Narain plays Manju Warrier’s husband in Odiyan!
The third and final schedule of Odiyan is currently progressing in Palakkad. The movie, according to the makers, is shaping up as a mass entertainer with a mix of action, romance and magical realism. Scripted by National award winner Harikrishnan, Odiyan is primarily about ‘odividya’, a kind of black magic and people who practice it are called ‘odiyans’.
The first two schedules, held in Varanasi and Palakkad, were wrapped last year. Currently, the younger portions of the three lead characters – Manikyan, Ravunni and Prabha are being shot. While Mohanlal plays Manikyan, Prakash Raj plays the villain role of Ravunni.
Manju Warrier is essaying the role of Prabha, which according to director Shrikumar Menon is one of the most powerful female characters that Malayalam cinema has ever seen.
While it was believed that Manju plays Mohanlal’s pair in the movie, it is now being reported that Narain plays her husband. Narian’s portions are currently being shot in Palakkad now. He has a very prominent role in the movie and all his portions are alongside Manju Warrier, Mohanlal and Prakash Raj.
Innocent, Sana Althaf, Kailas and Siddique are also part of the movie’s supporting cast. Action choreographer Peter Hein, cinematographer Shaji Kumar, art director Prashanth Madhav, editor Sreekar Prasad, composers M Jayachandran, Sam CS and sound designer Resul Pookkutty form the movie’s technical crew. Shoot is progressing at a brisk pace and the makers are planning to release the movie this year itself.
Odiyan is funded by Mohanlal’s own production house, Aashirvad Cinemas.