Malayalam film Minnal Murali is the next big release from Mollywood. Minnal Murali is a superhero film produced by Sophia Paul under the banner Weekend Blockbusters. Directed by Basil Joseph, Minnal Murali features Tovino Thomas in the lead role. The film follows the story of Murali, who gets special powers after getting struck by lightning. Apart from Tovino Thomas, the film also features Guru Somasundaram, Harisree Ashokan, and Aju Varghese in supporting roles. Minnal Murali was slated to release in theatres but has now been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a statement, 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 said, "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 learned 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.“