When a tailor called Minnal Murali (Tovino Thomas) is struck by lighting, he falls ill — with a cold — instead of something more serious such as a cardiac arrest or severe burns. Eventually, he realises, he has gained superpowers, which he must now use to save his town.
Minnal Murali Movie Cast, Release Date, Trailer, Songs and Ratings
Minnal Murali — streaming Friday on Netflix — is a rare superhero effort from India. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe has pushed itself deeper into local consciousness, from Avengers: Endgame becoming one of the highest-grossing movies in India to most titles offering dubs in four or five Indian languages, the country's many film industries have more or less ignored the ever-increasing domination of costumed vigilantes in today's pop culture environment. Set aside a fringe effort and a false advertisement, Minnal Murali marks the first superhero venture for the Malayalam film industry. It's (surprisingly) a first for Netflix in India too, even as the streamer literally grabs onto any superhero properties internationally. That shows the dearth of ideas.