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Manjummel Boys Wins New Fan Following After  OTT Release



Manjummel Boys

Everyone wants to see Chidambaram’s Manjummel Boys. And those who missed  it on the  big screen are  now savouring this stunning survival drama on Disney-Hotstar.

The prolific Priyadarshan, a pioneer  in Malayalam cinema feels  cinema  in Kerala has come of age. “It’s a nice  rescue  thriller ,shot as good and convincing  as any international  attempt  , and that  too on a shoestring  budget. And well-played on today’s young emotions of lower middleclass of Kerala.I have been saying this  all along: in Kerala we make the best films in India. Now the rest of the world is  also saying the same, thanks to a film like Manjummel Boys.”

 Acclaimed actress Saiyami Kher is another  fan of  Manjummel  Boys. “I loved the film! The films they make in Kerala are so much more superior and original and fresh. Not trying to follow any formulas. Very refreshing.”

From the time it was released in movie theatres in Kerala  and across India on 22  February , director Chidambaram’s  Manjummel  Boys has gone  from strength to strength, emerging  as the  most successful Malayalam film of all times. It became the first Malayalam film to earn  200 crore rupees, and the highest grossing Malayalam film ever, surpassing the record set by Jude Anthany Joseph’s  2018.

Now  Manjummel Boys has been streaming on Disney+Hotstar since May 5and director Chidambaram is overwhelmed by the response. “There  was a whole large section of  audience worldwide which had not seen Manjummel  Boys. More and more people are discovering the film on OTT, and the  kind of calls and messages I am getting outnumber even the response I got when the film released  in theatres in February.”

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