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Manjummel Boys: What caused us to cry: medium.com

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That is a query I pose to myself. Despite the fact that I cry virtually every time I see a movie, Manjummel Boys stood out to me. Coming from the Malayalam film industry, that is hardly shocking. Over the years, they have produced tense, stunning, tearjerking, exciting, and melancholic movies; this is just another in their impressive repertoire.

But from Manjummel Boys, I experienced something fresh. I laughed, I sobbed, and I was content all at once. Greater than a Justification. I’ve been thinking about how they made it for the last two days, and…

What was the creators’ method? How did they accomplish something so significant? Did they have any idea this would become so popular?

The following are the reasons WHY I believe the Manjummel boys were successful:

1. Firm Characters

There are eleven characters in Manjummel Boys who appear from the beginning to the end of the story. Even if it is difficult for us to recall every character’s name and mannerism, it is clear to us that these lads have experienced many highs and lows since they were young, whether it be in Tug of War or deciding who to call and who to avoid on a vacation. They have experienced both good and bad times. And how did the authors’ message resonate deeply with us?

They didn’t waste even a moment.

They employed every conversation and framing to make us laugh and feel connected, as though they were our boys, from the opening scene to the very end. They used every character in the required scenario, deciding who should call the police, who should give up, and who should make a fatal choice. We wept when Subash was saved since Kuttan and Subash’s early friendship was also skillfully depicted.

A movie’s characters should be as strong as they can be to earn our trust and elicit strong emotions from us. The Manjummel Boys were in a hurry. So they didn’t.

2. Effect on Emotions

Since it’s obvious that this movie affected us all, I’m sure the majority of us would have anticipated this moment. However, how did they accomplish that without making us feel that one emotion was “too much” or “cringy”?

I’m sure there are plenty of films in which a character suffers in order to save another from a potentially fatal task or circumstance. But why did we all support Kutta and Subash and hold back from clapping heartily and crying in the end when the mission was over? Being adored like Subash is the greatest treasure for us, something we all continuously believe we will never accomplish, because we are Subash. Questions such as “Have I made some good friends?” and “Who would risk their life for us?” “Do I even have a group of people who I can travel with?” After the movie, (Million Dollar Questions) will be raised.

Since Subash’s early years are covered in two sequences, the film’s depiction of Subash feeling 120 feet under the earth resonated with us. Everybody has a Subash, and occasionally we even become the Subash. The creators accomplished this with ease.

3. Connectivity

One essential element of a successful film is relatability. Whether it’s in the form of the main character, the storyline, or the topics covered, the viewer should recognize themselves reflected in the movie. Maintaining equilibrium is an ongoing challenge.

This is when knowing your target market comes in handy. A sophisticated political drama would not pique the interest of a younger audience, whereas an older audience might not be drawn to a youthful romance. This point is once more connected to the emotional impact that was previously discussed.When we connect with the narrative, plot, or character, emotional impact results.For a narrative to be sympathetic, it need not be real. Familiar stories will suffice. Narratives that resonate with individuals and transcend age groups are prevalent. As in the well-known proverb, “Give me the same thing…But different”.

There are a few other reasons why Mnajummel Boys became so popular. The subtleties of friendship, placid melancholy, nostalgic locales, etc.,

I’m at a loss for ideas. The more I think, the more I want to find my Kuttan.

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