2015 was not a highly successful year for the Malayalam movies. The industry had a very cold start and the first few months were completely disappointing with no major box office successes. After March, things were totally different.
The industry had the first blockbuster of the year with G Prajith directed Nivin Pauly starrer Oru Vadakkan Selfie. It was followed by a series of films, which performed really well at the box office.
But in overall, it was not a profitable year for the industry. According to the trade analysts, the total loss of the Malayalam movie business is about 280 Crores, in 2015. It is undoubtedly a shocking information for the industry. Sadly, among the 152 films released, only about 20 movies managed to taste the success at box office; while rest of them failed miserably. After the overall evaluation, we can say that 2015 was not a satisfying year for Mollywood.
Mollywood's journey started this year with the release of Sand City, the romantic thriller directed by actor-director Shankar. The industry witnessed approximately 1536 releases so far. Adi Kapyare Koottamani, directed by debutante John Varghese is the last release of the year. Prithviraj starrer Picket 43, the emotional drama film, directed by Major Ravi, is the first success of the year.
Alphonse Puthren directed romantic comedy Premam, which also had Nivin in the lead, remains the highest grosser of the year. Premam was expected to break the collection records of Drishyam and emerge as the highest ever grosser of the industry. But the piracy issues badly affected the collection of the movie and it ended up as the second highest ever grosser of the industry.