As ‘Manjummel Boys’ turns Tamil audience nostalgic, Udhayanidhi Stalin congrats the team

The Malayalam film lovingly pays tribute to Kamal Haasan's superhit Tamil movie 'Guna' through several references in various scenes.

BySouth First Desk

Published Feb 26, 2024 | 1:25 PMUpdatedMar 20, 2024 | 12:58 PM

Manjummel Boys makes Tamil audience nostalgic

Having won the hearts of audiences and critics, the Malayalam movie Manjummel Boys has become the talk of the town.

The survival drama continues its rampage mode with houseful shows and extra late-night shows since the opening day.

Other latest releases like Premalu, Bramayugam, and Anweshippin Kandethum, too, continue their successful run in theatres.

On Sunday, 25 February, the Kerala box office collected over ₹8 crore from these four movies.

Meanwhile, trade experts said Manjummel Boys grossed about ₹25 crore worldwide. The movie is also being well-received in the Gulf. It earned over ₹10 crore from the GCC countries.

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Makes Tamil audience nostalgic

In the domestic market, Manjummel Boys became a sensation at the Tamil Nadu box office.

The movie lovingly pays tribute to Kamal Haasan’s superhit Tamil movie Guna through several references in various scenes.

Composed by Ilaiyaraaja, the popular song “Kanmani Anbodu” from the 1981 movie plays in the background in crucial scenes in the Malayalam film. As a result, the Tamil audience could connect easily with it and is turning nostalgic.

Besides, Manjummel Boys‘s universal theme of friendship is wooing the audience to the cinema halls.

Based on a real-life incident, the film is about a group of childhood friends who visit Kodaikanal and get trapped in the Guna Caves. The Caves, originally known as “Devil’s Kitchen”, witnessed about 13 deaths and hence is a restricted area.

Udhayanidhi Stalin is all praise

Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin is all praise for Manjummel Boys and its team. The actor-politician wrote: “Just WOW! Don’t miss it! Congratz to the team !”

Well, his complement surely comes as a boost to the movie in the Tamil Nadu market.

The film team replied to Udhayanidhi Stalin and thanked him for his love.

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