Odiyan hoardings already up; Movie set for a grand release in October
Odiyan is one movie that the whole Malayali cine lovers are eagerly looking forward to. The movie starring Mohanlal is based on the lives of odiyans, who stories are popular in Kerala’s folklore. Odiyans are people who practice odividya, which is a kind of black magic. This is the first time a movie is being based on odiyans which has raised the curiosity among the audience.
Odiyan’s shoot has been completed and is currently in the post-production phase. The movie is slate for release in October but the makers have already started the promotions. Hoardings of the movie’s posters are being installed in several parts of the state. Aashirvad Cinemas will be releasing the movie in Kerala through Max Lab release.
Expectations for Odiyan are huge for several reasons. Mohanlal is someone who is known for his extremely natural acting skills. He hardly ever puts in an extra effort for his character but for Odiyan he went through multiple physical transformations. Taking everyone by surprise, he even shed around 18 kilos as character in Odiyan demanded a trim look. This is the first time, Mohanlal is putting such efforts for a movie. All this has heightened the expectations among the audience.
Ad filmmaker VA Shrikumar Menon is making his directorial debut with Odiyan, which is touted to be a mass entertainer with elements of fantasy and magical realism. Manju Warrier, Prakash Raj, Bollywood actor Manoj Joshi, Narain and Siddique are also part of the movie.
Our sources within the industry suggest that the makers are eyeing to release the movie by October end or November. Considering the massive hype, the movie will have a grand release in over 400 screens in Kerala alone. Trade experts believe that Odiyan has a hype which is on par or even better than Pulimurugan. If the movie manages to live up to the expectations, the movie is version certain to break all the existing box office records in Malayalam cinema.