Shoot for Nivin Pauly’s Moothon resumes in Lakshwadeep
Its been a while since we heard about Moothon, the Nivin Pauly starrer directed by actress-turned-filmmaker Geetu Mohandas. The movie went on floors in May last year. The team had brief schedule in Mumbai then, after which Nivin got himself busy with his other projects. After a long break, Moothon’s shoot has finally been resumed. The team is currently shooting in Lakshwadeep, one of the movie’s major locations.
Moothon is 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. The story of Moothon penned by Geetu Mohandas had won the global filmmaking award in Sundance film festival 2016.
Nivin Pauly’s character in the movie is said to be one of his most challenging roles till date. He is sporting a different look for the movie with a closely cropped hair. In the first look poster, Nivin can be seen in a rough avatar with a shaven head and a pierced nose. Dileesh Pothan and the two boys from Parava – Govind V Pai and Amal Shah are also part of this ongoing schedule.
Moothon, which marks the directorial debut of Geetu Mohandas in Malayalam, has some of the country’s leading technicians associated with it. Geetu’s husband and renowned cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Rajeev Ravi is cranking the camera. Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is making his entry to Mollywood by collaborating with Geetu Mohandas in writing the Hindi dialogues. Thaikkudam Bridge fame Govind Menon is handling the music department.
Moothon is funded jointly by Bollywood filmmaker Anand L Rai’s production house Colour Yellow Productions and Jar Pictures. Eros International will be presenting the movie.