Nivin Pauly has had perhaps the most successful career among the newcomers in Mollywood, in recent years. What started off as a mere ‘good reception’ from the fans in his debut flick Malarvadi Arts Club, has since gone on to become huge successes like Thattathin Marayathu, 1983, Om Shanthi Oshana and now the biggest one of them all – Bangalore Days!
Yeah, the movie features an ensemble cast with Dulquer, Nazriya, Fahadh and Parvathy Menon in the leads too but Nivin does stand out in the flick for his rather uniquely crafted character and moments of comedic genius, to many fans.
Now, the fandom of this block buster in particular spans across age groups, sensibilities and language barriers too it seems, with the movie running in packed cinema halls in multiple states! So warm has been the reception by the non Malayali crowds that they have added English subtitles to the movie now, and boy oh boy, did that work out well…
Anjali Menon must have done a lot of things right to be where she is right now – on cloud nine of course! Surely no female director has created such a sensation and that too with only her second film.
Getting back to our very own Nivin Pauly – the actor obviously has gained even more admirers with this flick than before, and it looks like some of them are from the film fraternity itself!
Yes, as the congrats from veterans and stars kept pouring in, for the entire Bangalore Days team and its very talented young cast, one stood out in particular – a message from Telugu superstar Allu Arjun’s brother Allu Sirish. Here’s what he posted on his social media page:
“Watched this sweet breezy Malayalam film – Bangalore Days. The whole cast was superb, but Nivin Pauly is my pick from the lot. I like these coming-of-age films Malayalam cinema is churning out : like Ustad hotel, Neram, ABCD, Neelakasam & now Bangalore Days. ”
Obviously Anjali Menon deserves a second congrats for that message, as Usthad Hotel too was her film, and more than that it marked the debut of Dulquer Salman.
Funnily enough, Usthad Hotel is referred to in the Bangalore Days trailer itself; a tip of the hat to the hardcore fans right there.
Bangalore Days has also broken the records for the first weekend collections for a Malayalam film, and the days to come will tell us how far this refreshingly entertaining flick will go – will it end up breaking the record, or rather records, set by the megahit Mohanlal starrer Drishyam?
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