Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan (Manyam Puli in Telugu), is by far the biggest ever money-spinner in the history of Malayalam cinema. Some of the big records created by the film stand tall even now. Yes, what you heard is right. Mohanlal starrer Pulimurugan is back in the news for a real big reason and it is related to the Oscars. Two songs from Malayalam stalwart actor Mohanlal’s 2016 blockbuster action thriller, Pulimurugan (Manyam Puli in Telugu), have been shortlisted in the top 70 songs that are eligible for the final Oscar nomination in the Best Original Song category.
In a major achievement for the Malayalam film industry, two songs from the Mohanlal film may soon be in the Oscar race.
Two songs – “Kaadanayum Kaalchilambe” and “Maanathe Maarikurumbe” from the Malayalam movie, composed by Gopi Sundar are part of the Original Score list. Sundar took to social media to express his excitement. “All God’s grace… No words,” he wrote. Gopi Sundar is popular in Tollywood for his super hit songs in movies like Bhale Bhale Magadivoi, Oopiri and Ninnu Kori etc. Kaadanayum Kaalchilambe and Maanathe Maarikurumbe are the two songs that have been chosen in the preliminary nominations by the jury. The final 5 nominations will be announced on January 23. The 90th Academy Awards ceremony will be held on March 4, 2018 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center.