Thanneer Mathan Dinangal

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Thanneer Mathan Dinangal
Watermelon days.jpg
Thanneer Mathan Dinangal Poster
Directed byGirish A. D.
Produced byJomon T. John
Shebin Backer
Shameer Muhammed[1]
Written byGirish A.D.
Dinoy Poulose
StarringVineeth Sreenivasan
Mathew Thomas
Anaswara Rajan
Music byJustin Varghese
CinematographyVinod Illampilly
Jomon T. John
Edited byShameer Muhammed
Plan J Studios
Shebin Backer Productions
Release date
  • 26 July 2019 (2019-07-26)
(India release date) [2]
  • 8 August 2019 (2019-08-08)
(Middle East Release date)[3]
  • 9 August 2019 (2019-08-09)
(U.K. and Ireland release date)
  • 14 August 2019 (2019-08-14)
(U.S. release date) [4]
Budget2 crore
Box office45 crore

Thanneer Mathan Dinangal (transl. Watermelon Days) is a 2019 Indian Malayalam language romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Girish A. D. The film was jointly produced by Plan J Studios and Shebin Backer Productions.[5] The film stars Vineeth Sreenivasan, Mathew Thomas, and Anaswara Rajan in the lead roles.[6] The film grossed more than 19 crore domestically and more than 12 crore overseas.[7][8]


The film follows the life of a happy-go-lucky Jaison, an eleventh grade student, in his new school as he makes new friends and unsuccessfully woos Keerthy, his classmate, while maintaining an unfriendly relation with Ravi, a new Malayalam teacher, who often snubs him.


  • Vineeth Sreenivasan as Ravi Padmanabhan[9]
  • Mathew Thomas as Jaison
  • Anaswara Rajan as Keerthi
  • Shabareesh Varma as Siju
  • Naslen as Melbin Mathew
  • Vaishakh Vijayan as Dennis
  • Franco Francis as Lintappan
  • Dinoy Paulose as Joyson, Jaison's brother
  • Irshad as School Principal
  • Nisha Sarang as Keerthi's mother
  • Gopika Ramesh as Steffy
  • Sree Renjini as Aswathy, English Teacher
  • Binny Rinky Benjamin as Bindu, Physics Teacher
  • Rama Devi as Jaison's mother
  • Nandhakumar Koratty as Jaison's father
  • Kichu Tellus as Antony, Bus Driver
  • Vineeth Vishwam as Jaison's Brother in Law
  • M. K. Roy as Keerthi's father


Thanneer Mathan Dinangal
Soundtrack album by
Justin Varghese
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Singles from Thanneer Mathan Dinangal
  1. "Shyamavarna Roopini
    (sung by Pradeep Palluruthy)"
  2. "Panthu Thiriyanu (Cricket Song)
    (sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan)"
  3. "Deivame
    (sung by Vidyadharan Master)"

The film's music is composed by Justin Varghese and the lyrics were penned by Suhail Koya. [10]

The song Jaathikkathottam from the movie, sung by Soumya Ramakrishnan and Devadutt Bijibal, garnered popular acclaim upon its release. [11][12]

The song Shyamavarna Roopini released on 24 July was inspired from a traditional song of the same title.[13]

1."Jaathikkathottam"Soumya Ramakrishnan
Devadutt Bijibal
2."Shyamavarna Roopini"Pradeep Palluruthy3:21
3."Panthu Thiriyanu (Cricket Song)"Vineeth Sreenivasan1:59
4."Deivame"Vidyadharan Master3:06
Total length:12:38


Critical Reception[edit]

The film received highly positive reviews from critics and audience alike.

Deepa Soman of The Times of India rated the film with three stars out of five. She praised the performances of Mathew Thomas and Anaswara Rajan while applauding Vineeth Sreenivasan for his portrayal of a different avatar he hasn't tried so far. According to her


Sajin Srijith of The New Indian Express called the film a High-school drama done right. He said:


S. R. Praveen of The Hindu praised the film calling it a school story which actually shows what kids do at school, which is not something that can be said about many other school films. He said that the film is School, as it is. [16]


  1. ^ "Vineeth Sreenivasan plays a school teacher in 'Thanneermathan Dinangal'". Sify Movies. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Thanneermathan Dinangal". Entertainment Times. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Thanneer Mathan Dinangal UAE". Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Thanneer Mathan Dinangal Release dates".
  5. ^ "Thanneermathan Dinangal trailer: This feel good film is sure to win your heart!". Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Thanneermathan Dinangal". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Thanneermathan Dinangal is a smashing success!". Sify. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Thanneermathan Dinangal Box Office Collection Report, Review and Rating".
  9. ^ "Vineeth Sreenivasan is a peppy school teacher in 'Thanneer Mathan Dinangal'". On Manorama. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Jaathikkathottam Song Lyrics I Thanneer Mathan Dinangal Songs Lyrics". Lyrics4u. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Thanneer Mathan Dinangal song Jaathikkathottam: The romantic song is an instant hit". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Jaathikkathottam song garners two million views". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  13. ^ "A popular College Song only for Keralites". 13 March 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Thanneermathan Dinangal: review by The Times of India". 26 July 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  15. ^ "High-school drama done right". 26 July 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  16. ^ "School as it is". 26 July 2019. Retrieved 12 August 2019.

External Links[edit]

Thanneer Mathan Dinangal on IMDb