Mollywood is a small industry compared to Tollywood and Kollywood. They make films in limited budgets, except for Mohan Lal films who of late is starring in commercial potboilers. Another thing is Tamil films do far better business in Kerala, wherein Telugu films hardly has any market there.
Except for very rare occasions, Telugu films did not do much business there. Among all the Telugu heroes, Stylish Star Allu Arjun who is called as Mallu Arjun has the decent market value there.
Young Rebel Star Prabhas’s last outing Baahubali which did wonders across the globe had raked big numbers in Kerala as well. In fact, the Rajamouli directed film is the highest Telugu opener in Kerala.
Now, Prabhas is coming up with highly anticipated film Saaho which will release in Telugu, Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam. Directed by Sujeeth, the film is due for release in two days. The question is whether Saaho will break the Baahubali record in Kerala.
Here is the list of biggest Telugu opening films in Kerala:
1. Bahubali2 - 5.4cr
2. Yodhavu (Sarrainodu) - 2.00
3. Gaja Pokiri (Julayi) - 2.00
4. Ente Peru Surya (Naa Peru Surya) - 1.95
5. Romeo Juliot (Iddarammayolatho) - 1.50
6. DJ - 0.85