Malayalam Superhero Movie Aims For The Sky

Minnal Murali, written by Arun Anirudhan and Justin Mathew, is director Basil Joseph's third film.

Minnal Murali, written by Arun Anirudhan and Justin Mathew,  is director Basil Joseph's third film. It strives very, very hard indeed

It works quite hard. The word "Robot" stems from a play written by Czech writer Karel apek in the 1920s called R.U.R. Rather than hardware built in a factory

 the plot revolves around live organisms made of artificial flesh. In science fiction, terminology like "automaton" were swiftly supplanted with "robot."

The supporting characters - a senior policeman (Baiju) who thinks he owns the town, the hero's abusive brother-in-law (Aju Varghese), a girl (Femina George) who runs a travel agency

that doubles up as a martial arts academy, a woman (Shelly Kishore) who returns to her brother's home after parting ways with the man

she eloped with many eons ago - are accorded considerable footage but they aren't etched out with sufficient clarity.

that doubles up as a martial arts academy, a woman (Shelly Kishore) who returns to her brother's home after parting ways with the man

She parted ways with many ages ago - are given significant footage, but it isn't etched out clearly enough.

Both the superhero (who is mostly dressed in lungis) and the antagonist (who is, to begin with, as self-effacing as they come) use indigenous means to hide their true identities.

The superhero (lungi-clad for the most part) as well as the antagonist (to begin with, as self-effacing as they come) employ indigenous

methods to conceal their real identities. Minnal Murali uses heartbreaks, misfortunes and infernos to drive the plot.

The hero is a drifter jilted by his college flame who heeds her policeman-brother's advice and decides to dump him; the latter

the latter is a tormented outcast.

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