Bollywood actors Shashank Arora, Harish Khanna and Sobhita Dhulipala join Nivin Pauly’s Moothon
Geetu Mohandas’ debut directorial in Malayalam has huge expectations among the audience. The movie, starring Nivin Pauly in the lead has some big names from the North, associated with it in the technical side. The director has now roped in some Bollywood actors to act alongside Nivin in Moothon.
Shashank Arora, Sobitha Dhulipala and Harish Khanna will be playing pivotal characters in the movie. Shashank has played the lead in widely acclaimed films such as Titli and Brahman Raman, while Harish Khanna was part of movies like Kaminey and Gangs of Wasseypur.
Sobitha Dhulipala was the female lead in Anurag Kashyap’s psychological thriller Raman Raghav 2.0. Maheshinte Prathikaram fame Sujith Shankar, Alencier Ley Lopez, Soubin Shahir and newcomer Melissa Thomas are also playing supporting roles in Moothon.
Geetu Mohandas’ story of Moothon had had won the global filmmaking award in Sundance film festival last year. It’s about a young boy Mulla in search of his older brother Akbar and all the other characters come incidental to the story telling. Moothon is a Lakshadweep slang for elder brother.
Nivin Pauly’s character has no such name in the movie. According to the director, he is playing one of those interesting characters that we come across in the downtrodden areas of Mumbai, such as the red light district of Kamathipura, where the team shot recently. Geetu is mighty impressed by Nivin’s performance. She feels that the extensive workshop that they had prior to the shoot had helped him a lot. He has many Hindi dialogues in the movie, and it was no big challenge as the team had a coach to help him out.
Geetu Mohandas’ husband and cinematographer/ filmmaker Rajeev Ravi is cranking the camera. Acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is collaborating with Geetu Mohandas in writing the Hindi dialogues. Govind Menon is handing the music department for this movie.
Eros International and Bollywood filmmaker Anand L Rai’s new production house Colour Yellow Productions will present the movie under the banner Jar Pictures. The team wrapped up the Mumbai schedule a few weeks ago, and will begin the second schedule in Lakshadweep in September or October.