On December 24, Tovino Thomas and Guru Somasundaram's Minnal Murali premiered on Netflix. The superhero film is directed by Basil Joseph and received an overwhelming response from the audience. Karan Johar and Thiagarajan Kumararaja watched Minnal Murali recently and personally texted Tovino to share their thoughts. Karan Johar wrote, "Hey Tovino! I finally got the opportunity to watch Minnal Murali last night and had so many fans! So smartly made and keeping the entertainment quotient right through! Was a clutter breaker superhero film! And of course, you are and are incredible! Congratulations! Such a joy! (sic)."
Thiagarajan Kumararaja wrote, "Hi Tovino!! Watched Minnal Murali. Loved your performance. My best wishes to the entire team (sic)." Tovino was over the moon and wrote, "Have been an ardent fan of Thiagarajan Kumararaja Sir & Guru Somasundaram Sir ever since watching Aaranya Kaandam. Words of appreciation from him mean the world. Super happy to be receiving all the love and acclaim for #MinnalMurali on a daily basis.
Tovino Thomas, in a statement, said, "It is always wonderful to be appreciated and Minnal Murali proves that good cinema goes beyond geographies and powerful stories are not just viewed but loved by all. To play Minnal Murali and to see your film touch so many people, globally, is still unbelievable, This is huge not just for our film but for industries, creators, and talent who make cinema."