Tovino Thomas turns superhero in Netflix's ‘Minnal Murali’; DisneyPlusHotstar brings a period drama for freedom in the series ‘Unheard’


The southern film industry has some exciting news for its fans with new film announcements and first look posters unveiled. Read on to know more:

Netflix announces upcoming Malayalam film Minnal Murali starring Tovino Thomas



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Supernatural strength, and using it to fight evil and to save the world - who doesn’t love superheroes? Minnal Murali, one of the most awaited Malayalam films of the year, will premiere worldwide as a Netflix Film. Produced by Weekend Blockbusters (Sophia Paul), the action film Minnal Murali is directed by Basil Joseph it stars Tovino Thomas in the lead.

Minnal Murali is a story of an ordinary man -turned-superhero Murali, who is struck by a bolt of lightning, which bestows him with special powers. The film also stars Guru Somasundaram, Harisree Ashokan and Aju Varghese in pivotal roles. Giving fans the chance to meet their new favorite superhero, the film will premiere with dubs in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi and English.

Sharing his excitement about the film, 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.”

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Talking about the production of the film Sophia Paul from Weekend Blockbusters said, “As a producer, this was my most challenging yet gratifying experience. I am proud of this journey. We brought together the best team of actors, technicians and platforms for the rise of this 'local' superhero - Minnal Murali. This superhero movie transcends languages, as at the core, it's a human story of emotions and circumstances. I am thrilled and proud of Minnal Murali. I am glad that we got an opportunity to join hands with Netflix on their upcoming Malayalam film. Minnal Murali is just the beginning. We are just getting started.”

Looking back at the experience of canvassing Minnal Murali, 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 learnt 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.”

Pratiksha Rao, Director, Films and Licensing, Netflix India said, “Malayalam cinema has gripped the audiences with innovative storytelling and incredible filmmaking craft. As we expand our film slate to include more diverse Malayalam stories, we are excited to bring the widely anticipated, Minnal Murali as a Netflix Film. This must-see local superhero story, starring Tovino Thomas, will move and entertain audiences everywhere.”

Disney+ Hotstar unveils the poster of its first Telugu Series Unheard

As a nation seeks to be born, the common men and women of Hyderabad stand witness to the largest human struggle to break the chains of bondage. Disney Plus Hotstar Specials presents the first look of its Telugu series Unheard.

Directed by Aditya KV, starring an ensemble cast including actors Srinivas Avasarala, Baladitya, Chandani Chowdary, Priyadarshi, and Ajay, Unheard opens the world to the unknown and unusual conversations that turned the common men and women into radicals who could sacrifice their lives for freedom. All episodes to stream on September 17th only on Disney Plus Hotstar.

(Source: Agencies)