If you’re a true Bollywood or South Indian cinema fan, you’d surely know about the newly released movie Minnal Murali. Minnal Murali is an Indian Malayalam language superhero-based movie. The literal translation of the movie is Lightning Murali (Murali being the name of the superhero).
Cast and characters Of Minnal Murali:
|Actor||Reel name||Date year|
|Tovino Thomas||Jaison Varghese/ Minnal Murali and Martin Pallikunnu||1989|
|Femina George||Bruce Lee||Not known|
|Aju Varghese||P.C Siby Pothan||1985|
|Baiju Santosh||S.I Sajan Antony||1971|
|Jude Anthony Joseph||Aneesh||Not known|
|Mamukkoya||Sambhavhivan K K||1946|
|Rajesh Madhavan||P. C Titto||1986|
The best part of the movie is that both the superhero and the villain are given superpowers. The superpowers are also believable and not over the top. Very rarely do we see a superhero running in a lungi ( a south Indian attire) over cars to chase the bad buy.
The transformation of a common man to a superhero is also beautifully depicted and played by Tovino Thomas. The comedy scenes in the movie are also decent. And although this is a superhero film, all the things in the movie make sense and are done with proper logic.
But on the flip side, when Jaison remembers his father and the manner in which scenes are showcased looks forced and does not bring out the emotions of the audience, the way they wanted to. By the end of the film, things become a bit predictable as well and a few action sequences were a little bit longer than necessary.
All in all, this is a well-made superhero-based movie with the right dose of action, drama, and comedy.
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A disturbing event created by lightning, which gives superhuman powers to a common man, and now it’s on his shoulders to protect his village from the villain.
Jaison a young tailor from a small village dreams of building a career in the US, since he is still considered poor, the sub-inspector tells Jaison to break up with his daughter as she will be engaged to Aneesh. Aneesh’s ex-girlfriend is also angry about Aneesh dumping her. Meanwhile, a character named. Shibu is in love with Usha, the sister of Daasan who works in Jaison’s father’s tailor shop. Usha has a daughter, who needs an urgent medical operation but Usha does not have the money to pay for the operation. One day, both Jaison and Shibu get hit by the same lightning strike on Christmas Eve. Jaison is taken to the hospital but surprisingly, he does not have any physical problem.
In the next few days, both of them start to show signs of superpowers. And all the while Jaison realizes the superpowers he has gained and goes by his new name Minnal Murali, to save his village from the antagonist.
More about Minnal Murali:
This film is directed by Basil Joseph and produced by Sophia Paul under Weekend Blockbusters. The film was formally announced in January 2019, but due to the extensive pre-production works, the film’s principal photography took place during December 2019. Not only that but the film got interrupted twice because of the covid 19 pandemic. The film was predominantly shot in Kerala, with few sequences being shot at Hassan in Karnataka.
The film was set for a theatrical release in late 2020 but was postponed multiple times due to the pandemic. In September 2021, the makers announced that the film will be released directly through the streaming platform Netflix on 24 December 2021, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The film premiered at the Mumbai Film Festival on 16 December, before its release on Netflix. The film has been released in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, and English languages.
Movie trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAUAliz1TKA
Watch the official movie- https://www.netflix.com/in/title/81497215