The Malayalam film industry’s first superhero flick, Minnal Murali, starring Tovino Thomas and directed by Basil Joseph, has garnered appreciation since its release on Netflix last month. The film was praised for telling an epic story rooted in Kerala. Now Tovino has shared a message of appreciation he received from Bollywood director and producer Karan Johar.
In his post, Karan wrote that he enjoyed watching Minnal Murali very much and congratulated the team. He also called Minnal Murali a “messbreaker” in the superhero genre and praised Tovino’s performance.
Tovino shared a screenshot of the WhatsApp message.
Earlier, director Basil Joseph shared a video of some Chinese children enjoying Minnal Murali. The director posted the footage with the caption: “This video made my day.”
Statistics shared by Basil also suggest that the film has become a worldwide success. Minnal Murali, released on December 24, made it to Netflix’s Top Ten in 11 countries in its first week. The film then made inroads into Latin American and African markets, and has been listed in the top 10 in 30 countries since its release. Minnal Murali also racked up a 1.14 crore hour viewing time on Netflix.