Despite Nivin Pauly giving his career best performance in Sakhavu, the movie is doing only average business at the Kerala Box Office. Even after opening to positive to mixed reviews and a largely favorable word of mouth, Sakhavu has collected only Rs. 10.60 after 15 days of theater run in the state. Being a political drama, the movie was only appealing to the Malayali audience and thus the film failed to encash the massive non-Malayali fan base of Nivin. Adding to this, the Baahubali 2 mania has also affected the movie's business in Kerala.