'Manjummel Boys': Director Chidambaram explains why there was no love track, says "We simply can't bring in a character for a song" (EXCLUSIVE)

'Manjummel Boys': Director Chidambaram Explains Why There Was No Love Track, Says
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The Malayalam film Manjummel Boys continues to be the talk of the town and is now officially a blockbuster having grossed 100 crores at the box office. The survival thriller film directed by Chidambaram S. Poduval of Jan. E. Man (2021) fame has also been witnessing a phenomenal audience turnout in cinemas across Tamil Nadu and is now officially the first Malayalam film to cross 10 crores at the box office in the state. With Manjummel Boys being lapped up by Tamil audiences, filmmaker Chidambaram sat down for an exclusive interview with Galatta to open up about how the film was made, while also giving an explanation into why there was no romance in the story. 

Speaking about why there was no love track in Manjummel Boys, Chidambaram stated, "The story was such. It's a real story. If a female actor is making an appearance, we should do justice to that character. We simply can't bring in that character for a song or make her go from a bus stop to another place. We should respect that and when that character does come. There needs to be an arc, but there was no space for that in the film." He further opened up on his meeting with the original Manjummel Boys saying, "I interviewed and asked them during my research whether any of them had any girlfriends at the time. None of them did. There was no WhatsApp at the time and everything was a bit difficult like approaching and talking to a girl." Chidambaram continued, "There was no space for romance in the story since there were 11 main characters. And, by the time we got to showing all of them, the film gets over." 

Manjummel Boys stars Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, Balu Varghese, Ganapathi S. Poduval, Lal Jr., Deepak Parambol, Abhiram Radhakrishnan, Arun Kurian, Khalid Rahman, among others and continues to see a huge demand for tickets in cinemas across Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Watch director Chidambaram talk about Manjummel Boys in the video below: