Here’s a golden opportunity to work with Mohanlal in Odiyan
Mohanlal’s highly anticipated big budget movie Odiyan is currently in the pre-production stage. As per the latest reports coming in, the move will start rolling from August 1. Odiyan will mark the directorial debut of noted ad filmmaker VA Shrikumar Menon. The movie, written by National award winner Harikrishnan is a fantasy drama. It is a thriller that will have a mix of action, romance and magical realism.
Manju Warrier is playing the female protagonist and veteran actor Prakash Raj will be seen in a powerful antagonist’s role. The makers have now released a casting call for the movie. They are looking for boys and girls within the age groups of 5-7, 10-14, 16-18 and 21-24.
Apparently, the makers are looking for kids and youngsters who can play the childhood phase of the aforementioned three actors. They have particularly mentioned that those applying for playing Mohanlal’s childhood should have good flexibility and be trained in Kalaripayattu, gymnastics and martial arts. Aspirants should also be willing to train under the action choreographer to fully transform into an Odiyan.
Odiyan is named after a man who is mastered in odividya. The movie is primarily about Odividya, a black magic trick used to tackle the enemies. National award winner Peter Hein has been roped in to choreograph the stunts.
Some other big names in the technical team include Sabu Cyril, who is in charge of the production design, editor Sreekar Prasad and composer M Jayachandran. Pulimurugan’s cameraman Shaji Kumar will be cranking the Odiyan also. Mohanlal’s own production house Aashirvad Cinemas is funding this big budget movie. Palakkad, Pollachi, Hyderabad and Banaras are finalized as the major locations.