Minnal Murali

Minnal Murali is an upcoming Indian Malayalam-language superhero action film directed by Basil Joseph starring Tovino Thomas, Aju Varghese, and Harisree Ashokan.[1][2][3] The film is produced by Sophia Paul, under the banner of Weekend Blockbusters.[4]

Minnal Murali
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Directed byBasil Joseph
Produced bySophia Paul
Written byArun
Justin Mathew
StarringTovino Thomas
Guru Somasundaram
Aju Varghese
Harisree Ashokan
Music byShaan Rahman
CinematographySameer Thahir


Vandalism of Church replicaEdit

It might be a joke, troll, publicity, or politics for some people. It was like a dream for us. Just before the lockdown the set was erected. We had been working to realize the film for two years. For many days the art director and team struggled under the hot sun to construct the set, for which the producer's hard-earned money was spent. It was built after having obtained all necessary permissions. The atrocity occurred at a time when everyone needs to stand together. I had never expected that this would happen in Kerala. I'm Shocked

The Director, Basil Joseph [6]

On 24 May 2020, a temporary church that had been built as part of the film's set near Kalady was vandalized by right-wing groups. The set was made at a cost of around ₹ 50 lakh. Several activists of Antharashtra Hindu Parishad (AHP) and Bajrang Dal took credit for destroying the Church-replica by posting on their social media pages about it.[7] AHP's general secretary, Hari Palode, said in a Facebook post that members of his outfit, along with members of Bajrang Dal, had demolished the temporary church set as it was placed opposite to a temple. Palode also congratulated the district president of Bajrang Dal, Ernakulam for taking part in the "service work" of razing the church.[3][8]

Six men, including the leader of Rashtriya Bajarang Dal, have been already arrested. All of the accused were levied with sections including seeking to create communal disharmony and robbery.[9][10] The prime accused in the case, who was previously arrested, was accused in 3 murder cases and many murder attempts.[11]

Many from the film industry in Malayalam had criticized the vandalism, and Kerala's chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, said that Kerala is no place for games of the communal forces.[12]


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  3. ^ a b Scroll Staff. "Kerala: Right-wing groups vandalise film set of church, CM says 'communal forces cannot thrive'". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
  4. ^ "Tovino-starrer's massive church set vandalised in Kerala for its location near temple". OnManorama. Retrieved 25 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Guru Somasundaram joins Tovino's Minnal Murali - Times of India". The Times of India.
  6. ^ Entertainment, Quint (May 26, 2020). "Right-Wing Outfits Vandalise Church Replica on Malayalam Film Set". TheQuint.
  7. ^ Sunder, Gautam (2020-05-25). "Tovino Thomas hits out at 'religious fanatics' for destroying the church set of his film 'Minnal Murali'". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  8. ^ "'Minnal Murali' film set vandalised by right-wing group, Kerala CM promises strong action". The Indian Express. 2020-05-26. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  9. ^ Staff, TNM (June 19, 2020). "One more accused arrested for vandalising Tovino's 'Minnal Murali' film set". The News Minute. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  10. ^ "Right-wing activists demolish Church replica on film set at Kalady". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2020-05-25. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-07-23.CS1 maint: others (link)
  11. ^ "Right-wing group leader who vandalised Malayalam film set is an accused in 3 murder cases". The news minute. May 26, 2020. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  12. ^ Staff, TNM (May 25, 2020). "Kerala is no place for communal forces to play games: CM Pinarayi on demolition of film set". www.thenewsminute.com. Retrieved 2020-07-23.

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