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Tovino Thomas Birthday 2024: Must-watch films of the 'Minnal Murali' star

Updated on: 21 January,2024 11:56 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Tovino Thomas Birthday 2024: On the actor's birthday, here's looking at 10 must-watch films of the actor from his stellar Malayalam language filmography

Tovino Thomas Birthday 2024: Must-watch films of the 'Minnal Murali' star

Tovino Thomas

Tovino Thomas Birthday 2024: With a degree in Engineering, Tovino Thomas took a liking for science and acting at a very young age After securing degree, Tovino worked towards achieving his dream. The actor made his acting debut in 2012 with the Malayalam film 'Prabhuvinte Makkal'. Over the years the actor has proved his potential as a versatile actor, charmed his way through the hearts of the audience with his off-screen personality and actively sought to introduce Malayalam cinema to a wider audience outside the South Indian state.

From intense dramas to heartwarming comedies, Tovino has showcased his acting prowess in a variety of genres. On Tovino Thomas's birthday, here's looking at 10 must-watch films that truly highlight his talent and the range of characters he has portrayed.

Mayaanadhi (2017):

Directed by Aashiq Abu, 'Mayaanadhi' is a poignant love story that explores the complexities of relationships. Tovino Thomas delivers a standout performance as Maathan, a character torn between love and circumstances. The film is celebrated for its realistic portrayal of emotions and is a testament to Tovino's ability to immerse himself completely in his roles.

Ennu Ninte Moideen (2015):

Tovino plays a crucial supporting role in this romantic drama directed by R.S. Vimal. The film tells the true love story of Moideen and Kanchanamala, played by Prithviraj and Parvathy. Tovino's performance as Moideen's friend adds depth to the emotional narrative and contributes to the film's overall impact.

Guppy (2016):

Michael who makes his living by selling fish dreams of buying a wheelchair for his ailing mother. However, problems start brewing in his life when he gets into a fight with Thejus, an engineer.

Vaashi (2022):

Directed by Vishnu G Raghav, two self-made lawyers must learn to separate their personal opinions and professional lives when they find themselves on opposite sides of a court case

Lucifer (2019):

While 'Lucifer' primarily revolves around Mohanlal, Tovino Thomas makes a significant impact with his role as Jathin Ramdas. Directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran, this political thriller became a massive success and marked Tovino's presence in the industry as a bankable actor capable of holding his ground alongside seasoned performers.

Uyare (2019):

Directed by Manu Ashokan, 'Uyare' is a powerful film that addresses the issue of acid attacks. Tovino's portrayal of Govind, a supportive and empathetic character, adds depth to the narrative. This socially relevant film not only highlights Tovino's commitment to meaningful cinema but also raises awareness about a pressing societal concern. The film also stars Asif Ali and Parvathy. 

Minnal Murali (2021):

It won't be wrong to term Tovino as Malayalam cinema's first superhero Minnal Murali. After being struck by lightning, Tovino's character gets unimaginable power. However, he must take charge and save the townfolks when another man who received the same powers on the same night decides to use it to destroy the town. 

Forensic (2020)

Directed by Akhil Paul and Anas Khan, 'Forensic' is a crime thriller where Tovino Thomas plays a forensic officer. The film received praise for its gripping storyline and Tovino's convincing portrayal of the dedicated and sharp-witted character. The film showcases Tovino's ability to excel in the thriller genre.

Thallumala (2022): 

Tovino is never the one to shy away from experimental films. Directed by Khalid Rahman, the film revolves around Wazim, an ill-tempered young man, constantly finds himself involved in fights. The tables however turn when his adversaries set out to seek revenge on his wedding day. The non-linear storytelling with ace action sequences is the highlight of the film. 

2018 (2023): 

The film directed by Jude Anthany Joseph is a multi-starrer that narrates tales of human bravery displayed during the Kerala floods in 2018. Tovino played the role of a man who fled from the forces and puts his defense training to good use to save people during the floods. 

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