The hype around the release of the Mohanlal starrer Odiyan is very high. Set for release on December 14th worldwide.The censoring formalities of the film have been completed and the movie has been awarded a clan 'U' certificate by the censor board.Along with the Malayalam version, the Tamil and Telugu version of the film will also be out on the same day.
Further, there are reports are that it will be released in about 3000 to 4000 screens across the globe making it the first ever Malayalam film to release in such a big scale. The pre-booking of tickets is going on at a fast pace not only in India but in UAE/GCC region as well. Odiyan will be one of the very few Malayalam films to have a worldwide release and it will be joining the bandwagon.
Odiyan will mark the directorial debut of ad filmmaker VA Shreekumar Menon in the Malayalam film industry. It has Prakash Raj playing a pivotal role and interestingly he is sharing the screen space with Mohanlal, who is playing the title role, after nearly two decades. The last time they worked together was in the Mani Ratnam directorial Iruvar.
Manju Warrier plays the female lead in this film and the rest of the star cast include Innocent, Siddique, Manoj Joshi, Nandhu, Narain, Kailash, Sreejaya Nair, Sana Althaf and Appani Sarath. The film is scripted by the National Award winner K Hari Krishnan.
The technical crew of the film includes M. Jayachandran to compose the soundtrack while Sam C. S. is in charge of the BGM. Shaji Kumar is the cinematographer for this venture with John Kutty being the editor. Odiyan is a high budget movie being bankrolled by Antony Perumbavoor under his banner Aashirvad Cinemas.
The countdown for this magnum opus has begun and fans just can’t wait for the D-day to arrive!
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