Mohanlal starrer Pulimurugan was one of the biggest blockbusters in Malayalam cinema in 2016 and stands as the highest grosser at the box office in Malayalam. Directed by Vysakh, ‘Pulimurugan’ had Mohanlal play a man in a small forest village which is vulnerable to man-eating tigers. ‘Pulimurugan’ also received a National Award for Best Stunt Choreographer which was handled by Peter Heins. Lead actor Mohanlal received the Special Jury Award from the government of India for ‘Pulimurugan’. And now, ‘Pulimurugan’ gets a bigger accolade than all this. Two songs from ‘Pulimurugan’ – “Kaadanayum Kaalchilambe” and “Maanathe Maarikurumbe” – have been nominated at the OSCARS in the Best Original Song category. Much to the joy of Indian and Malayalam cinema, “Kaadanayum Kaalchilambe” and “Maanathe Maarikurumbe” becomes one of the rare films in India which gets nominated in the Best Song Category. The music of ‘Pulimurugan’ is composed by Gopi Sunder who is one of the finest composers in South Indian cinema. The nominations were announced earlier today and these two songs from ‘Pulimurugan’ get nominated in the list along with songs by international artists like Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas and Mariah Carey. ‘Pulimurugan’ sure is scaling new heights and making Malayalam cinema proud.
Pulimurgan stands as one of the best movies in Mohanlal’s career because of the top-quality stunts in it. The story is about how a village fights tiger attacks and how Mohanlal helps them achieve that. The film went on to become a stupendous success commercially and received critical acclaims as well. The film was dubbed into other South Indian languages and was a decent success too. It was also being reprted that Bollywood Super Star Salman Khan may do a remake of the film, however nothing was confirmed about the remake.
‘Pulimurugan’ also is one of the first films in Indian cinema which was launched in a 6D format few months ago. The first preview show of the 6D version of Pulimurugan was held in Kochi three months ago which received a huge response from Malayalam movie-buffs.