Mohanlal will soon be wrapping up his current assignments to move on to his ambitious project Odiyan. To be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Shrikumar Menon, the film will revolve around the character Odiyan Manikkan.
An athlete, Manikkan can not only run fast but can also jump high. His other talents include seeing in the dark and crawling, no matter how rough the surface is.
According to the filmâ€™s director, Mohanlal will be shedding close to 15 kgs to fit into the role. And what makes Odiyan even more interesting is that he will be portraying the character Odiyan Manikkan through several stages of his life that range from his youth to an old aged man.
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 filmâ€™s director.
Sharing screen space with Mohanlal in the movie would be Manju Warrier. And Prakash Raj, who had worked with Mohanlal in the critically acclaimed movie Iruvar, directed by Mani Ratnam, will be playing a deadly villain.
To be produced by Anthony Perumbavoor under his banner Aashirvad Cinemas, the film is expected to hit the marquee sometime in 2018. The film is scripted by the National Award winner Hari Krishnan. It may be mentioned here that Mohanlal and Shrikumar Menon are also teaming up for the historical film Randamoozham, based on the MT Vasudevan Nair novel of the same name.
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