‘Garudan’ producer Listin Stephen gifts a luxury car to director Arun Varma

The Suresh Gopi-starrer grossed ₹21 crore so far and entered its second successful week of theatrical run in the state.

BySouth First Desk

Published Nov 15, 2023 | 11:58 AM Updated Nov 15, 2023 | 11:58 AM

Prodcer Listin Stephen gifting the car to director Arun Varma

Thanks to the strong script and the word-of-mouth publicity, Suresh Gopi’s Garudan has become a super hit at the box office. Garudan has grossed over ₹21 crore so far.

Even as the movie entered its second successful week of theatrical run, producer Listin Stephen has reasons to cheer.

Listin Stephen gifted a KIA Seltos car to director Arun Varma. He also shared related pictures on his social media handle.

“Hard work, dedication, and infinite gratitude! Thrilled to gift this car to Arun Varma, the talented director behind the blockbuster Garudan movie. Your vision brought magic to the big screen and your passion touched hearts. Cheers to you, Arun Varma, and here’s to many more milestones together,” wrote Listin Stephen in his Facebook post.

Gifting a luxury car to the directors and lead actors following the success of a movie is a common tradition in the Tamil industry, which is comparatively bigger than the Malayalam industry. However, the Malayalam filmmakers seem to be catching up with the trend.

Actor-producer Unni Mukundan gifted a Mercedes Benz to Meppadiyan (2022) director Vishnu Mohan last year.

Suresh Gopi and Biju Menon played prominent roles in Garudan.

Jinesh M is the scriptwriter of the crime thriller. Midhun Manuel Thomas, who wrote the super hit thriller Anjaam Pathira (2020), is the screenwriter.

Related: ‘Garudan’ has an intriguing plot to keep the audience engaged