Nivin Pauly On His Malayalam Masterpiece Mothoon Streaming On OTT, 'We Will All Go Back To Theatres Once COVID-19 Situation Improves' - EXCLUSIVE

Nivin Pauly’s 2019 masterpiece Mothoon where he played a gay gangster is now available on Zee5. Nivin has mixed feelings about OTT.

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Nivin Pauly On His Malayalam Masterpiece Mothoon Streaming On OTT, 'We Will All Go Back To Theatres Once COVID-19 Situation Improves' - EXCLUSIVE
The very brilliant Malayalam actor Nivin Pauly’s 2019  masterpiece Mothoon where he  played a gay gangster is  available on Zee5. Nivin has  mixed feelings about the OTT medium.  “The beauty of cinema is to watch a movie in a theatre itself to enjoy the real feel of it and as actors that’s what we all dream of, to see it all on the big screen.”

But having said that, Nivin  cannot ignore the current Covid  situation . “With the current conditions things are getting difficult for producers and for some of them digital is the way forward. But honestly I still believe we all will go back to theatres to watch movies when the Covid-19 situation improves.”

Mothoon  enjoyed  the challenge of playing a  gay character in Mothoon. “It was a  risk.But  a risk well worth  taking.As  an actor I’m hungry for  new experiences. It took me  no time at all to say yes to my character Akbar in Moothon. To me  it didn’t matter whether the character is straight or gay, white  or  grey…Akbar was a challenge  any  actor would love to take  up.”

Nivin  was  not bothered about his image. “I didn’t think about anything  except the  challenge of  playing the character. I was sure my fans would go with my  convictions. I surrendered completely to my director Geetu Mohandas’ vision.”

It took this method actor some time to get out of  character. “Getting  into  the dark violent  traumatized character  was  easier than getting  out of it. I  took a  break after  the film to spend time with my newly-born daughter. Being  around  her helped me  retain  my sanity.For months  I was just  home playing with  my child, feeling normal.”

Mothoon has emboldened  Nivin as  an actor. “It has prompted me  to  explore the  complexities  of the human character. There is  love and violence, compassion and rage  within  all of us. What comes out depends on what we tap. This is the spirit my character in  Moothon  represents.”

 Image source: Instagram/nivinpaulyactor
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