Moothon is an upcoming Indian bilingual epic fantasy adventure film written and directed by Geetu Mohandas, starring Nivin Pauly in the lead role. It’s Geethu Mohandas’ first feature length project in Malayalam as a director. The camera is cranked by her husband and filmmaker Rajeev Ravi. Eros International and Bollywood director Aanand L Rai (Colour Yellow Productions) will be presenting it.
Anurag Kashyap will be penning dialogues for scenes in Hindi. The movie also has Shashank Arora, Sobitha Dhulipala, Sujith Shankar, Alencier Ley Lopez, Soubin Shahir and newcomer Melissa Thomas as part of the cast.
The film is about a teenager from Lakshadweep islands who goes on an adventure to find his elder brother. The actor will be seen in a totally different role in the movie, for which he has learned Hindi as well as Malayalam spoken by those in Lakshadweep. The story had won global filmmaking award in 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The film will have a few fantasy elements as well. For graphics, the team who have worked in Life of Pi have been roped in. The grandeur, technology and story will ensure that it would be a movie that Malayalis can be proud of.
Sources say that the team did begin to shoot their second schedule in Lakshadweep in the month of October and was completed by november last year. The film is now heading towards different stages. This film will be a very different attemt from Nivin Pauly and this makes his fans thrilled for the movie.