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The Elder One (2019)

Moothon (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 8 November 2019 (India)
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A transgender child from Lakshadweep sets off to Mumbai in pursuit of Akbar, an elder brother who left the island due to his sexual orientation.

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Geethu Mohandas

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Anurag Kashyap (hindi dialogue), Geethu Mohandas | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Nivin Pauly ... Akbar / Bhai
Shashank Arora ... Salim
Sanjana Dipu Sanjana Dipu ... Mulla
Sobhita Dhulipala ... Rosy
Roshan Mathew ... Ameer
Dileesh Pothan ... Moosa
Harish Khanna ... Karim
Melissa Raju Thomas ... Aamina
Sujith Sankar ... Latheef
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Shohaibkhan Hanifrawther Shohaibkhan Hanifrawther ... Informer
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The Elder One concerns itself with an arduous quest to find a missing relative. But this tale of two siblings, who each leave home for their own reasons, expands the scope of Mohandas' already-generous sense of the diversity of the Indian experience. Stealing a small and hardly seaworthy fishing boat, 14-year-old Mulla flees the sleepy, idyllic island of Lakshadweep for the crowded bustle of Mumbai. Akbar, Mulla's elder brother, left for the city some years before, and Mulla - with only a phone number to rely on - is convinced the two can reunite there. But upon arrival, Mulla immediately falls in with a gang of criminal orphans, receiving a crash course in survival skills for Mumbai's criminal underground. In the midst of Mulla's story, Mohandas takes us back to the days leading up to Akbar's departure from Lakshadweep, when he met mute Ameer sent to the island for an unwanted arranged marriage. Their gay affection will alter the course of both of their lives. Alternating between ... Written by Toronto International Film Festival

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The movie's script was one of the five scripts chosen by Sundance Lab from applications received from all over the world. Earlier, it was titled as Inshallah. It also received the Global Filmmaking award at the Sundance Film Festival, the only one from Asia to recieve the award. See more »

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NIVIN's Super best carrer performance
25 September 2019 | by donmanuvjSee all my reviews

No one can imagine why should nivin would do like this role.... Geethu mohandas where correct... everyone will have a discouragement to do this film... Nivin has incresed his weight for this film... for the completeness of the character... But only a few people know about this film... Moothon is not a commercial movie... When it hits theatres on november 8 in kerala then, we can know the response of the people... But if you are a movie lover then, you will definitely watch and love this... people toranto film festival including me exitited with nivin's performance as akbar bhai.... it will be a turning point in his life


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8 November 2019 (India) See more »

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