manjummel boys (film, 2024)

I recently watched the Malayalam film Manjummel Boys, based on a true story from 2006. The movie tells the story of a group of friends from Kochi who go on a trip to Kodaikanal. During their exploration of the scenic locales, one of the friends has a terrible accident where he falls into a deep hole inside the dangerous Gunaa caves.

The movie perfectly portrays the deep bonds of brotherhood between the Manjummel boys. When their friend Subhash falls into the hole, they refuse to leave him despite facing immense obstacles and pressures.

Another aspect I appreciated was how realistically the film showed the thrilling rescue operation inside the perilous caves. Director Chidambaram deserves praise for crafting this thrilling story based on a real incident and bringing out natural performances from the talented cast led by Soubin Shahir.