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#5 Reasons Why Malayalam Movie Moothon Is A Must Watch For You

Tom Francis

July 26, 2020

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Directed by Geetu Mohandas, Moothon is the perfect dose of entertainment for you this weekend! Don’t miss it!

Geethu Mohandas’ Malayalam directorial debut, Moothon is considered as one of the most rated films of 2019. With an impressive cast and a gripping story, the film is also a recipient of many awards and recognitions. It tells the story of an orphaned young boy named Mulla who goes on to search for his older brother Akbar. The movie explores themes of love, gender identity and retribution. Here are #5 reasons why we think you need to watch Moothon on ZEE5 right now!

Missed out on the Malayalam movie Moothon starring Nivin Pauly? Watch it here:

#1 Geetu Mohandas’ Directorial Debut

A still from Moothon
A still from Moothon (Source: ZEE5)

Geetu Mohandas is one of the best female directors in India known for her socially relevant films. Starting her career as an actress, Geetu became an award-winning filmmaker with her socio-political film Liar’s Dice in 2013. Her films have won several National Awards and have also been recognised at international platforms like Sundance Film Festival and 87th Academy awards. Moothon is her first venture in Malayalam cinema, for which she won the Sundance Film Festival’s Global Film Maker award.

#2 Gripping Storyline

Nivin Pauly from Moothon
Nivin Pauly from Moothon (Source: ZEE5)

Moothon features a strong storyline that is surely going to engage the film lover in you. It tells the story of Mulla, an orphan from Lakshadweep, who goes on a search for his long-lost brother Akbar. As he reaches Mumbai, he learns that his brother has become a gang lord on the streets of Kamathipura. Mulla’s search for acceptance and love is met by Akbar’s rage for retribution regarding some events from his past. The story gets better with each passing frame and hooks you completely to your seats.

#3 Nivin Pauly’s New Avatar

Nivin Pauly from Moothon (Source;ZEE5)
Nivin Pauly from Moothon (Source; ZEE5)

Moothon is a must-watch for all Malayali film lovers as Nivin Pauly portrays an entirely new avatar. He essays the role of Akbar, the dreaded gangster from Kamathipura. Nivin’s transformation is surely going to surprise you as he resembles nothing like his earlier characters from his movies. The perfect embodiment of Akbar by Nivin Pauly compliments the film’s storyline, making it worth a watch.

#4 Stellar Casting

Roshan Mathew in Moothon (
Roshan Mathew in Moothon (Source: ZEE5)

Moothon also features some of the industry’s best actors in lead roles. Geetu Mohandas has aptly picked Roshan Mathew to play the role of a mute character, who easily conveys a million tales through his eyes and facial expressions. The movie also features, Dileesh Pothan, Shashank Arora, Sobhita Dhulipala and Sanjana Arora in essential roles.

#5 Technical Brilliance

Rajeev Ravi's amazing shots in Moothon (source:ZEE5)
Cinematographer Rajeev Ravi captures all frames in Moothon beautifully (Source: ZEE5)

Moothon is complemented by the beautiful frames set by Rajeev Ravi, which depicts the ambience of the plot. Mumbai is portrayed with all its might and bustle through Rajeev Ravi’s cinematography, makes us love each and every frame. Sagar Desai’s background score comes as a bonus while Anurag Kashyap’s screenplay keeps you engaged throughout. Geetu Mohandas has selected some of the best technicians in the industry for this visual masterpiece.

Do let us know your thoughts about the movie in the comments section below!

For more entertainment and drama, watch Malayalam serial Sathya Enna Penkutty streaming now on ZEE5.

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