Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Fouziya Tehzeeb

Manjummel; the toxic dark place where everybody remains stuck

A week after the release of Manjummel Boys, a survival thriller film based on a true story, I watched it in Delhi, far from my hometown where there was no sign of its release. I was surprised to see that Delhi’s cinemas were packed. Sitting next to me, a Tamil lady kept whispering in her daughter's ear, “Subhash’e, Subhash’e” to keep her engaged. The larger hall was resounding with laughter, cheers, and maybe silent cries too.