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Moothon
2D

Moothon

08 Nov, 2019
2 hrs 05 mins
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7,458 votes
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The search for Akbar brings his younger sibling Mulla from Lakshadweep island to the decadent underbelly of Mumbai.
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Verdict: A torchbearer for Malayalam cinema. Written and directed by Geetu Mohandas, the much-awaited film Moothon was screened at MAMI this year as the opening film. For a Malayalam film to be able to snatch such a coveted spot is impressive. Was it a smart move to screen it at MAMI before being widely released in the country? Yes, absolutely. Any Nivin Pauly fan would go watch their actors ne... ...Read full review
Moothon is what happens when a powerful story meets a competent director who ropes in some of the best artists and technicians, knowing exactly what to get from them, and how. Moothon is a brave film. And it is this gritty courage that brings about nothing less than the best in an artist. If you were a Nivin Pauly fan, watch Moothon for Nivin Pauly 2.0. But if it is the very craft of film-making that you enjoy, then watch it for the powerful story of self discovery. ...Read full review
The movie deals with various taboos and subjects that might make you uncomfortable but Geetu portrays everything with the utmost ease. From the gender confusion to sexual orientation, Moothon gets everything on point. In fact, the one thing I loved the most was the (mild spoilers here) depiction of a romance between Akbar and his love interest. The chemistry they share is one of the best I have seen on screen in recent times. And the way Geetu has shot it with perfect lighting and backdrop amps it up by manifolds. ...Read full review
Leave aside all your assumptions and let a film surprise you. Just like how the final shot of Mullas smiling face will haunt you, so will Moothon stand as a disturbing and profound movie from Geetu and Nivin. ...Read full review
This familiarity may not work for that seasoned film buff who has seen many similarly gritty (or grittier) films from the rest of the world, but at the same time, it`s a welcome change in a time when Malayalam cinema has been overdosing on a lot of feel-good films. ...Read full review