The big budget film is directed by Basil Joseph and also has Guru Somasundaram, Aju Varghese and Femina George
It’s been a long wait for Tovino Thomas’ fans as well as those in Mollywood to see the big budget superhero film Minnal Murali. The wait could be coming to an end as speculations are rife that the film will drop on Netflix on September 24.
While Netflix’s line-up for September does not feature the Malayalam film, reports from the industry suggest that a release date could be announced soon, with the film’s team completing the work for the movie and handing the output to those from the streamer.
The superhero film, which marks the second collaboration between director Basil Joseph and Tovino after Godha, also has Guru Somasundaram, Femina George, Harishree Ashokan and Aju Varghese as part of the cast.
The movie, set in a fictional village in the 90s, revolves around Tovino’s character Jason, who after being struck by lighting gets superhuman abilities. Somasundaram plays the antagonist in the movie, which has Samir Thahir as the cinematographer, Vlad Rimburg as its stunt choreographer, Shaan Rahman composing the songs and Sushin Shyam scoring its background music.
Minnal Murali, which was initially slated to be an Onam 2020 release, had earlier sold its digital rights, after its planned theatrical release, to Netflix for a record sum between Rs 12-15 Cr. However, with theatres yet to reopen in Kerala, the makers were forced to discuss a direct-to-OTT release and we hear that Netflix clinched the rights for a record deal.
The movie will be released in five languages – Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. Tovino had earlier said that the team had watched a preview of the movie and were “150%” confident about it entertaining the audience.