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Melissa Raju Thomas bags an interesting role in Bejoy Nambiar’s Taish

Actress Melissa Raju Thomas bagged an interesting role in Taish. Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, Melissa will share screen space with power house performers like Pulkit Samrat, Jim Sarbh and Harshvardhan Rane.

The svelte actor is making her debut with the much talked about Moothon- a bilingual feature film helmed by Geetu Mohandas (who’s earlier film Liar’s Dice was nominated at the Oscars) and Co- produced by Anurag Kashyap. In Moothon Melissa will be seen opposite Nivin Pauly, a name to reckon with in the Malayalam film industry.

Melissa has been receiving amazing feedback for her performance in Moothon after it was screened at MAMI and the Toronto Film Festival and is gearing up for her next outing, Taish.

Speaking about her projects, Melissa said, “It all still feels new and each day I feel I’m starting afresh. Moothon is due for its theatrical release. And I’m looking forward to working with Bejoy. He thinks out of the box and his style of storytelling is also very unique. I’m thrilled to be a part of his project.”

Moothon trailer puts Melissa Raju Thomas on the map

The much awaited trailer of the bi-lingual film (Malayalam & Hindi) Moothon is out and with that Melissa Raju Thomas marks her debut in the feature film category. Directed by Geethu Mohandas, Co-Written and Co- Produced by Anurag Kashkyap, Melissa will be seen alongside celebrated actor Nivin Pauly.

The film has seen its international premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2019 as one of the four films from India that has been selected as a standout outlier and is slated for its national premiere at the upcoming 20th edition of Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI).

Talking about the trailer release of Moothon, an excited Melissa said, “Now that the trailer is out, I’m feeling the jitters of release. Moothon has a stellar star cast and it is a dream debut for me. I can’t thank Geethu enough for considering me for such a unique role. I don’t think we have seen such a character on Indian screens and by that count it is really unique. It might sound a bit of a cliché as every actor feels attached to his or her character but once you watch the film you will know what I mean. The film has shaped up really well and I have my fingers crossed”.

Melissa’s acting career started with the critically acclaimed short film ‘Faded’, which is also written by her and directed by Hina D’Souza. Moothon is a crime drama and Melissa has an intriguing role.

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.

Melissa Raju Thomas at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

Melissa Raju Thomas with the team of Moothon attended the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival aka TIFF.  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 film stars Nivin Pauly, Sobhita Dhulipala, Shashank Arora, Roshan Mathew and Melissa Raju Thomas as the central characters.

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

Co-Written and Co- Produced by Anurag Kashyap, 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 International 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 screen space with such talented performers like Nivin and Shobita. Anurag Kashyap’s involvement in the film takes it to another level. It’s 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 actor has also bagged a few plum projects in Bollywood which are at various stages of production.