Nivin Pauly, the young crowd puller of Malayalam cinema has delivered the finest performance in his career so far in Moothon. The actor impressed both the industry members and audiences with his portrayal of a gay man in the movie. Recently, popular Bollywood director Imtiaz Ali lauded Nivin Pauly for his performance in Moothon.
Imtiaz Ali opened up about the actor's performance in the Geetu Mohandas directorial during a live chat with his followers recently. 'Some of the new actors are very sensitive. I saw him in Moothon; what a heartbreaking film. Nivin is so effective as an actor. He is not trying to impress. What a role for a hero to do... he is really charming, lovely', said the Love Aaj Kal director.
The talented filmmaker also revealed that he has watched a few Malayalam films in the recent past. Imtiaz Ali, who feels that Malayalam films are unique and pathbreaking, stated that there is something very unique about the acting and experimenting in Malayalam cinema.
Moothon, which marked the Malayalam directorial debut of the popular actress-filmmaker Geetu Mohandas, is one of the most appreciated films of 2019. Nivin Pauly, who is well-known for his portrayal of the 'boy next door' characters, went for a total image makeover with the movie, which revolved around the journey of his character from Akbar to Bhai.
The movie, which featured an extensive star cast including Roshan Mathew, Shashank Arora, Dileesh Pothan, Sanjana Dipu, Melissa Raju Thomas, and so on in the supporting roles, is jointly scripted by Geetu Mohandas and renowned Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.
Rajeev Ravi, the National award-winning cinematographer handled the visualisation of the movie. Sagar Desai composed the music. B Ajith Kumar handled the editing. Moothon is jointly produced by the banners Mini Studio and JAR Pictures.