25 day long thrilling climax shoot for Mohanlal’s Odiyan
Mohanlal’s highly anticipated movie Odiyan went on floors by the end of August. Shoot has been progressing at a brisk pace and the makers are now filming the climax portions. Director VA Shrikumar Menon took to his Twitter timeline to share some location stills. He also informed that the team will be shooting for 25 days for wrapping up the climax portions alone.
Odiyan is one of the most anticipated movies in South India. The movie has an unique theme, which has rarely been tried in Indian cinema. It is a fantasy film that will have a mix of action, romance and magical realism. The movie, scripted by National award winner Harikrishnan is primarily about Odividya, a black magic practice, and people who practice it, who are called Odiyan.
Odiyan, the movie will follow the life of Manikyan, played by Mohanlal.
He will be seen from the age of 30 to 65 in multiple looks. The movie happens in three different eras starting from the pre-electricty days in the 1950s to 2000. Manikyan is someone who is mastered in Odividya. He is a fabulous athelete who can take any shape, can crawl and also run at high speed. Peter Hein, who choreographed the amazing stunts in Pulimurugan, has been roped in to train Mohanlal.
The superstar will be shedding around 15 kilos for playing this highly challenging character. The first look poster of the movie had Mohanlal in a clean shaven look with a lot trimmer physique. It is learnt that the veteran star will be training hard to achieve a similar look.
Odiyan also stars Manju Warrier and Prakash Raj in prominent roles.
Shaji Kumar is wielding the camera and Sreekar Prasad is handling the edits. M Jayachandran is in charge of the music department. Art director Prashanth Madhav and his team is creating the set of a fictional village in Thenkurissi. Mohanlal’s own banner Aashirvad Cinemas is funding this big budget movie, which is eyeing a massive release by March next year.