Minnal Murali OTT rights bagged by Netflix for a record price!
Tovino Thomas starrer ‘Minnal Murali’ is a highly-anticipated film that is expected to release sometime by the end of this year. Directed by Basil Joseph, it is a superhero flick made on a big canvas. Planned as a pan-Indian film, it will be releasing in 5 languages – Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi. Sophia Paul of Weekend Blockbusters is producing the film.
It is reported that streaming giant Netflix has bagged the post-theatrical digital rights of ‘Minnal Murali’ for a record price. It is the first superhero film in Malayalam and the massive hype that comes with it has helped the makers in bagging such a lucrative deal. Another major factor is the stellar response among non-Malayalis for Tovino’s last release ‘Kala’, which is also streaming on Netflix.
Trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai tweeted,
#TovinoThomas turns red hot after his #Kala became a streaming hit! Now #MinnalMurali the @ttovino super hero adventure directed by @iBasil goes for record #OTT price to @NetflixIndia.
Release on OTT after theatrical window.
‘Minnal Murali’, set in the 90s, has Tovino playing a local superhero. Tamil actor Guru Somasundaram essays the antagonist role. Aju Varghese, Baiju Santhosh, Harisree Ashokan, Mammukoya, debutante Femina George and many others are part of the cast. The film is scripted by Arun Anirudhan and Justin Mathew. Cinematographer Sameer Thahir, music director Shaan Rahman and Hollywood-based action choreographer Vlad Rimburg form the core technical team