In ARK Saravan's Veeran, HipHop Tamizha Adhi plays a sluggish young man who has lightning powers. When his village is troubled by corporate giants, the superhero in him comes to the rescue. Basil Joseph's Minnal Murali (2022), starring Tovino Thomas and Guru Somasundaram, dealt with a similar concept where the superhero gets lightning powers after an accident.
Minnal Murali was celebrated for giving Malayalam cinema its own superhero and Veeran is known as Tamil cinema's first legit superhero film. The obvious similarities led many fans to compare the two films.
While HipHop Adhi has asserted that Veeran is a different film in his interviews, the makers have come up with a unique promotional strategy to put an end to the speculations. The fun video sees Minnal Murali director Basil Joseph talking to ARK Saravan, editor Prasanna GK and HipHop Adhi.
Speaking to them over a video call, Basil Joseph, who praised the Veeran trailer, went on to clarify, "Saravan and I have discussed the story of Veeran. There is no relation between Minnal Murali and Veeran. So, do not compare both films and get confused."
Veeran, which co-stars Vinay Rai, Kaali Venkat and Munishkanth, is slated to hit the screens on June 2.