The teaser of the much awaited Geethu Mohandas directoral starring Nivin Pauly 'Moothon' is out. Going by the trailer, in which he sports a rugged and unconventional look, Nivin seems to be ready to break his image and go beyond the comfort zone to do justice to the character.
The movie, shot mainly in Lakshadweep has Nivin speaking the native language 'Jeseri', a special dialect of Malayalam. The plot revolves around a 14-year-old's search for his 'Moothon' (meaning elder brother).
Moothon is actor-turned-director Geetu Mohandas's first full-fledged project in Malayalam. It is also her first venture after Liar's Dice, the Hindi road movie which earned acclaim at various international film festivals, besides winning two national awards.
One of the highlights of Moothon is that the movie will mark the Mollywood debut of Anurag Kashyap, who is known in Bollywood for his edgy and realistic films. Anurag will pen down the dialogues for the Hindi versions, along with dialogues for Hindi speaking scenes mostly shot at Mumbai.
The camera will be wielded by Rajeev Ravi. 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and 'Bombay velvet' fame Kunar Sharma handles the sound design and B Ajithkumar is the editor.
The cast of 'Moothon' includes Shashank Arora , Sobhita Dhulipala, Roshan Mathew, Dileesh Pothen, Harish Khanna, Sujith Shankar, Melissa Raju Thomas, Balagopalan, Wasiq Khan, Sneha Khanwalkar, Govind Menon, Riyas Komu and Sunil Roderigues. It will be produced by Eros International along with Anand L Rai and Alan McAlex.
'Moothon' was one of the seven Indian projects and the only Malayalam movie to be selected for the 2015 Drishyam-Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab, held in Goa.
Recognition at the Lab, which supports emerging filmmakers in India, is said to be the first step towards becoming the country's official entry to the Academy awards nomination for the 'Best Foreign Language Film'.