Nivin Pauly starrer Moothon directed by actor-turned-director Geethu Mohandas has been chosen to be screened as the opening film at this year’s 21st edition of Jio MAMI festival which will be held from October 17-24 in Mumbai.
This is probably the first time a Malayalam film is opening at the MAMI. The film will be screened at the 21st opening ceremony of the festival, which will commence on October 17.
.@geetumohandas’s gritty & poignant #Moothon will open our 21st edition. Thank you #anuragkashyap @geetumohandas for sharing your film with us. @NivinOfficial @sobhitaD #roshanmathew @ShashankSArora @JarPictures #goodbadfilms #MiniStudio #OpeningFilm #JioMAMIwithStar2019 pic.twitter.com/aYZBU6vVJX— JioMAMIwithStar (@MumbaiFilmFest) August 12, 2019
Reports are that Nivin Pauly will be playing a doctor in this flick. Besides Nivin Pauly, it stars Unni Mukundan in an important role as well. The film has three Bollywood actors – Shashank Arora, Shobitha Dhulipala and Harish Khanna – in important roles. It also has Sujith Shankar, Soubin Shahir and Alencier Ley in the star cast.
To be released in Malayalam and Hindi, noted filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is penning the script for the Hindi version. The National Award-winning cinematographer and Geetu Mohandas’ husband Rajeev Ravi is cranking the camera for Moothon.
Handling the editing department of Moothon is Ajithkumar while Govind Vasantha is in charge of the music. The movie is bankrolled jointly by Bollywood filmmaker Anand L Rai’s production house Colour Yellow Productions and Jar Pictures. Eros International will be presenting the movie.
Nivin is currently busy with Love Action Drama which is in the post-production stage. Directed by Dhyan Sreenivasan, the film has Sreenivasan, Urvasi, Aju Varghese, Dhanya Balakrishnan, and director Antony Joseph, playing pivotal roles in it.
Dhyan has roped in a strong technical team for Love Action Drama. Shan Rahman is the music composer for this flick while the lyrics have been penned by Dhyan’s brother Vineeth Sreenivasan. Jomon T John is cranking the camera and the editing is done by Vivek Harshan with Art Direction being taken care of by Ajay Mangadu.
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