Hridayam Movie (2022) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection


January 21, 2022
2hr 52min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Where to Watch Hridayam (Stream)

Disney+ Hotstar

Hridayam Movie Details:

Country India
Language Malayalam
Release date21 January 2022 (India)
Running time2hr 52min
StarringPranav Mohanlal
Kalyani Priyadarshan
Darshana Rajendran
Directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan
Written byVineeth Sreenivasan
Produced byVisakh Subramaniam
Cinematography by Viswajith Odukkathil
Edited by Ranjan Abraham
Music byHesham Abdul Wahab
Production CompanyMerryland Cinemas
Big Bang Entertainments
Distributor Merryland Cinemas

Hridayam Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Pranav Mohanlal as Arun Neelakandan
  • Kalyani Priyadarshan as Nithya Balagopal, Arun’s wife
  • Darshana Rajendran as Darshana, Arun’s friend and ex-girlfriend
  • Aswath Lal as Antony Thadikkaran
  • Vijayaraghavan as Neelakandan Moorthy, Arun’s father
  • Johny Antony as Balagopal, Nithya’s father
  • Aju Varghese as Jimmy
  • Arun Kurian as Akhil Sathyan
  • Annu Antony as Maya Padmanabhan
  • Kalesh Ramanand as Selva
  • Abishek Joseph George as Kedar Kamalesh
  • Ann Jameela Saleem as Megha
  • Megha Thomas as Jasleen
  • Sankar Induchoodan as Groom
  • Nayan Rosh T M as Guest, Radio Jockey
  • Linto Joseph as Alexander, Arun’s friend
  • Shiva Hariharan as Anto Abraham
  • Jojo Jose as Prateek Tiwari
  • Thushara Pillai as Nithya’s mother
  • Manjula Mohandas as Nithya’s elder sister
  • Jishnu Sreekumar as Ron Valiyaveettil
  • Ajith Thomas Abraham as Lijo
  • Kurian Joseph John as Joji Soloman
  • Arabi Mahmud Rahim as Police
  • Sanjay Menon as Sandeep Joy
  • Kaushik M. V as Kaali
  • Raja Rani Pandian as Tea Stall owner
  • Adithyan Chandrashekar as Joe
  • A. R. Raja Ganesh
  • Aravindan R.
  • Ajeesh Jose
  • Shersha Sherief
  • Atul Ramkumar as Jackson, Arun’s Malayali senior
  • Sangeeth Pratap as Baiju
  • Ramesh Menon as Farooq
  • Nikhil Nair
  • John Thomas
  • Sree Menon
  • Arjun Suresh
  • Serah Mathews
  • Anjana
  • Reshma A.
  • Vijayakrishnan A. B. as Vijayettan (a.k.a. Varikkapara)
  • Chitra Kumar
  • Anjali S. Nair as Tamizh Selvi
  • Maria Vincent as Diya, Nithya’s friend
  • Sooraj Sun as Bridegroom
  • Aarsha Mohan
  • Priya Sunny
  • Alisha Sequeira
  • RJ Mercy John
  • Noble Babu Thomas as Vishak
  • Meenakshi Raveendran as Antony’s Orkut date
  • Shaun Romy as Antony’s date’s friend (cameo appearance)
  • Vishak Nair as Andrew, a passenger on the train (cameo appearance)
  • Mathukkutty as Priest (cameo appearance)
  • Nayan Rosh T M as Arjun’s friend
  • Bappy Khan as Jaya Ded


The emotional journey of Arun, his carefree bachelor days in engineering college, and how he matures through various phases of life.

Hridayam Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Worldwide Collection₹52.3 crore

About Hridayam Movie:

Hridayam was officially announced in December 2019, set to be produced by Visakh Subramaniam and co-produced by Noble Babu Thomas, starring Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan, and Darshana Rajendran, intended to be released during Onam 2020.

The film marks the comeback of film studio Merryland Studio into film production after a hiatus of 30 years, under the new company Merryland Cinemas.

Vineeth told in an interview that the characters in the film draw inspiration from moments and memories from his and his wife’s lives and their friends’ from college and life beyond that.

The film began principal photography in early February 2020. After a schedule in Kochi, filming was shifted to Kollengode, Palakkad for a two-day schedule. The film’s main location was Chennai.

Filming was paused in March 2020 due to a 21-day COVID-19 lockdown in India. By then about 50 percent of the film was complete, primarily featuring Pranav and Darshana. Filming was put on hold indefinitely after the surge of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was resumed in January 2021. Kalyani joined the sets. Vineeth recalled in an interview that he never saw Pranav reading his dialogues on location as he would have learned it by rote. Significant parts of the film takes place in a college.

It was shot at KCG College of Technology in Chennai, where Vineeth and his wife studied. That schedule was concluded in Kochi on 21 January. Vineeth said that Hridayam gave him the most fun working in a film since Thattathin Marayathu.

For certain scenes, Rohit [A.D.F Of Mumbai] made the actors listen to music to get them to feel the mood of the scene. Another schedule in Chennai was concluded on 11 February, about 95 percent of the film was complete by then.

Principal photography was complete by mid-March, with one song remaining to be shot with a limited crew. The film, which was originally charted to shoot for 100 days in multiple schedules was able to complete in 60 or more days.

The follow-up 5-day song shoot was held in July 2021 in Andhra Pradesh. Post-production of the film was completed by October 2021.

Hridayam was released in theatres worldwide on 21 January 2022. It received critical acclaim from critics, who praised the direction, story, screenplay, music, score and cast’s performances (particularly Pranav Mohanlal, Darshana Rajendran and Kalyani Priyadarshan).

The film grossed over ₹78 crore (US$9.8 million) worldwide, becoming the 3rd highest grossing Malayalam film of the year. The film won two Kerala State Film Awards, including Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value.

Disney+ Hotstar has acquired the film’s post-theatrical digital distribution and was premiered on 18 February 2022. and Satellite rights bagged by Asianet