Odiyan does a pre-release business of Rs 100 crores!!
The highly anticipated Mohanlal starrer ‘Odiyan’ is set to storm screens this Friday (December 14). The pre-release buzz is even bigger than ‘Pulimurugan’, that trade experts firmly believe that the movie has the potential to become the next 100 crore grosser from Mollywood. Taking everyone by surprise, director VA Shrikumar Menon has claimed that the movie has done history by registering a pre-release business of over Rs 100 crores.
According to him, ‘Odiyan’ is the first Malayalam movie, third from South India and eleventh in Indian cinema history to achieve this feat. The pre-release business is calculated by taking into account the various rights and pre-booking sale.
Director Shrikumar Menon has tweeted,
Happy to share the news that Odiyan has crossed 100 cr business mark yesterday evening 3 days b4 releaSe. This is the rights and prebooking sale combined figure. 3rd film in south and 11th in Indian cinema history #odiyanrisng @Mohanlal @themanjuwarrier
Odiyan is being planned as the biggest ever release in Malayalam cinema history. As per the makers, the movie will be released in around 4000 screens in 31 countries across the world. Apart from the major overseas centres like Middle East, UK, US and Australia, the movie will also be opening in countries like France, Poland, Japan and New Zealand. It is releasing simultaneously in Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu languages, which is the first for a Malayalam movie. The movie will be screening with English subtitles.
Directed by Shrikumar Menon and scripted by Harikrishnan, ‘Odiyan’ is a mass entertainer that is based on the life of odiyans. Along with Mohanlal, actors like Prakash Raj, Manju Warrier, Manoj Joshi and Naren play the other major roles. Mohanlal’s home production banner Aashirvad Cinemas is funding the movie. Kerala bookings for the movie have started in full-swing.