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Minnal Murali: Director Basil Joseph pens heartfelt note as film gears up for release on Netflix

Starring Tovino Thomas, this will be the actor’s second collaboration with the director after Godha

Akshay Krishna
Sep 13, 2021
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Basil Joseph’s Malayalam superhero film, Minnal Murali has been turning heads since its announcement. Starring Tovino Thomas in the lead role, the superhero genre is not all too common in the industry. As the film is getting ready for a global release on Netflix, the director has penned a heartfelt note speaking about the project. 

“Having spent this much time for a movie, I have to say that Minnal Murali is not just a movie, it's an inevitable part of our life.” wrote the director along with a photo on his Instagram post. The director also says that the movie was eventful and stressful and was loomed in uncertainty following the pandemic, but the entire team worked towards making a good movie.

The fan-favourite director also wrote that Tovino Thomas was the perfect fit for the role. He added: “The most essential part in a superhero movie is the hero himself, the criteria being the charm, charisma and physique of a superhuman and there was nobody else that fit perfectly into the profile other than you.” Basil Joseph also thanked multiple people involved in the movie. 

Minnal Murali is written by Arun Anirudhan and Justin Mathew and is helmed by Basil Joseph. The superhero film will mark his second collaboration with Tovino Thomas, following the 2017 sports comedy Godha

Bankrolled by Sophia Paul under the banner of Weekend Blockbusters, the film has songs by Shaan Rahman, background score by Sushin Shyam, and cinematography by Sameer Thahir. 

While Tovino takes the lead in Minnal Murali, the film also features Guru Somasundaram, Aju Varghese and Harisree Ashokan among others. The film will be released in Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Hindi on Netflix. However, the release date has not been officially announced yet. 

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