Though the film captivated him - evoking the old tharavadu houses and the family relationships - Tharoor is even more impressed with the deft directing of Anjali Menon and the commendable performance by the cast.
Watch Shashi Tharoor's talk about Manjadikuru
"Manjadikuru has a very credible cast, not one person out of place," he said. "Murali was absolutely magnificent, and the children were delightful."
Indeed, his words have been echoed throughout Kerala, where Manjadikuru has been running to positive reviews for the last 25 days. It is now gearing up for a nationwide metro launch.