Moothon releases in theaters today. After receiving acclaim at the Toronto International Film Festival and MAMI 2019, the film will now open for the general audience. The Geetu Mohandas directorial stars Nivin Pauly, Shashank Arora, Sobhita Dhulipala and Roshan Mathew and has been co-produced by Anurag Kashyap.
Nivin Pauly earlier told indianexpress.com, “It was a great experience to be on the sets of Moothon. We shot in live locations. It was sync sound and there was no light setup. We shot using a small camera. There was no caravan. Geetu Mohandas (director) wanted her actors to become the characters that they were playing. Mobile phones were not allowed on the sets. We were not allowed to crack jokes on the sets. We had to be in our character all the time. It was a totally different experience.”
He added, “Geethu told me that Akbar was a very intense character. And I wanted to approach the character in a new way. I wanted to start from scratch. We had a workshop with Atul Mongia in Mumbai. Instead of acting as Akbar, he helped me to find the Akbar in me. It all started from there. And you have other strong actors in the cast who push you to do better.”
Director Geetu Mohandas spoke about the struggle of making Moothon and told indianexpress.com, “It’s hilarious because with Liar’s Dice, with the Oscar nomination, National Award one would think that my journey would be easy second time around, at least I thought that. I sincerely thought that but it’s funny because nobody wanted to produce Moothon because they thought I was such a minus for the market. It’s got this big star (Nivin Pauly) but the moment they heard my name they were like, ‘No, her movies are all international.'”