Moothon review: A brilliant film not to be missed
Moothon review: A brilliant film not to be missed!
Critic's Rating: 4/5
Saturday 9 November 2019
Nivin Pauly, Roshan Mathew, Sobhita Dhulipala
Director Geetu Mohandas’ Moothon is the story of a young boy Mulla (Sanjana Dipu) who comes to Mumbai from Lakshadweep, to find his missing elder brother.
Though it can be roughly described so in a line, the storyline has many layers with characters who have different shades to them. The story which begins in the picturesque Lakshadweep, shifts to the dark streets of Mumbai. The mysteries involving the characters are unveiled at different points and the viewer is left to connect the links, which is quite a smart narrative style.
Not every aspect of the tale gets an explanation here and you are left with some unanswered questions. Even amidst all these, Geetu makes some powerful statements about emotions, love, sexuality guilt and greed.
The craving to find the elder brother prompts Mulla to take a risky trip to Mumbai. On reaching there, things doesn’t quite happen the way he had expected. The only shade of kindness that is received is from a sex worker named Rosy (Sobhita Dhulipala) in the infamous Kamathipura street.
It is only after a while that Akbar aka Bhai (Nivin Pauly) appears before Mulla, in dark shades and a disturbingly unkempt look. Bhai is cruel to him, and Mulla is just an object for him to earn some fast bucks.
But it all changes with some revelations and that takes the viewer to perhaps the best portion of the film, involving a young Akbar and a mute Aamir (Roshan Mathew). It’s sad that we can’t reveal more about this part as it would take away the fun that is there on screen.
With top notch cinematography by Rajeev Ravi and terrific music by Sneha Khanwalkar and Govind Vasantha, this movie is a visual treat on screen.
In a role that not many top heroes would attempt, Nivin Pauly unleashes a sterling show on screen. He look disturbingly rough in the initial portions and in a stunning avatar in the latter half. Watch out for an amazing show from Roshan Mathew, who is just brilliant.
Sanjana Dipu, Sobhita Dhulipala, Shashank Arora, Sujith Sanker and Dileesh Pothen also are in good form.
Moothon treads on an unconventional terrain for Malayalam and opens a fascinating world for the viewer. Don’t miss this one!
Moothon review: Excellent
Critic’s Rating: 4/5