Melissa Raju Thomas excited for her debut film Moothon with Nivin Pauly

Melissa Raju Thomas

Mumbai, 09 September
(ITAI DOSHIN MEDIA) Co-Written and Co- Produced by Anurag Kashkya-,
directed by Geetu Mohandas, Moothon will be screened at the 2019 Toronto
International Film Festival aka TIFF

After her acting debut
in the critically acclaimed short film ‘Faded’, which is also written by her
and directed by Hina D’Souza, actress Melissa Raju Thomas is now making
her feature film debut in Bollywood with a bilingual film Moothon. The film is
a crime drama written and directed by Geetu Mohandas, and jointly produced by
Anurag Kashyap, Ajay G. Rai and Alan McAlex. The hindi dialogues have been
penned by ace director, Anurag Kashyap.

Moothon is one of the
four films from India that has been selected as a standout outlier at this
year’s Toronto Interntaional Film Festival (TIFF)

Talking about the
film, Melissa said,

“Moothon is my
feature film debut and I am super excited that it is selected at one of the
best film festivals globally. I am so grateful to Geetu for offering me this
role and I consider myself fortunate to be able to share screenspace with such
talented performers like Nivin and Shobita. Anurag Kashyap’s involvement in the
film takes it to another level. Its a very fresh plot, hardly explored on
Indian screens”

Mohandas’ Moothon is
a bilingual film about a 14-year-old boy, Mulla, who comes from Lakshwadeep to
Mumbai in search of his elder brother, Akbar.

Alternating between
scenes of bracing violence and heartbreaking tenderness, the film has been shot
in Mumbai’s red light district of Kamathipura and Lakshadweep. The film stars
Nivin Pauly, Sobhita Dhulipala, Shashank Arora, Roshan Mathew and Melissa Raju
Thomas as the central characters.

Based out of Kochi,
the Malayali beauty is now plans to shift base to the city of dreams- Mumbai
and is currently gearing up to walk the red carpet at Toronto International
Film Festival where Moothon is an official selection and slated to screen,
early next week. 

The actress has also bagged a few plum projects in Bollywood which are at various stages of production.