Malayalam Survival Thriller "Manjummel Boys" Set to Premiere on Disney+ Hotstar in 2024

"Manjummel Boys," a Malayalam survival thriller, becomes the highest-grossing Malayalam film, surpassing ₹200 crore at the box office. The film will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar in 2024, showcasing the talent and creativity of the Malayalam film industry.

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Malayalam Survival Thriller "Manjummel Boys" Set to Premiere on Disney+ Hotstar in 2024

Malayalam Survival Thriller "Manjummel Boys" Set to Premiere on Disney+ Hotstar in 2024

The Malayalam survival thriller "Manjummel Boys," written and directed by Chidambaram, is set to premiere on Disney+ Hotstar in 2024 after becoming the highest-grossing Malayalam film, surpassing Rs 200 crore at the box office.

The film, released in theaters on February 22, 2023, in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, received widespread acclaim from audiences and critics.

"Manjummel Boys" revolves around a group of friends from a small town near Kochi who decide to have a vacation in Kodaikanal. Based on a true incident, the film features an ensemble cast including Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Balu Varghese, and others. Produced by Parava Films, the movie struck a chord with the audience for its compelling storytelling.

The film's references to the Kamal Haasan-starrer "Gunaa" also made a significant impact on the audience, especially in Tamil Nadu, where it is still running in theaters. Director Chidambaram spoke about the challenges of filming the physically and mentally exhausting movie, including shooting in low temperatures in Kodaikanal and having limited shooting windows. He also noted that the film used 95% of real incidents as told by survivors without dramatization.

Why this matters: "Manjummel Boys" has shattered numerous box office records and become the highest-grossing Malayalam film ever, surpassing the previous record set by another critically acclaimed film. The film's success highlights the growing popularity and reach of Malayalam cinema, as well as the audience's appreciation for well-crafted survival thrillers based on true events.

Impressed by the film's phenomenal ticket sales, the popular streaming service Disney+ Hotstar has acquired the film's post-theatrical digital streaming rights. The highly anticipated digital premiere will be announced soon, with the release date to be revealed at a later time. "Manjummel Boys" has not only set a new benchmark for Malayalam cinema but also showcased the talent and creativity of the Malayalam film industry on a global platform.

Key Takeaways

  • Malayalam thriller "Manjummel Boys" will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar in 2024.
  • Based on a true incident, features an ensemble cast including Soubin Shahir.
  • Challenges included filming in low temperatures and limited shooting windows.
  • The acquisition of digital streaming rights by Disney+ Hotstar highlights Malayalam cinema's growth.