Minnal Murali, the long-awaited Indian superhero film, finally hits our homes this week. The film, which will be released via Netflix, tells the story of Jaison, an ordinary man who becomes a superhuman after being struck by lightning. The film stars Mollywood idol Tovino Thomas in the lead. Minnal Murali was filmed in places like Alappuzha and Wayanad in Kerala and Karnataka.
The Netflix superhero film made headlines in May last year after several right-wing groups destroyed around Rs. 50-lakh together of Minnal Murali claim that the church has hurt their religious feelings. Antharashtra Hindu Parishad (AHP) and Bajrang Dal have publicly claimed responsibility for the vandalism of the ensemble that was near Adi Sankaracharya mutt in Kalady near Ernakulam in Kerala.
The film was slated to hit theaters in the second half of 2020, but has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In September of this year, Netflix announced that it had acquired Minnal Murali. Later that month, the subscription platform announced the film’s Christmas Eve release date.
Minnal Murali release date in India
Minnal Murali premiered at the Mumbai Film Festival’s annual program on December 16. Minnal Murali will be available on Christmas Eve, December 24 on Netflix in India and globally. The film lasts 2 hours and 39 minutes.
The Malayalam film will also have dubbing in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and English.
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India Minnal Murali release time
Almost all of the new content is released on Netflix at midnight Pacific Time when it comes to the Netflix headquarters.
Mid-March to early November, midnight PT is 12:30 p.m. IST. For the rest of the year, it is 1:30 p.m. IST.
Therefore, Minnal Murali will begin streaming on Netflix in India at 1:30 p.m. IST on December 24.
The cast of Minnal Murali
The main man of Malayalam cinema, Tovino Thomas, embodies the protagonist Jaison or the superhuman Minnal Murali. Speaking about his role in the film, Thomas said, “I have been attached and committed to the character of Minnal Murali from the very beginning. I spent all of my time communicating with my manager to ensure the best possible result and immense amounts of work went into creating Minnal Murali. “
A versatile set of actors join him in key roles, including Guru Somasundaram as Shibu, Vasisht Umesh as Jaison’s nephew, Josemon, who is interested in superheroes, and Aju Varghese as brother-in-law. and Jaison Police Officer, Pothan.
Femina George made her big screen debut playing martial arts teacher “Bruce Lee” Biji in the film. Other prominent actors including Harisree Ashokan, Mammukoya, Bijukuttan and Baiju Santhosh also star in the film.
Film director Basil Joseph plays a cameo in the film.
Minnal Murali director, screenwriter, producer
Minnal Murali is director Basil Joseph’s third achievement after Kunjiramayanam (2015) and Godha (2017), for which he collaborated with lead actor Thomas.
“We wanted to create a superhero that people could relate to and connect with on an emotional level,” Joseph said in a prepared statement. “While the essence of a superhero movie is the action, our real efforts have been focused on creating a strong narrative that could stand on its own, while supporting the action.”
The script for the film is by Arun Anirudhan (Padayottam, 2018) and Justin Mathew.
Minnal Murali is produced by Sophia Paul under the Weekend Blockbusters banner. Speaking of the film, Paul said, “Our goal was to make Minnal Murali a well-rounded movie and a family entertainer with something for everyone. Along with the story, it was the incredible actors who all delivered surreal performances and the crew whose efforts will make people want to watch the movie over and over again.
Cinematographer Sameer Thahir (Big B, 2007) wields the camera to Minnal Murali. Manu Manjith (Aanandam, 2016) is the lyricist, Shaan Rahman (Take Off, 2017) and Sushin Shyam (Kumbalangi Nights, 2019) are the composers, Livingston Mathew (Adventures of Omanakuttan, 2017) is the editor, and Vlad Rimburg (Lucifer, 2019) is the action director.
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Summary of Minnal Murali
Set in the 90s, Minnal Murali is an origin story of an ordinary man turned superhero Murali, who is struck by lightning, which grants him special powers.
Minnal Murali trailer
The official trailer of Minnal Murali was launched by Netflix in late October. Netflix has released a second ‘bonus’ trailer for Minnal Murali earlier this month.
The bonus trailer shows glimpses of a village that has caught fire and is in chaos.
Songs of Minnal Murali
Minnal Murali the soundtrack includes six original songs composed by Rahman and Shyam. The music album of Minnal Murali with eight titles was published by Muzik 247 at the end of November.
The tracks include Uyire, Edukka Kaashayi, Aaromal and Niranju Thaarakangal by Rahman and Thee Minnal, Kugramame, Raavil and Tribal Song by Shyam. The lyrics for all tracks on the album were written by Manjinath.
The songs of Minnal Murali can be streamed from Muzik 247’s YouTube channel or any other music streaming platform.
BD Minnal Murali
Before its release, Minnal Murali published a creative advertising campaign in the Malayalam daily Malayala Manorama.
In the first strip released on December 20, the desi superhero is shown helping a person wrongly assaulted by the police. Minnal Murali appears with a thunderclap and throws some stunts.
Another showed him helping a female Thunder who had taken a wrong turn to land at Kurukan Moolaland. Murali comes to help him with his bike and helps him find his way.
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Minnal Murali Reviews
The first opinions of Minnal Murali are available Wednesday, following the lifting of the review embargo at 1:30 p.m. IST.
Gadgets 360 review of Minnal Murali will be released later this week.
Minnal Murali Poster
Here is the official poster of Minnal Murali from Netflix: