Producer Anthony Perumbavoor is bankrolling three prestigious films – Odiyan, Lucifer and Marakkar – Arabikadalinte Simham under his banner Aashirvad Films and all of it are Mohanlal starrers. While Odiyan is in the post production mode, the shooting of Lucifer is currently on and Marakkar – Arabikadalinte Simham is in the pre-production phase.
Earlier, the plan was to release Odiyan on October 11th but now the release date has been postponed to December 14th. Reports are that the floods that ravaged Kerala is the reason for this postponement. Odiyan, directed by VA Shri Kumar Menon, stars Mohanlal in the title role. The film has a bevy of talented stars in the cast including Manju Warrier, Prakash Raj, Siddique, Innocent, Narain, Kailash, Sana Althaf, Manoj Joshi and Appani Sarath. Odiyan, which has its screenplay written by K Hari Krishnan, has a strong technical crew with M Jayachandran composing the tunes for the sound track and Sam C. S. for the background score. Shaji Kumar has cranked the camera for this venture with John Kutty taking charge of the editing table.
The shooting schedule of Prithviraj’s maiden directorial Lucifer also suffered a major setback due to the floods. Following this, its release date has been postponed to next year and it will hit the marquee on March 28th. The film, starring Mohanlal in the lead role, is scripted by Murali Gopy. The others in the star cast are Manju Warrier, Tovino Thomas, Saniya Iyappan etc. The shooting of this film began on July 18th and will be shot extensively at different locations in Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai and Kuttikkanam. The technical crew of the film includes Sujith Vasudevan for cinematography and Samjith for editing.
The magnum opus Marakkar – Arabikadalinte Simham, which will be helmed by Priyadarshan, will have Mohanlal in the title role. This film has been scheduled as Onam release next year.
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