The movie, directed by Basil Joseph, is touted to be the first superhero film in Malayalam
Two Onams have come and gone, but Minnal Murali is yet to appear in theatres. This could have also been the reason the makers of the big-budget Tovino Thomas-starrer have reportedly opted for an OTT release for the Basil Joseph directorial.
The team has been busy with the final works of the movie, with composer Sushin Shyam and sound department getting the superhero film ready for its release. We got to know that Tovino, Basil and the team had seen the preview of the complete film recently and are thrilled about the final product.
Tovino, in a recent interview in Dubai, said that the team has watched the preview of Minnal Murali recently and they are “150% confident” about the output and how entertaining the movie will be for fans. "It's a dream project for all of us and now it's upto the audience to decide its fate," he said.
The movie, which began shooting in December 2019, had multiple delays due to the pandemic and had wrapped up its filming in July. Minnal Murali, which is set in a fictional town in Kerala, has Tovino playing a character named Jason, who gains superpowers after being struck by lightning.
The film, which is produced by Weekend Blockbusters, has Guru Somasundaram playing the antagonist. Debutante Femina George plays the female lead in the movie, which also has Aju Varghese and Harishree Ashokan in pivotal roles. Hollywood stunt director Vlad Rimburg, who has worked in series such as Inhumans and Lucifer, has choreographed the action scenes for the Malayalam film.
Minnal Murali is expected to release on Netflix in the third week of September or October. Apart from Malayalam, the film will be streaming in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi.