Mohanlal was spotted in a new avatar in Kochi, and fans can't get enough
A few days ago, actor Mohanlal had unveiled his character Manickan in the much-awaited Malayalam film Odiyan.
The actor’s new look as Manickan had broken the internet.
And if anyone doubted whether the new look was photoshopped, then those doubts can be obliterated now.
Mohanlal looked fit in a blue t-shirt and dark shades and this new look is totally winning the internet on Saturday.
The star was photographed as he inaugurated the ‘MyG’ mobile showroom in Kochi’s Edapally.
Mohanlal has reportedly shed at least 15 kg to pull off the ‘Manickan’ look in Odiyan. This was one of the first times that the star has stepped out in his new avatar.
And obviously, the fans can’t seem to get enough.
The photograph he shared on Facebook has already got thousands of shares.
One fan wrote: “I never knew that Pranav has a younger brother too. This year's youth icon award is confirmed. Height of Awesomeness!!!
Another fan observed: “Inspirational and the good thing is that mohanlal himself aspires for this look and he enjoys the transformation. So obviously the energy can be visible on the screen. For humans looks give some extraordinary courage and spirit to perform. That too for a natural and spontaneous performer like him, we can really expect some wonders. No words, you make us curious sir.”
Many fans lauded the star’s dedication in creating the new look. One said, “This transformation shows hard-work and dedication is matter whether it’s Hollywood or Indian cinema. Can’t wait to see this magic in cinema.”
On Wednesday, the actor had shared a teaser that gave us a peek into the life of Manickan's younger self. Sharing the teaser on social media, Mohanlal wrote:
"Odiyan Teaser. Unveiling the transition of #Odiyan Manickan. Presenting to you the young and vibrant Manickan in me who travelled back in time."
The film’s poster had already showed a younger and muscular Mohanlal dressed in a sleeveless shirt as Manickan, the new teaser gives us more than a glimpse of who he is.
Dressed in a mundu and a sleeveless shirt, this time Manickan is seen wearing a white shawl over his shoulders, with betel leaves in hand. Pulling off a clean shaven look, Manickan wears a neck chain with a giant pendant.
"Gratitude to time, for being able to defeat so many years. For bringing me back to Thenkurissi, to a time that was much eventful in my life. Odiyan Manickan is ready. The game will now begin," Manickan says, munching on the betel leaves.
"Shall we start then?" he adds.
Odiyan is expected to hit the theatres in 2018 and ever since the shoot began, the makers of the film have been releasing promotional videos to keep the audience posted about the journey.
According to the film's director Shrikumar Menon, Odiyan is an athlete, who can see and crawl in the dark, no matter how rough the surface is. In the film, Mohanlal will be seen portraying several stages of Manickan's life, spanning across decades.
The story is set from 1950 to 2000 and all efforts are being taken to ensure the era is captured well on camera. Peter Hein, the popular Hollywood stunt master, is choreographing the stunt sequences for the film. It may be mentioned here that Peter Hein had worked with Mohanlal in Pulimurugan, which went on to become a huge hit, and they share a good rapport.
Odiyan will be dealing with the age-old black magic known as Odividya, revealed the film’s director.