Mohanlal kick started the new year with an action thriller Big Brother. The directorial of veteran director Siddique, the film was a big budget entertainer promising lots of high-octane action sequences. The trailer too impressed movie buffs. But the film which released yesterday did not have the usual pre-release buzz typical of Mohanlal films. The film had a huge star cast, but it was a complete Mohanlal show, targeting his fans. It opened to a below average opening in Kerala theaters and has grossed 1.84 crores on its first day at the box office.