Nivin Pauly’s Moothon to be the opening film at Mumbai Film Festival
The long wait for Nivin Pauly’s ‘Moothon’ is finally coming to an end. It has been chosen to be screened as the opening film at this year’s Mumbai Film Festival. The 20th edition of Jio MAMI festival will be held from October 17-24. This is probably the first time a Malayalam film is opening at the MAMI. Directed by by actress-turned-filmmaker Geetu Mohandas, ‘Moothon’ tells the story of a man called Mullakoya from Lakshadweep. The movie is centred around his journey to find his brother. ‘Moothon’ is actually an island slang for elder brother.
Expectations are huge on ‘Moothon’ as some of the biggest names in Indian cinema are associated with it. Geetu Mohandas has penned the story while ace Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has joined her in writing the Hindi dialogues. Geetu’s husband Rajeev Ravi, also an acclaimed filmmaker, is the cinematographer and National award winner Ajithkumar is editing the movie.
‘Moothon’ also stars Bollywood actors Shashank Arora, Sobhita Dhulipaln. Rosshan Mathew, Dileesh Pothan, debutante Melissa Raju Thomas and many others are part of the supporting cast. Anurag Kashyap will be presenting the movie in association with JAR Pictures, Mini Studio and Good Bad Films.