Malayalam films are always known content driven- subjects which is why many films manage a long lasting run in theatres.While many films to fail to enjoy a long lasting run, some manage to achieve it with ease. During the golden period, many films were run over 300+ days in theatres.let us take a look at them some of the film which made history by running for the longest time that was kept us hooked for years.
These 10 Malayalam Movies That Ran For The Longest Time
Chithram was released in the year 1988 a screw ball comedy film written and directed by priyadarshan. Stars Mohanlal, Ranjini, Nedumudi Venu, Poornam Vishwananth, Sukumari, Sreenivasan, Soman, Lizzy and Maniyanpilla Raju in leading roles.The film was a phenomenal success at the Kerala box office. It broke all the Existing records of Malayalam cinema at that time of its release. The film ran for 405 days in theatres with 369 regular shows in three theatres in three districts and with thirty six noon shows. Though the movie has a tragic ending, it still loved by the masses because of the stupendous performance by Mohanlal.
Manicithrathazhu was a 1993 Malayalam horror comedy movie directed by Fasil and written by Madhu Muttom. One of the best films ever made, this psychological thriller movie was remade in all possible Indian languages. Shobana won the National award for the best actress award for her role in the movie.This movie ran for more than 365 days . Likewise, the film consistently fetched maximum ratings for its television screening decades after it release. A rare record for a movie produced in kerala.
Oru Vadakkan Veeragadha was released in the year 1989 movie directed by Hariharan, written by M.T Vasudevan Nair and starring Mammotty, Balan.K. Nair, Suresh Gopi, Madhavi, Geetha, and Captain Raju in leading roles. This film based on a legend about the Chekavar warriors of present day North Malabar. The film won four National Film Award (1989) includes Best Actor ( Mammootty), Best Screenplay (M.T Vasudevan Nair), Best Production Design and Best Costume Design and six Kerala State Film Award . The film ran over 300 days and considered as the greatest films of all time.
Another comedy movie directed by Siddique - Lal in the year 1991.The film stars an ensemble consisting of N.N Pillai, Mukesh, Thilakan, Kanaka,Jagadish, Innocent, Philomina, K P A C Lalitha, Bheeman Raghu and Sankaradi. It was one of the highest grossing Malayalam movie of 1991.It won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Popular Film. The film ran for 404 days in a theatre in Trivandrum.
Hitler is a 1996 movie directed by Siddique, co produced by Lal, and starring Mammootty, in the lead role and Mukesh, Shobana, Vani Viswanath, Sai Kumar and Jagadish in supporting roles.The film was a record blockbuster and ran for over 300 days with the most number of houseful shows a record in the year 1996. It was the most viewed film in the Malayalam cinema history.
One of the most heart touching movies ever made in Malayalam cinema. Kireedom was released in the year 1989 written by A K Lohithadas and directed by Sibi Malayil.Kireedom revolves around the sad story of a youth , Sethumadhavan. The cast includes Mohanlal, Thilakan, Paravathy, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Murali, Sreenath, Mohan Raj, Kundra Johny, and Cochin Haneefa in leading roles. This movie ran over 250 days and the climax scene considered as in the best in Indian cinema. Mohanlal won the National Film Award for his spectacular performance as Sethumadhavan.
This movie was a 1987 Malayalam crime thriller directed by K Manu and Written by S N Swami.It features Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Ambika and Jagathy Sreekumar in leading roles. This film grossed more than 2 Crore at the box office and shattered several box office records to became the highest grossing film at that time of its release. This movie ran over 250 days in theatres.
This 1994 movie based on true friends who are ready to die for each other and but fall in love with the same woman, and they became big enemies. The film became biggest blockbuster in that time and even became the highest grossing film. The movie directed by Priyadarshan, starred Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu , Sreenivasan, KPAC Lalitha, Sukumari and Sankaradi in leading roles. The film ran over than 250 days in theatre, and the film won 2 National Film Award and 5 Kerala State Film Awards.
Vietnam Colony (1992)
Vietnam Colony was a 1992 movie directed by the successful duo Siddique- Lal, starred Mohanlal, Innocent, Kanaka in leading roles.The movie ran over 215 days in theatres and became the second biggest hit in that year.
Samrajyam was 1990 movie an action thriller featuring Mammootty, Madhu, and Sreevidya in lead roles .The story revolves the Alexander the powerful under world don.The movie directed by Jomon was a blockbuster and ran for over 200 days in theatres, and became a biggest hit in that time.