Netflix will premiere its upcoming Malayalam film Minnal Murali on the eve of Christmas. Set in the ‘90s, Minnal Murali, is the story of Jaison, an ordinary man-turned-superhero (Murali), who is struck by a bolt of lightning which accords him special powers. Produced by Weekend Blockbusters (Sophia Paul), this action film is directed by Basil Joseph, and has Tovino Thomas as the unexpected superhero Minnal Murali.
The film, featuring Guru Somasundaram, Harisree Ashokan and Aju Varghese in pivotal roles, will premiere in Malayalam with dubs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and English.
Watch Minnal Murali as he embarks on the journey of good over evil on December 24, 2021, exclusively on Netflix.
Weekend Blockbusters debuted in 2014 by co-producing Bangalore Days, the first Malayalam movie that had a successful theatrical run in major metros outside Kerala, was one of the highest grossers in Malayalam cinema and is still revered as a cult movie across south India. The second production was the festival favourite and award winning Kaadu Pookkunna Neram which was directed by Dr Biju in 2016. The next film was the commercially successful Mohanlal starrer domestic drama Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, directed by Jibu Jacob in 2017, followed by a comedy road movie Padayottam, starring Biju Menon in 2018. Minnal Murali is Weekend Blockbusters most ambitious project to date, to be released in major languages in India in 2021 and will be followed by Bismi Special, starring Nivin Pauly.