Die Suche nach Akbar bringt seinen jüngeren Bruder Mulla von der Insel Lakshadweep in den dekadenten Untergrund von Mumbai.
Tired of his mundane existence in the Lakshwadeep islands, fourteen-year-old Mulla sets out in search of his enigmatic long-lost elder brother Akbar who was known to heal people through his magical Kuthuratheeb performances. Mulla’ s relentless search urges him to take a boat and cross turbulent waters to get to Mumbai. An unsparing yet inspiring vision of the down trodden decadent city through the story of two small town siblings, each with their own reason for escaping to the big city, in this urgent drama pondering gender, sexuality, violence, tolerance and transformation.
Malayalam film star Nivin Pauly plays the extremely dark character Akbar/Bhai. “Moothon” , Geetu Mohandas’ (“Liars Dice”) third feature film, is produced by Anurag Kashyap.
• Director and script: Geetu Mohandas • India 2019 • 110 Min • Malayalam, Hindi with English subtitles • Cast: Nivin Pauly, Shashank Arora, Sanjana Dipu, Sobhita Dhulipala