Malayalam star actor Nivin Pauly has won the Best Actor award for 'Moothon' film at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF). While Sanjana Dipu won Best Child Actor for her role in the movie, Moothon also won an award under the Best Film category.
'Moothon' features Nivin Pauly in the lead, with Sobhita Dhulipala, Roshan Mattew, Shashank Arora, Harish Khanna, and Omkaar in supporting roles. The film is set in the backdrop of human trafficking in Mumbai, directed by Geetu Mohandas.
NYIFF, which was held virtually from July 24 to August 2, screened feature and non-feature films in various Indian languages including Assamese, Bengali, Haryanvi, Hindi, English, Ladakhi, Maithili, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali and Tamil.