Minnal Murali is a 2021 Malayalam movie directed by Basil Joseph released on 24th December on Netflix. The Hype this movie got was bloody real!!. It feels like a career-best project from Basil Joseph and the entire team. Even though the film is a Superhero Centred one, anyone can emotionally connect many scenes. The movie features Tovino Thomas, Guru Somasundaram, Femina George, Harisree Ashokan, Baiju, Aju Varghese. Tovino and Guru’s acting proved to be absolutely exceptional. The VFX and background scores were also appreciable. Without any doubt, we could certainly say that it is yet another blockbuster from the Tovino – Basil combo after Godha.
Minnal Murali talks about 2 lads in a 90’s village (Kurukkanmoola) struck by a lightning at the same time, one turning into a hero while the other turns into an antihero and the movie forwards with their life adventures. Still the story emotionally supports the anti-hero character. As this movie comes under the superhero genre, it feels a little predictable. But the direction and making are truly amazing so that we don’t feel much lag. As Tovino said Even if the superhero element was removed from the film still it feels like a flawless movie.
The cinematography by Sameer thahir was exemplary. Several characters in the movie have got almost nothing to do which is a negative. The songs too didn’t make quite an impact. Even though it’s not a throughout-Humour film like Kunjiramayanam or Godha, the humour sequences were too good. Apart from a few editing errors, we feel the film is quite perfect. The effort the entire team has given to this movie deserves standing applause. According to us, the film is a must-watch family Superhero entertainer from Basil Joseph. Anyone watching this movie would definitely miss the theatre experience for sure.
IMDb – 9.4/10
The Indian Express – 3.5/5
Our Rating – 4/5