Johnpaul George had made his mark in the industry through his debut film Guppy. Though the film was a commercial failure, the film was critically well received. Johnpaul's second film Ambili had hit theaters when Kerala was battling heavy rains and floods. As a result, the team had not marketed the film. The film has Soubin Shahir as the lead and it opened to decent opening in theaters despite the raging rains. The director is contented that his second film would have been watched by atleast five times the audience he got for Guppy. As the director of the film, John feels elated as Ambili is now running solely due to positive word of mouth.