Priyanka Chopra announces world premiere of 'Minnal Murali'

The Malayalam film will be premiered at the Jio MAMI Mumbai festival on Dec 16

priyanka-chopra-minnal-murali-tovino-thomas-reuters-stilll [File]Priyanka Chopra; (right) Tovino Thomas in a still from Minnal Murali | Reuters

Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas, who is promoting his upcoming superhero movie Minnal Murali, gave his fans something new to cheer about. A recent video shared by him shows Priyanka Chopra announcing that the world premiere of the film would be on December 16. The movie will be shown at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival ahead of its scheduled Netflix release on December 24.

To announce the world premiere of the film, chairperson of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, along with the artistic director of Jio MAMI, Smriti Kiran, were joined by the team of Tovino Thomas and director Basil Joseph.

The virtual interaction was a spoiler-free chat, where the four of them discussed the movie, Malayalam film industry’s expanding boundaries and freedom that accompanies an OTT release, among other things. In the video, the Bollywood diva said that what she loved the most about the film was that “it was not an everyday superhero movie, but of a normal everyday hard working man”.

The caption for the official video says: “We have a special reason to make merry this holiday season. Thrilled to World Premiere Netflix's Minnal Murali, directed by Basil Joseph on 16th December, ahead of its release on Christmas Eve.”

Minnal Murali which is set in the 1990s, is a story of a tailor who gets superpowers after being struck by a bolt of lightning. He is on a mission to become the superhero his town needs.

Helmed by Basil Joseph the movie stars Tovino in a titular role whereas Femina, Guru Somasundaram, Aju Varghese and Harisree Asokan in supporting roles. Bankrolled by Sophia Paul, the superhero flick will reach audiences in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, English and Malayalam.