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Manjummel Boys

February 22, 2024
2hr 15min
Status: released

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Manjummel Boys Movie Details:

Country India
Language Malayalam
GenreAdventure, Drama, Thriller
Release date22 February 2024
Running time2hr 15min
StarringSoubin Shahir
Sreenath Bhasi
Balu Varghese
Ganapathi S. Poduval
Lal Jr.
Deepak Parambol
Abhiram Radhakrishnan
Arun Kurian
Khalid Rahman
Chandu Salimkumar
Shebin Benson
Vishnu Reghu
Directed by Chidambaram
Written byChidambaram
Produced bySoubin Shahir
Babu Shahir
Shawn Antony
Cinematography by Shyju Khalid
Edited by Vivek Harshan
Music bySushin Shyam
Production CompanyParava Films
Distributor Sree Gokulam Movies

Manjummel Boys Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Soubin Shahir as Siju David aka “Kuttan”
    • Master Gavin as Young Siju David
  • Sreenath Bhasi as Subhash
    • Dilan Derin George as young Subhash
  • Balu Varghese as Sixon
  • Ganapathi as Krishnakumar aka “Kannan”
    • Sathvik as Young Kannan
  • Lal Jr. as Siju
  • Deepak Parambol as Sudhi
  • Abhiram Radhakrishnan as Anil
  • Arun Kurian as Sujith
  • Chandu Salimkumar as Abhilash
  • Vishnu Reghu as Jinson
  • Khalid Rahman as Prasad
  • Shebin Benson as Mejo
  • George Maryan as Arumugam, a local seller
  • Kathiresan as Head constable
  • Ramachandran Durairaj as Dominic, a local guide
  • Vijay Gaura as Rathnavel, a local tourist photographer
  • Vijay Muthu as Sub-Inspector
  • Karthika Vellathery as Bride
  • Mani as Forest range officer
  • Sasikumar as Police officer
  • Viji as Valli, the tea stall lady


Based on a true incident from 2006, the film revolves around a group of friends from a small town called Manjummel near Kochi,[4] who decide to have a vacation in Kodaikanal.

Manjummel Boys Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget₹20 crore
Opening Day₹3.9 crore (US$490,000)- India
₹2.1 crore (US$260,000) – Overseas
Worldwide Collection₹250 crore

About Manjummel Boys Movie:

Manjummel Boys is a Malayalam survival thriller film written and directed by Chidambaram, and produced by Parava Films. The film stars an ensemble cast, which includes Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Balu Varghese, Ganapathi S. Poduval, Lal Jr., Deepak Parambol, Abhiram Radhakrishnan, Arun Kurian, Khalid Rahman, Chandu Salimkumar, Shebin Benson, and Vishnu Reghu.

The project was initially reported in January 2023 by The New Indian Express, which was the second of Chidambaram after Jan. E. Man (2021). Soubin Shahir and Sreenath Bhasi were roped to play the lead roles, in their fifth collaboration following Parava (2017), Kumbalangi Nights, Virus (2019), and Bheeshma Parvam (2022). Soubin also produced the film with his father Babu Shahir and producer-distributor Shawn Antony under their maiden production house Parava Films.

Principal photography commenced at Kodaikanal on 26 January 2023 and concluded on 17 July. The film was shot around 101 working days throughout multiple schedules. A few scenes were also shot in Kochi and Perumbavoor. The cave and its surrounding shown in the film is actually set and constructed by production designer Ajayan Chalissery.

Manjummel Boys was theatrically released on 22 February 2024. Prior to the film’s theatrical release, the Film Exhibitors Union Organisation of Kerala (FEUOK) announced that they would halt the screening of Malayalam-language films in theatres owing to the Kerala Film Producers Association (KFPA) and Film Distributors Association’s decision to not to screen films that would be released in streaming platforms in less than 42 days. Eventually, KFPA affirmed on the film’s release in specific theatres which followed the contractual agreements. Prior to the film’s release, it garnered ₹1.47 crore (US$180,000) from advance bookings across Kerala. The Telugu-language dubbed version was released on 6 April 2024.

The digital streaming rights and satellite rights were acquired by Disney+ Hotstar and Asianet, respectively. The film was streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on May 5. It was available on Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi.