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Directed by S. Shankar
Produced by A.M. Rathnam
Written by Sujatha Rangarajan
Starring Siddharth
Genelia D'Souza
Music by A. R. Rahman
Cinematography Ravi K. Chandran
Editing by V. T. Vijayan
Distributed by Sri Surya Movies
Release date(s) 29 August 2003
Running time 145 mins
Country  India
Language Tamil

Boys (2003) is a Tamil film directed by S. Shankar. The film stars Siddarth, Genelia, Bharath, Nakul, Thaman, Vivek and Senthil. The film's score and soundtrack are composed by A. R. Rahman.



In the film, there are five teenagers who are very good friends. They have stereotypical teen-boy fantasies - proposing to every girl they come across, touching women in crowded areas, boozing, porn, and call girls etc. In the process they meet a girl Harini (Genelia D'Souza). A guy called Munna (Siddharth Narayan) from this group of boys falls in love with her and she falls for him too. After coming to know about it, the parents separate the boy, girl and the friends. The boy and the girl get desperate and elope, with their group of friends, to Tirupati and get married. And this marriage was held by Mangalam Sir (Vivek).

The parents throw them out. The friends also come out to support this young couple. They all work together to make a living. They find their strengths and hidden talents. They form a band called 'Boys'. Sign a contract with Sony Music and win the MTV awards. In the process, differences crop up between the wedded couple and they fall out. The rest of the film is all about how they get united with the help of their friends.

Mangalam Sir also helped them to reveal their talents for singing.

The group "Boys" succeed in their effort and become very famous and rich despite all the hardships they had to face


Actor Role
Siddharth Narayan Munna
Genelia D'Souza Harini
Bharath Babu Kalyanam
Nakul Juju
Thaman Krishna
Manikanden Kumar
Vivek Mangalam Sir
Ilavarasu Kumar's Father
AV Ramanan Munna's Father

Full cast and credit listing available.


Soundtrack by A. R. Rahman
Recorded Panchathan Record Inn
A.M. Studios
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Label Star
Producer A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman chronology
Warriors of Heaven and Earth

The soundtrack features 7 songs composed by A. R. Rahman.

Song Singer(s) Notes
Girlfriend Karthik, Tippu, Timmy
Dating Blaaze, Vasundhara Das
Ale Ale Karthik, Chitra Sivaraman The lyrics for this song were written by Kabilan and was purely in Tamil.
Secret Of Success Lucky Ali, Clinton Cerejo, Blaaze, Vasundhara Das
Boom Boom Adnan Sami, Sadhana Sargam
Break The Rules Karthik, Kunal Ganjawala, George, Anupama, Sunitha Sarathy
Please Sir Kunal Ganjawala; Clinton Cerejo; S. P. B. Charan; Chinmayee This is an A cappella song which the band sings for a record label manager.

Lucky Ali and Adnan Sami sang their first Tamil song for this album

Box Office

  • The film grossed $6 million at the box office. Its Telugu dubbed release was also a great hit.
  • The film was recently announced to be dubbed into Hindi. This was due to the fact that A.R Rahman was impressed with Abbas Tyrewala's lyrics [Director/Lyricist of Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na], that he offered him to write the lyrics for the Hindi dubbed version. The dubbed version was released on November 2008 with singers ved Shaan, Madhunitharsanrshee, and Shiraz Patel being roped in to dub the songs in Hindi.
  • Popular singer Hariharan appears as himself in the climax of the movie.

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