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  • 29 Aug 2003
  • 2h 52m
  • Comedy, Drama, Music
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Boys is a 2003 Indian Tamil coming-of-age film directed by S. Shankar. It stars newcomers Siddarth, Genelia, Bharath, Nakul, Manikandan and Sai Srinivas Thaman in the lead roles. The score and soundtrack are composed by A. R. Rahman.




  • Status Released
  • Release date 29 Aug 2003
  • Running time 2h 52m
  • Genres Comedy, Drama, Music


Siddharth, Genelia D'Souza, Bharath, Nakul, S. Thaman, Manikandan, Vivek, Senthil, A. V. Ramanan, Janaki Sabesh
Ravi K. Chandran, K. V. Anand, V. Manikandan
Comedy, Drama, Music

Munna, Babu Kalyanam "Bob Galy", Juju, Krishna and Kumar are five friends. Although from different backgrounds, they all have common interests: disinterest in studies, obsession with smoking, drinking, ogling girls, having sex, watching pornography, and complaining about their parents. Their obsession with sex is such that while Munna's parents are out of town, they hire a prostitute Rani, but all of them back out at the last moment. One day, they meet Mangalam, a depressed middle-age man, in a bar, and help him home after he passes out. Although they first use him as a source to get alcohol, Mangalam enjoys their company and becomes a mentor of sorts for the boys.

One day, the boys see a teenage girl Harini, who is a BSc student having an ambition of becoming a doctor, and all of them decide to ask her out. Everyone's try fails, but they eventually become friends with her and her friends Sampatha, Padma, Ankita and Teju. However, Munna is still in love with Harini and cannot forget her. He conveys his feelings to her while on a day-out in a resort, but she rejects him. Later, Sampatha tells Munna that Harini would accept him if he streaks on Mount Road for fun. He believes her, and plans to do it. But his plan fails when his dress and shoes gets stuck at a lorry and when he goes after the lorry, he fails to get it. Soon a police officer comes there and chases him. He jumps in to Juju's bike and they both escape. But, Munna gets caught by the police and gets arrested. In the court, he lies that he did it as his friend told him that he will get ₹1,000, concealing the truth as Harini's career will be spoiled. The court orders him to pay a fine of ₹1,000 and imprisonment for one day. When Harini learns what Munna did, she bails him out and accepts his love.

Eventually, Munna's and Harini's parents learn about their relationship and are furious, as they want them to focus on their studies. Harini's father, an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, holds a meeting involving Munna, Harini, Munna's friends, their parents, Mangalam, and Harini's friends at his house; both sets of parents decide that Munna and Harini will not contact each other till their studies are over. After that, if they are still in love, the parents will not oppose them. Although both Munna and Harini agree to this, they continue to long for each other, eventually running away from their homes and eloping at Tirumala. On hearing the news, Munna's and Harini's parents disown them. Munna's friends walk out of their homes too, in a show of solidarity for Munna and Harini.

Mangalam helps the teenagers find a modest residence and they take up part-time jobs to support themselves, including their education. This proves unsuccessful, so Mangalam encourages them to explore their natural musical talents. The teenagers form a band named "Boys", composing modern versions of Tamil devotional songs, and eventually gain recognition. Soon, they are approached by a Naxalite group to compose anti-government songs. They do it for money, leading to their arrest under POTA, and are also expelled from their respective colleges.

After their release, the gang show more resolve to succeed in their musical career. After a few unsuccessful attempts, they are finally signed by Sony Music and record their first album. While celebrating their success, a drunk Krishna accidentally tells Harini about their earlier encounter with Rani. Harini, hurt at this revelation, leaves Munna and returns to her parents, despite Munna pleading that he and Harini did not know each other before the encounter and that he did not have sex with Rani. As only Rani can prove that Munna did not have sex with her, the gang begin searching for her. Kumar spots Rani on a moving bus and tries to board it, but falls under the wheels of the bus and dies. Munna decides that his words were more than enough proof for Harini and accepts her decision.

The gang's debut album soon releases and becomes a huge hit. But without Harini, the lead female vocalist, the record labels are unwilling to sign them. When the gang request Harini's presence for a live show on MTV, her parents accept, but on the condition that Munna signs the divorce papers. Munna agrees, realizing that his and his friends' careers are more important than his love. The gang has a very successful live debut. They dedicate their first live success in memory of Kumar. They also dedicate their success to Mangalam, whom Krishna calls their godfather.

The day after the live show, Munna's and Harini's divorce hearing takes place. Mangalam, now the Boys' manager, fields many calls to replace Harini with another girl. When Harini looks at the pictures of all the girls vying to be the group's new lead female vocalist, a bout of jealousy strikes her. She angrily starts hitting Munna. As the two fight, they share a kiss and reconcile, cancelling their divorce.

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