Moothon, the directorial venture of actress-turned-filmmaker Geetu Mohandas is one of the most anticipated movies in Malayalam. Thanks to the unbelievable make-over of Nivin Pauly as seen in the first-look poster of the film, the movie is touted to be the career best of the young star.
Now, the latest update on the movie is that the makers have brought three Bollywood actors on to the board to play significant roles in Moothon.
Sobhita Dhulipala, who was the heroine in Anurag Kashyap's movie Raman Raghav 2.0, actor Shashank Arora, who was seen in the movies Titli and Brahman Raman, and Gangs of Wasseypur actor Harish Khanna will be seen in Moothon, and we are yet to know if they will share the screenspace together.
Moothon narrates the story of a young boy, Mulla, who searches for his older brother Akbar, and he comes across all the other characters during his journey. And the filmmaker has said that the young boy, who plays as Mulla will be a pleasant surprise for the audience. The movie also stars Alencier Ley Lopez, Soubin Shahir, Sujith Shankar, and debutant Melissa Thomas in pivotal roles.
"Nivin's character doesn't have a name per se. He plays one of those interesting characters that you come across in the downtrodden, decadent parts of Mumbai, such as the red light district of Kamathipura, where we shot extensively," the director comments on Nivin's role as per TOI report.
Other than directing the movie, Geetu penned the script, too, while Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has written the Hindi dialogues. National Award winning cinematographer Rajeev Ravi cranks the camera for the movie, which is expected to hit the screens only in 2018. The team of Moothon has wrapped up the Mumbai leg, and the next schedule will start in September or October in Lakshadweep.