Jallikattu, Moothon to premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

Stills from Jallikattu (L) and Moothon

Director Lijo Jose Pellissery's Jallikattu and Geethu Mohandas' Moothon have been in news since quite a long time. While movie buffs were awaiting the release of two of most hyped movies, here's yet another update that would make Malayalam cinema industry proud.

Jallikattu and Moothon will be premiered at the film festival in Toronto which will be held from 5 September to 15 September.

While Jallikattu is based on S Hareesh's short story, Maoist, Moothon is written and directed by Geetu Mohandas and jointly produced by Anurag Kashyap.

Stars Angamaly Diaries' actor Antony Varghese and Chemban Vinod Jose, Jallikattu the synopsis of the film on the TIFF’s website reads: "A bold new voice in Malayalam cinema, Lijo Jose Pellissery presents a portrait of a remote village in his hometown where a buffalo escapes and causes a frenzy of ecstatic violence."

On the other hand, Moothon was displayed on the website saying, “Indian writer-director Geetu Mohandas presents an unsparing yet inspiring vision of Mumbai through the story of two small-town siblings, each with their own reason for escaping to the big city, in this urgent drama pondering gender, sexuality, violence, and tolerance,” which stars Nivin Pauly and Roshan Mathew.

Meanwhile, Moothon will also open the Mumbai International Film Festival (Jio MAMI) at its 21st edition. The festival is set to run from 17th-24th of October.

Apart from these, two other Indian films that will be premired at the festival includes Gitanjali Rao's debut directorial animated feature film Bombay Rose and Priyanka Chopra-Farhan Akhtar starrer The Sky is Pink.

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