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The caricature of these two characters are always in movement, where the noliyum childhood packs in its innocent moments as well. A constant terror for his well-to-do parents, his childish buffoonery makes for pure fun. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After leaving the Malayala Manorama, he started publishing the strip in the magazine Kalakaumudiagainst which the Manorama went to court.

Boban and Molly – Wikipedia

Toms joined Malayala Manorama, the most popular daily in Kerala, as a cartoonist inand worked there till retiring as an assistant editor in June Thomas, better known as Toms, to not be anecdotal, somewhere through a small crevice of the mind, a chuckle from his cartoon strips sneaks in defying the intent. They sprint about, fill up the pages with their funny pranks and mischief; the year-old twins, inspired from real life, are also the glue that hold the pack together in many ways.

And no, it doesn’t sound objectifying, one could easily laugh at his antics. The controversy became a debating point in the local media and later attracted the attention of the bpbanum media.

The main characters of the series, two year-old twins. It was only cartion an infamous legal battle with Malayala Manoramathe “Toms Magazine” came into stands.

They hail from a middle class Christian family in central Travancore. You have already rated this article!!!

It is known that Toms named Boban and Molly after two children in his neighbourhood who one day came to him and asked him to draw their picture.

As much as I want this writing about V. He even used Newtonian gravitational laws while courting a bigger girl, that moliiyum objects are drawn towards larger objects’! The ‘Dennis the Menace’ of our land, Unnikuttan is all things mischievous.


Retrieved from ” https: Ashan is the voice of wisdom in the series. Views Read Edit View history.

The English version of the title logo of Boban and Molly comics. Toms Publications formerly Malayala Manorama and Kalakaumudi.

The most hilarious of the characters in ‘Bobanum Moliyum’, Ittunnan chettan, the simpleton who is crowned the president of the panchayat trips on his own follies and mostly falls face down molkyum front of chettathy, his spunky better half. Toms mostly touched upon the social issues through these characters who embodied the middle class life.

As a child, I found ‘Bobanum Moliyum’ the unputdownable comic magazine. An unflinching flirt with a guitar for an accessory, he represented the moliyyum youngsters of the time during the s and 80s. Indian comics Malayalam comics comics debuts Comics characters introduced in Humor comics Satirical comics Fictional Indian people Fictional twins Fictional tricksters Comics set in India Child characters in comics Male characters in comics Female characters in comics Comics adapted into films.

The dog can be seen with the kids in almost every panel. Now, they promise a laugh riot on TV”. The author often uses Ashan to introduce and explain contemporary events and political changes in the society.

The foolish moloyum of the Kizhukkamthookku gram panchayat. The pristine Kizhukkamthookku village was the perfect setting — the quirky inhabitants dabbed not just hilarious elements onto our minds, but let fine streaks of social and political innuendos touch us in a lighter vein.

10 unforgettable faces from Toms’ ‘Bobanum Moliyum’

And then, it’s war! This page was last edited on 20 Septemberat They are forever caught between their kids’ pranks as well as their everyday woes that are both laughable and thought-provoking.

It was first published bobahum and has been in print ever since.

Toms achieved enormous success and fame through Bobnaum and Molly, and became one of the most influential comic artists in Kerala. Pages using deprecated image syntax Character pop Converting comics character infoboxes. Kerala cartoonist Toms, creator of ‘Bobanum Moliyum’, passes away. Thank you for rating. Boban and Molly, twin brother and sister from the rural environs of central Travancore became popular in Bobanjm through the Malayala Manorama weeklywhich published the strip for almost four decades.


The character is famous for his impish pranks and innocent retorts. Enter the letters from image: The political and social issues are predominantly discussed in the series produced in the later period. The parents of Boban and Molly, they exemplify the thrifty life of a lawyer who doesn’t get enough work, and the wife who nags about their small life.

Boban and Molly Malayalam: Remembering the characters that sparkled with wit and wisdom, let’s pick out the favourites among the lot.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is said that Toms even influenced the way a Malayali read a magazine — from back to front— thanks to his strip which appeared in the back pages of the Boobanum Manorama weekly.

Cartoonist Toms Cartoons Kerala.

Boban and Molly

The strips generally narrates the mischievous antics of the six-year-old, who constantly puts his parents and teachers in a spot of trouble. A little dog owned by the Pothan family. The evergreen roadside romeo in ‘Bobanum Moliyum’, Appi hippie was loved for his wooing ways. News Letter News Alert Please anyone option. A balding man with silvery moustache, Ashan is one of the most amicable characters, who observes all the happenings around him, and is the subtle socio-political commentator.

Kerala cartoonist Toms, creator of ‘Bobanum Moliyum’, passes away Remembering the characters that sparkled with wit and wisdom, let’s pick out the favourites among the lot.