Tovino Thomas reacts to the groom dressed as Minnal Murali

Written By: Subhash K Jha
New Delhi Updated: Jan 27, 2022, 07:56 PM(IST)

File image of Tovino Thomas Photograph:( Twitter )

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A bridegroom in Kerala turned up at his wedding dressed up as the super-hero 'Minnal Murali', the Malayalam global blockbuster on Netflix.

A bridegroom in Kerala turned up at his wedding dressed up as the super-hero 'Minnal Murali', the Malayalam global blockbuster on Netflix.

The photo has gone viral with netizens asking Tovino to react.

Says Tovino, “That’s very sweet. It feels wonderful to know that our movie has become a part of the popular culture in  Kerala, my home state. Yeah, it feels great”

When I remind Tovino that the film has garnered a cult following, India’s newest superstar corrects me, “It actually began much before  Minnal Murali started streaming. Our teaser trailer was released in August 2020. The film started streaming in December 2021. From the time the teaser was released, people got very interested. They put out all sorts of art and memes. There was a huge curiosity for the film. They were a lot of conversations on the film before it was released. So I’d say 'Minnal Murali' was already a part of popular culture before it started streaming.”

Tovino admits this is a new experience for him. “It’s very interesting. This kind of attention and adulation has not happened to any of my earlier films. It’s all very new to me. I’d like to wish the  bride and  the  groom a very happy and prosperous  married life.”

Considering the unprecedented popularity of 'Miral Minnale' would the sequel happen sooner rather than later?

“We are working on it. No, my director Basil Joseph and I  are not daunted by the task of doing a film to match the first part. If we think like that we’d never be able to make an interesting film. 'Minnal Murali' was done in the spirit of fun and adventure. The sequel too will be done in the same spirit. No stress,” reveals  Tovino.

Tovino says there is a  lot of exchange of ideas on the subject between him and director  Basil Joseph. “The advantage of  Basil being my best friend is that I can speak my mind without the fear of being accused of interference. Basil listens to my suggestions, considers them and  then rejects  or  incorporates them.”

Will Minnal Murali fly this time?

"Definitely not,"  says Tovino. "If Minnal Murali were to fly he would become a replica of any Marvel or DC superhero."

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