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“Manjummel Boys” to Debut Digitally on Disney+ Hotstar After Sensational Theatrical Run

In a significant announcement that has thrilled movie enthusiasts and Malayalam cinema connoisseurs, Disney+ Hotstar revealed that the Malayalam survival thriller “Manjummel Boys” is set to make its digital premiere exclusively on the streaming platform. The movie, which has taken the regional box office by storm, stands out as a powerful testament to the storytelling caliber and engaging narratives that have become synonymous with Malayalam cinema.

Crafted by the visionary director Chidambaram, “Manjummel Boys” launched to widespread commendation in theaters on February 22 in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The gripping narrative, impeccable performances, and adept direction have garnered the film an exceptional reception from both critics and audiences alike, solidifying its status as a hit of monumental proportions.

The unparalleled success of “Manjummel Boys” is evident not just in the accolades it has received but also in its remarkable box office performance. Cementing its place in cinematic history, the thriller has emerged as the highest-grossing Malayalam film of all time, amassing an astounding collection of over Rs 200 crore, thereby shattering the record previously held by a 2018 blockbuster. Moreover, the film’s international acclaim has been sealed with its designation as India’s official entry to the 2024 Academy Awards.

Disney+ Hotstar took to its social media on a Saturday evening to share the eagerly awaited update regarding the movie’s digital debut. While the exact date of release on the platform is still under wraps, the announcement has set the stage for heightened anticipation, with audiences eager to witness the film’s streaming launch. An accompanying teaser tweet captivated fans: “The boys are coming soon on Disney+ Hotstar. #ManjummelBoysOnHotstar #ManjummelBoys #DisneyPlusHotstar #ComingSoon,” accompanied by an intriguing promotional image that has only piqued viewers’ curiosity further.

“Manjummel Boys” draws its inspiration from a real incident and comes under the production banner of Parava Films. The plot unfurls around a cohort of friends hailing from a quaint town named Manjummel, situated near Kochi. The narrative takes a turn as these friends embark on what they expect will be a leisurely vacation to Kodaikanal, leading them into a thrilling bout of survival against unforeseen dangers.

The film’s casting has been a subject of much acclaim, boasting an eclectic mix of established and emerging talents. Soubin Shahir leads the ensemble alongside Sreenath Bhasi, Balu Varghese, and Ganapathi S. Poduval, among others. The film also benefits from the contributions of Lal Jr, Deepak Parambol, and newcomers such as Abhiram Radhakrishnan, Arun Kurian, Khalid Rahman, Chandu Salimkumar, Shebin Benson, and Vishnu Reghu. Together, they bring alive the rich tapestry of human emotions and survival instincts that “Manjummel Boys” encapsulates.

The film’s transition to Disney+ Hotstar indicates the burgeoning clout of streaming services as pivotal platforms for cinematic content, catering to a global audience and bringing regional masterpieces to the forefront. For Malayalam cinema in particular, and Indian cinema as a whole, this digital premier marks a milestone, showcasing the industry’s evolving landscape and its capacity to produce content that resonates with audiences across diverse spectrums. As “Manjummel Boys” gets ready to enthrall subscribers of Disney+ Hotstar, the legacy of this movie is poised to expand, further cementing its status as a cinematic juggernaut that has captivated the heart of a nation.