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Moothon to be Opening Film at Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati

Moothon has been selected as the opening film at the Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati, that will begin from October 15; director of the film Geetu Mohandas  announced on Monday.

The film festival will take place from October 15 to November 01.


Moothon was selected as the closing film at the Indo German Film Week in Berlin and bagged the Audience Choice Award. It also won actor Roshan Mathew the Best Supporting Actor award.


The film, which premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, stars Nivin Pauly, Roshan Mathew, Shashank Arora, Sobhita Dhulipala, Melissa Raju Thomas and Sanjana Dipu.

The film bagged the award for Best Film at the New York Indian Film Festival and was nominated across four categories. Nivin Pauly won the Best Actor award while Sanjana Dipu won the Best Child Artist award. The film also won the Best Film and Jury Prize at the South Asian Film Festival. It also received a good response at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Written and directed by Geetu and jointly produced by S Vinod Kumar, Anurag Kashyap, Ajay G Rai and Alan McAlex, the film is an action thriller crime drama that was shot in Lakshadweep Islands and Mumbai. It features a bilingual narrative in Hindi and Malayalam. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has penned the dialogues in Hindi.

After making her feature film directorial debut with Liar’s Dice alongside cinematographer and husband Rajeev Ravi, Geetu and her husband teamed up again for Moothon. 


Nivin Pauly was last seen in the film Love Action Drama alongside Nayanthara, while Roshan Mathew was last seen in Malayalam film C U Soon alongside Fahadh Faasil. Previously, he was seen Netflix original Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai, directed by Kashyap. Sobhita Dhulipala was last seen in the Amazon Prime drama series Made in Heaven (2019) and wrapped up shooting for Dulquer Salmaan‘s Malayalam film Kurup earlier this year.

Meanwhile; Qissa, starring late actor Irrfan Khan, will be screened at the Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati as a tribute to the acclaimed actor who died earlier this year.