Minnal Murali: Tovino Thomas’ superhero flick to release on this OTT platform
Tovino Thomas-led Minnal Murali is all set to premiere on Netflix. On Monday, the streaming platform took to their official social media accounts to announce that the Malayalam-language superhero movie would be “coming soon” to Netflix.
In a statement, Thomas had said,” I’ve been attached and committed to the character of Minnal Murali from the very beginning. I spent all my time communicating with my director [Basil Joseph] to ensure the best possible outcome and immense amounts of work went into creating Minnal Murali. I’ve learnt a lot and I’m grateful that during these strange times, people can still appreciate cinema from the comfort of their homes through Netflix. I hope everyone who watches the film loves Minnal Murali just as much as I do.”
Check out Netflix’s tweet:
— Netflix India South (@Netflix_INSouth) September 6, 2021
Speaking of Minnal Murali, the titular character is an ordinary man named Jaison (Thomas) who turns into a superhero after being struck by a lightning bolt. The first look of the movie was compared to DC comics’ The Flash and Shazam. The Malayalam-language movie will also be available in English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu. In one of the earlier posters, we saw Thomas in a folded dhoti and red scarf covering his face. Murali’s superpowers are not yet revealed however, he has supernatural strength and is considered the fastest man on Earth.
Aside from Thomas, the movie also stars Guru Somasundaram (Aaranya Kaandam), Harisree Ashokan (Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan) and Aju Varghese (Vellimoonga). Joseph wrote the screenplay while it was written by Arun Anirudhan and newcomer Justin Mathew. Murali is produced by Sophia Paul under the Weekend Blockbusters banner.
The movie earlier courted controversy, when religious fanatics vandalized the church sets in Kerala. Tovino Thomas took to Facebook to share the photos of the church set after it was broken down. The actor revealed that they moved ahead with legal proceedings.