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Boys (2003)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  29 August 2003 (India)
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'Boys' is the story of five boys and a girl from different families They are youthful, vibrant, careless violating all conventions and In the process, they discover their hidden talents.

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Munna (as R. Siddharth Narayan)
Nakhul ...
Juju (as Nakul)
Bharath Srinivasan ...
Bob Galy / Babu Kalyanam
Sai Srinivas ...
Krishna
Srivardhini Thaman ...
Krishna (as Thaman S.)
Manigandan ...
Kumar (as Manikandan)
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Harini (as Harini)
Vivek ...
Mangalam Sir
Senthil ...
Anna Mary Kannaiyan
A.V. Ramanan ...
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Janaki Sabesh ...
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Anitha Rathnam ...
Harini's Father
Kalairani ...
Kumar's Mother
Havarasu ...
Kumar's Father
Subashini ...
Juju's Mother
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'Boys' is the story of five boys and a girl from different families with different social backgrounds and upbringing. They are youthful, vibrant, careless violating all conventions and norms till reality strikes them and they are left to fend for themselves. In the process, they discover their hidden talents. Written by Chester

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This movie suffered extensive censorship throughout its airing at cinema theaters. While for the first few days it was uncensored, it became less and less enjoyable as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), India, made 17 cuts. The most well known cut was the deleted visuals and dialogs of Juju with the prostitute as he shakes the cot up to the dialog of Bobgali "please please konjam utkarungalen". This scene was shown in the trailer and was one of the most memorable portions of the film. See more »

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Kumar: What Kumar... a love letter?
Kumar: Sex Story. "Malgova Aunty"
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References Sholay (1975) See more »

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Written by: Pa. Vijay
Produced by: A.R. Rahman
Performed by: BlaaZe, Vasundhara Das
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Excellent but not for everyone
29 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Most of the criticism surrounding Boys more or less relates to Shankars traditional story lines with high morals and family entertainment. Boys in far from a family movie and it is perhaps the most sexually explicit Tamil movie to ever come out, without actually having any nudity after censorship.

Boys is thus something one just cannot watch together with the family as most of it concerns the sexual adventures of 5 Boys, all newcomers, putting in superb performances. Now, while people who consider themselves morally upright and strict may find this embarrassing, most of the actual teenagers of India will actually be disturbed at how accurately it depicts what they actually do, without their parents knowing.

Boys will be Boys and that needs to be accepted. Society is'nt as squeaky clean as one would like to believe. First the teen, especially college going, audience will be disturbed, then thrilled and then appreciative. This made the movie a success in the cities but a lot of revenue actually comes from conservative suburbs and villages where people viewing will not have a clue of whats going on since the movie reflects the behavior of mostly, socialite urban populace.

But with Shankar's style and AR Rehman's music, Boys is certainly a superb movie if you don't have any of the reservations discussed above. It does'nt have a great storyline on the line of Indian, Mudhalvan etc but Shankar injects quality into each and every scene, making this movie highly enjoyable from the beginning to the end. Its just sheer bloody fun and genius.


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