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Scripted by Sethu and directed by Kannan Thamarakulam, Achayans is a big budget multi-starrer comedy thriller. Yet the movie is now having a great level of pre-release hype. In fact, the Achayans' public talk for is really low, even just hours before its release. The main reason for this is that the movie's lead star is Jayaram and he had a very dismal performance in the recent past. If we check out his recent movies, other than Aadupuliyattam (also directed by Kannan Thamarakulam), all his other movies gave a poor show at the Box Office and were privy to critics bashing. And this scenario has really affected the opening day chances of Achayans.
Built on a mass entertainer format, the movie has a good bunch of actors in its cast list, including Prakash Raj who is making ending his 6 years long break from Mollywood, with this movie. But, other than this factor, nothing much has so far gone in favor of the movie. Achayans songs weren't any big success and it would be fine to say that it failed to captivate the audience. The movie has Amala Paul as the main female lead. And as per Achayans trailer, there is a lot of suspense surrounding her character. Even Amala had a very bad 2016 in Malayalam and he is in a need for a hit in Mollywood. But, we can't definitely say that Achayans will be Amala Paul's big comeback.
Coming to the story part, there isn't much information available about the story of Achayans. It is said that what happens to four Achayans when they accidentally meet two girls during their road trip, forms the crux of the story. If the story is able to give a good level of thrill to the audience, then it can work in favor of the film, as the expectations are very low.
To sum up, Achayans doesn't seem to be a blockbuster material but can end up as a hit, as the hype and expectations are low. The box-office performance of the movie depends a lot on the first-day audience response. If Achayans reviews from critics and moviegoers are even mixed to positive, then the film will be able to make some shift at the BO. Still, being produced a high budget is a crucial factor. How long it will stay in theaters depends totally on the first-weekend word of mouth. So, we are going with a 35% favorable ratings for the movie as it gears up to release on May 12.