Tovino Thomas' superhero film begins rolling
Tamil actor Guru Somasundaram has been cast in an integral role
We had recently reported that Tovino Thomas will be teaming up again with Basil Joseph (after Godha) for a superhero movie titled Minnal Murali. The big-budget project, bankrolled by Sophia Paul of Weekend Blockbusters, went on floors today.
The multilingual film, scripted by Arun Anirudhan and Justin Mathew, marks Basil's third film after Kunjiramayanam and Godha. Director Sameer Thahir is once again returning to the cinematographer's chair after Thamaasha. Tamil actor Guru Somasundaram (Petta, Aaranya Kaandam) will be essaying a central character, presumably the principal antagonist. The release is being planned for Onam next year.
In a statement, Tovino said, "This one is special for me as we plan to release it in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi simultaneously next year. Incredible to be teaming up with dear Basil Joseph, Weekend Blockbusters, Sameer Thahir, and the stellar team behind Minnal Murali. Taking a moment to express my gratitude and seeking all support, encouragement, and prayers as you all always have been giving me. Really looking forward to this one. Onam 2020 it is."
Basil Joseph said, "Compared to my earlier films, this will be a much bigger project. I'm preparing for a big battle that will last so many days."
Hollywood stuntman Vlad Rimburg will be supervising the action choreography, while Manu Jagadh is handling the production design.
Tovino's superhero costume has been designed by Deepali Noor, who has previously worked in Shankar's I, AR Murugadoss' Kaththi, and Anjali Menon's Bangalore Days. Shaan Rahman is working on the music.