Odiyan to be released in over 400 screens in Kerala alone!
Mohanlal’s Odiyan is unarguably one of the most hyped Malayalam movies in recent years. Expectations about the movie have been huge ever since it was announced. Ad filmmaker VA Shrikumar Menon is making his directorial debut with this movie, 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.
Mohanlal’s multiple looks – including a young avatar for which he shed around 16 kilos – is the major attraction of Odiyan. Fans as well as the common audience of Kerala are hugely excited about the movie’s release. 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, it is certain to break all the existing box office records in Malayalam cinema. According to the makers, the movie will be a complete entertainer appealing to all sections of the audience.
National award winner Hari Krishnan has scripted Odiyan based on the life of odiyans. They are people known for practicing odividya, which is a kind of black magic. Odiyan’s team shot for 123 days in multiple schedules lasting for around five months before wrapping up in April. Its technical crew includes cinematographer Shaji Kumar, editor John Kutty, composers M Jayachandran, Sam CS and action choreographer Peter Hein. The movie is currently in its post-production phase. Aashirvad Cinemas headed by Antony Perumbavoor is funding this big budget movie.