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The final schedule of Mohanlal’s Odiyan is commencing at a brisk pace. This Shrikumar Menon directorial is being made as a mass entertainer with elements of fantasy and magical realism. A hundred member crew comprising of the artists and technicians are sweating it out in Palakkad, the movie’s major location. The art department headed by Prashanth Madhav have erected a fictional village Thenkurissi where the team is currently shooting.
Odiyan scripted by Harikrishnan is primarily about Odividya, a kind of black magic practiced in medieval Kerala. People who practice Odividya are called odiyans. Mohanlal plays the role of odiyan Manikyan in the movie. Manju Warrier plays the female lead, Prabha, and Prakash Raj essays the villain role of Ravunni. The story is set in three different timelines starting from the pre-electricty days in the 1950s to 2000.
In this ongoing schedule, the younger portions of these three lead characters are being shot. All three of them – Mohanlal, Manju Warrier and Prakash Raj – will be appearing in multiple looks in the movie. Taking everyone by surprise, Mohanlal had recently shed around 18 kilos to play the younger version of his character Manikyan. Location stills featuring him as the young and trim Manikyan is trending virally in social medias.
Innocent, Sana Althaf, Kailas, Naren 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.
Antony Perumbavoor is producing Odiyan under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. The movie is expected to hit screens sometime by the end of this year.