Hridayam (transl. Heart) is a 2022 Indian Malayalam-language coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan. It was produced by Visakh Subramaniam through Merryland Cinemas and co-produced by Noble Babu Thomas through Big Bang Entertainments. The film stars Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan, and Darshana Rajendran. The film’s songs and background score was composed by Hesham Abdul Wahab. The plot tracks the life journey of Arun Neelakandan from age 17 to 30.
Hridayam marks the return of Merryland Studio, one of the earliest film studios in Kerala, into film production. The film reintroduced once obsolete audio cassettes and limited edition vinyl records in India. Principal photography began in February 2020, after taking a break with the surge of COVID-19 pandemic in India, filming was concluded in March 2021. The film was shot at KCG College of Technology in Chennai, where Vineeth and his wife Divya studied, and in Palakkad, Kochi, and Andhra Pradesh.