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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.

Director:

Geethu Mohandas

Writers:

Anurag Kashyap (hindi dialogue), Geethu Mohandas | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Omkaar Omkaar
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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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Malayalam | Hindi

Release Date:

8 November 2019 (India) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Lakshadweep, India See more »

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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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No frills, thriller
10 November 2019 | by shyammukundanSee all my reviews

" Moothon" ( the elder one) Malayalam movie.

Yet another, no frill, no nonsense, chrime thriller from Geethu Mohandas. Very bold presentation.

Mulla' from Lakshadweep, traveling to Mumbai in search of her elder brother, is the one line story. The events take us through the dark side of Kamathipura, their shady deals, the wenches and their lives. The camera work is superb, the script and screenplay are flawless.

8 on 10 for this very serious watch.

Nivin Pauly's performance shot him, into the senior league. Director has proved her mettle again, by giving us a tidy presentation. Hats off.


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