.
Films like Kumbalangi Nights will take Indian cinema to new heights. Gone are the days when Indian film industry meant Bollywood. Baahubali showed regional films can earn more than films made in Hindi language. South Indian films, especially Malayalam films are doing well even outside India.
Once again it is proven content and acting matter more than budget, language or stars.