Tovino Thomas starrer Minnal Murali perfectly fitted the super-hero genre with its thrilling and definitely a ground- breaking and never seen before CGI on Indian screen.
There has been few super heroes film made in India like Krrish, Bhavesh Joshi, A Flying Jatt, Ra.One, Mr. India, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota etc. Except for last two and to some extent Bhavesh Joshi, others could not invoke the emotion of a perfect superhero flick with shabby visual effects, bad editing and over-the-top screenplay. Directed by Basil Joseph, Minnal Murali was a welcome change, an all-rounder superhero film that Indian audience has been looking to where the superhero focuses on his special power to fight off the supervillain to save his village. Hats off to Basil Joseph as he did a solid job and turned this comic-story into an enjoyable fun ride.
After receiving critical acclaim for his super-hero flick, Basil Joseph and producer Sophia Paul are planning to make a sequel on Minnal Murali in an interview with The Federal. Basil believes that there should be a franchise "Surely, there are strong reasons to believe Minnal Murali can become a franchise. Discussions are happening but nothing has been confirmed yet to make an official announcement"
Sophia did mention "It’s too early to talk about what lies ahead, but yes, we will soon announce the sequel, a bigger extravaganza. As I said, I can’t talk about what we have in mind, but it’s going to be a hell of a ride"
Minnal Murali is enhanced with a very good characters performances. Tovino Thomas in dual role steals the show and performs exceptionally well as it was tailor-made for him. Ditto for Guru Somasundaram who also gets struck by lightning and gains superpowers. Watch for him as he breaks into tears when his lady love accepts his proposal.
Minnal Murali is the coming-of-age story of Jaison (Tovino Thomas), a local village tailor, who gets struck by lightning and is transformed into a super hero. Well, this isn't simple as it sounds. There is another person from his village who gets the thunder bolt at the same time as Jaison, only become the super villain who plans to take on the entire village as he looses the love of his life.
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