Minnal Murali Movie (2021) Cast & Crew, Release Date, Story, Review, Poster, Trailer, Budget, Collection

Minnal Murali

December 24, 2021
152 minutes
Status: released

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Minnal Murali Movie Details:

Language Malayalam
Budget ₹18 crore
Box office ₹35 crore
Release date 24 December 2021 (Netflix)
Running time 152 minutes
Starring Tovino Thomas
Guru Somasundaram
Directed by Basil Joseph
Written by Arun Anirudhan
Justin Mathew
Produced by Sophia Paul
Cinematography Sameer Thahir
Edited by Livingston Mathew
Music by Score: Sushin Shyam;
Songs: Shaan Rahman, Sushin Shyam
Production companies Weekend Blockbusters
Distributed by Netflix

Minnal Murali Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Tovino Thomas in a dual role as:
    • Jaison Varghese / Minnal Murali, a tailor who gets struck by lightning and gains superpowers.
      • Awan Pookot as a Young Jaison
    • Martin Rangakala, a theatre artist and Jaison’s biological father
  • Guru Somasundaram as Shibu/Minnal Murali (fake), a social outcast, who works in a teashop who also gets struck by lightning and gains superpowers
  • Aju Varghese as P. C. Siby Pothan, Jaison’s brother-in-law
  • Vasisht Umesh as Josemon, Jaison’s nephew and Pothan’s son
  • Femina George as “Bruce Lee” Biji, a travel agent and a karate instructor, who is Aneesh’s ex-girlfriend
  • Shelly Kishore as Usha, Daasan’s sister and Shibu’s childhood sweetheart
  • Thennal Abhilash as Appumol, Pothan’s daughter
  • Baiju as S.I. Sajan Antony, the head sub-inspector of Kurukanmoola and Bincy’s father
  • Harisree Ashokan as Daasan, a tailor who works along with Jaison and is Usha’s brother
  • P. Balachandran as Varkey, Jaison’s foster father
  • Arya Salim as Jesmi, Jaison’s foster sister
  • Sneha Babu as Bincy, Jaison’s ex-girlfriend who later gets married to Aneesh
  • Jude Anthany Joseph as Aneesh, Biji’s ex-boyfriend who later marries Bincy
  • Mamukkoya as Doctor Sambashivan
  • Sudheesh as himself (cameo)
  • Bijukuttan as Kunjan
  • Azees Nedumangad as Chandran
  • Rajesh Madhavan as P.C. Titto
  • Benzi Mathews as a young Varkey
  • Gibin Gopinath as P.C. Dasan
  • Harish Pengan as Varieth
  • Devi Chandana as Bindhu
  • Syam Cargoz as Panchayat Member
  • Pauly Valsan as Villager
  • Vishnu Soman as Hari
  • Surjith Gopinath as Paachan
  • Rohit Sangwan as Villager
  • Basil Joseph as a young politician (cameo appearance)


Jaison(Tovino Thomas), a tailor from the village of kurukkanmoola, obtains superpowers such as enhanced speed, agility, reflexes and strength after being hit by a bolt of lightning and becomes the superhero “Minnal Murali”. The story follows him exploring his said superpowers and how it leads to his clash between the movie’s main antagonist, Selvan(Guru Somasundaram), a super-villain going by the name of “Vellidi Venkiti”.

About Minnal Murali Movie:

Minnal Murali is a Malayalam superhero film directed by Basil Joseph and produced by Sophia Paul, under the banner of Weekend Blockbusters. The screenplay is written by Arun Anirudhan and Justin Mathew. The film stars Tovino Thomas and Guru Somasundaram.

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. Though shooting got disrupted twice following the two waves of the COVID-19 pandemic and the vandalism of a church set by right-wing groups, the makers managed to complete the shoot within July 2021. The film was predominantly shot in Kerala, with few sequences being shot at Hassan in Karnataka.

The film score was composed by Sushin Shyam while the songs featured in the film were composed by Shaan Rahman and Sushin Shyam. The cinematography was by Sameer Thahir and Livingston Mathew served as the editor.

The film was set for a theatrical release in late 2020, but was postponed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In September 2021, the makers announced that the film would be released directly through the streaming platform Netflix, as a result of closure of theatres due to the pandemic. It premiered at the Mumbai Film Festival on 16 December and was premiered worldwide on the occasion of Christmas Eve (24 December 2021). It received critical acclaim praising the cast performances (particularly Tovino Thomas and Guru Somasundaram), writing, direction, action sequences, VFX, and soundtrack.