Hridayam, a romantic drama film in the Malayalam language, was written and directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan in 2022. Produced by Visakh Subramaniam through Merryland Cinemas and co-produced by Noble Babu Thomas through Big Bang Entertainments, the film features Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan, and Darshana Rajendran.
Hridayam Movie 2022 Cast, Plot, Production, & Release
On January 21, 2022, Hridayam was released in theatres worldwide and received critical acclaim from reviewers who praised the direction, story, screenplay, music, score, and cast performances, particularly those of Pranav Mohanlal, Darshana Rajendran, and Kalyani Priyadarshan.
The film was honored with two Kerala State Film Awards, one for Best Film with Popular Appeal and Aesthetic Value. It was also listed among the top-rated Indian movies of 2022 on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).
For his graduation, Arun Neelakandan leaves Kerala and enrolls in the popular engineering college KC Tech in Chennai. At the college, he falls in love at first sight with Darshana, his college sweetheart. After being ragged by his seniors, Arun grows closer to Darshana, and their relationship blooms when the seniors are suspended. One day, Arun accompanies his friend Antony to meet his online girlfriend and becomes attracted to her colleague.
In a moment of weakness, he lies about his relationship status and leans in for a kiss, but they are interrupted by the moral police. Feeling guilty, Arun confesses everything to Darshana, who angrily ends the relationship. In the heat of their argument, they challenge each other to find better romantic partners than each other.
|Real Name||Role Name|
|Pranav Mohanlal||Arun Neelakandan|
|Kalyani Priyadarshan||Nithya Balagopal|
|Aswath Lal||Antony Thadikkaran|
|Arun Kurian||Akhil Sathyan|
|Annu Antony||Maya Padmanabhan|
|Abishek Joseph George||Kedar Kamalesh|
|Ann Jameela Saleem||Megha|
|Nayan Rosh T M||Guest, Radio Jockey|
|Shiva Hariharan||Anto Abraham|
|Jojo Jose||Prateek Tiwari|
|Thushara Pillai||Nithya’s mother|
|Manjula Mohandas||Nithya’s elder sister|
|Jishnu Sreekumar||Ron Valiyaveettil|
|Ajith Thomas Abraham||Lijo|
|Kurian Joseph John||Joji Soloman|
|Sanjay Menon||Sandeep Joy|
|Kaushik M. V||Kaali|
|Raja Rani Pandian||Tea Stall owner Joe|
|A. R. Raja Ganesh|
|Atul Ramkumar||Jackson, Arun’s Malayali senior|
|Vijayakrishnan A. B.||Vijayettan|
|Anjali S. Nair||Tamizh Selvi|
|Maria Vincent||Diya, Nithya’s friend|
|RJ Mercy John|
|Noble Babu Thomas||Vishak|
|Meenakshi Raveendran||Antony’s Orkut date|
|Shaun Romy||Antony’s date’s friend|
|Vishak Nair||Andrew: A passenger on the train|
|Nayan Rosh T M||Arjun’s friend|
In Vineeth’s directorial Hridayam, Pranav will be playing the protagonist named Arun Neelakandan.
Darshana Rajendran has crooned a track in the upcoming film ‘Hridayam’, wherein she is playing one of the leading roles.
Among the supporting actors, Johny Antony and Vijayaraghavan are excellent in well-written roles as Nithya and Arun’s fathers respectively.
The film ‘Hridayam’, helmed by Vineeth Sreenivasan and featuring Pranav Mohanlal as the protagonist, garnered a positive response from the viewers.
Annu Antony is an Indian actress who works in Malayalam films. She made her feature film debut through a lead role in the coming-of-age film
Abishek Joseph George
Ann Jameela Saleem
Nayan Rosh T M
Ajith Thomas Abraham
Kurian Joseph John
Kaushik M. V
Raja Rani Pandian
R. Raja Ganesh
Vijayakrishnan A. B.
Anjali S. Nair
Anjali S Nair’s portrayal of the character Selvi in the film was highly appreciated by the audience.
She was in a tiny role in Hridayam.
The teaser suggests that Pranav Mohanlal and Kalyani Priyadarshan are playing the role of a married couple in the film
RJ Mercy John
Noble Babu Thomas
In the Vineeth-directed film ‘Hridayam’, which starred Pranav Mohanlal, Shaun Romy also had a significant role. The film was recently released.
The film ‘Hridayam’ was announced in December 2019, with Visakh Subramaniam as the producer and Noble Babu Thomas as the co-producer. It featured Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan, and Darshana Rajendran in lead roles, and was scheduled to be released during Onam 2020. The film also marked the return of Merryland Studio to film production after a 30-year break, under their new company Merryland Cinemas.
Principal photography for the film commenced in early February 2020 and the initial schedule took place in Kochi, followed by a two-day shoot in Kollengode, Palakkad. The primary location for the film was Chennai. However, filming was halted in March 2020 due to a nationwide 21-day COVID-19 lockdown in India.
Hesham Abdul Wahab composed the music for the film. In early 2020, Vineeth traveled to Istanbul to record some of the music pieces for the film. Actor Prithviraj Sukumaran has lent his voice to a song in the film. Additionally, Darshana Rajendran, besides acting in the film, has also sung the track titled “Darshana”.
When filming was halted midway in March 2020, the producers announced that the film would have a theatrical release. In October 2021, the release date of the film was officially announced along with the release of the song “Darshana”. The film was set to have a worldwide theatrical release on January 21, 2022.
Theatrical Release Poster
|Box office||₹78.3 crore|
|Directed by||Vineeth Sreenivasan|
|Distributed by||Merryland Cinemas|
|Edited by||Ranjan Abraham|
|Music by||Hesham Abdul Wahab|
|Produced by||Visakh Subramaniam|
Big Bang Entertainments
|Release date||21 January 2022 (India)|
|Running time||172 minutes|
|Written by||Vineeth Sreenivasan|
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