Kerala will soon have its own superhero to boast about, and we’re excited to see it come on-screen.‘Minnal Murali’, one of the most awaited Malayalam films of the year, will premiere worldwide on Netflix. Produced by Weekend Blockbusters (Sophia Paul), this movie is directed by Basil Joseph with Tovino Thomas as the lead.
It tells the story of an ordinary man-turned-superhero Murali. He gets special powers after getting struck by a bolt of lightning. You will also see Guru Somasundaram, Harisree Ashokan and Aju Varghese playing pivotal roles in the movie. The film is all set to premiere with dubs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and English so that everyone can watch and enjoy Kerala’s new superhero.
Sharing his excitement about the film, Director Basil Joseph said: “We wanted to create a superhero that people could relate to and connect with on an emotional level. Though the essence of a superhero movie is the action, our genuine efforts were focused on having a strong narrative that could stand on its own while backing the action. The film is going to be a really exciting one and I am looking forward to the release. It has been a dream project for the entire team and I am glad that the film is releasing on Netflix.”
Tovino Thomas excitedly shared, “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 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.“
Talking about the production of the film Sophia Paul from Weekend Blockbusters said,“As a producer, this was my most challenging yet gratifying experience. I am proud of this journey. We brought together the best team of actors, technicians and platforms for the rise of this ‘local’ superhero – Minnal Murali. This superhero movie transcends languages, as at the core, it’s a human story of emotions and circumstances. I am thrilled and proud of Minnal Murali.
I am glad that we got an opportunity to join hands with Netflix on their upcoming Malayalam film. Minnal Murali is just the beginning. We are just getting started.”
Pratiksha Rao, Director, Films and Licensing, Netflix India said, “Malayalam cinema has gripped the audiences with innovative storytelling and incredible filmmaking craft. As we expand our film slate to include more diverse Malayalam stories, we are excited to bring the widely anticipated, Minnal Murali as a Netflix Film. This must-see local superhero story, starring Tovino Thomas, will move and entertain audiences everywhere.”
Stay tuned because this lightning bolt is coming soon, only on Netflix!