Malayalam superstar Mohanlal’s latest offering Lucifer has zoomed into the Rs100-crore club in just eight days since its release, making it the fastest film from the industry to achieve this milestone.
Mohanlal took to Twitter and wrote: “In just 8 days, Lucifer is in the coveted 100 crore club. This is truly humbling. As a result of your unwavering support, Malayalam film industry is being launched into uncharted territories. Well done Prithviraj and team [sic].”
Lucifer, which is still running to packed houses, is the third Malayalam film to earn over Rs100 crore.
In 2016, Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan was the first Malayalam film to join the Rs100-crore club. Last year, Nivin Pauly’s Kayamkulam Kochunni also entered the coveted club.
Despite mixed reviews from critics, Lucifer went on to impress the masses. The film marked the directorial debut of actor-turned-filmmaker Prithviraj Sukumaran.
On directing Mohanlal, Prithviraj had said in a tweet: “From growing up watching his films to supervising his dubbing for my debut directorial! I couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you Lalettan Mohanlal (sic).”
He further wrote that he learnt more about cinema and his craft in the last six months than the 16 years preceding it. He also thanked Mohanlal for believing in him.
“Directing you has been the absolute highlight of my career regardless of how many ever films I direct or even if I’ll never direct again [sic].”
Produced by Antony Perumbavoor, the film also stars Vivek Oberoi, Tovino Thomas, Indrajith and Manju Warrier, in crucial roles.