Odiyan third schedule started; A slimmer Mohanlal to join soon!!
The team of Mohanlal’s Odiyan were on a break after a 28 day long climax shoot. Last day, the movie’s third schedule was started in Palakkad. Mohanlal will be joining the team on December 5. Director VA Shrikumar Menon took to his Twitter handle to share the news. He has tweeted,
“odiyan 3rd schedule started yesterday night and have been shooting till early morning. Laletan will join in his cute new look on 5th of dec”
From the director’s tweet, we can make out that a slimmer Mohanlal will be joining the team for this schedule. The superstar has been training hard to shed around 15 kilos for the movie. His character in the movie demands a trimmer look and the actor is working hard to achieve that.
Odiyan is unarguably one of the most anticipated movies in South India. National award winner Harikrishnan has scripted the movie. It has an unique theme, which has rarely been experimented in Indian cinema. It is a fantasy film that will have a mix of action, romance and magical realism.
Odiyan is primarily about Odividya, a black magic practice. People who practice it are called odiyan. There are a lot of stories and myths about odiyans and their life in Kerala’s folklore. Mohanlal is playing the role of odiyan Manikyan in the film, the last living odiyan in the world.
Odiyan’s story is set in three different timelines starting from the pre-electricty days in the 1950s to 2000. Manikyan is a renowned odiyan who lived in the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border in Palakkad. The movie will follow his life from his childhood to his 60s. The superstar is shedding his weight to play the younger part of this character.
Odiyan has some big names, both in the cast as well as the technical side. Veteran actor Prakash Raj and Manju Warrier will be seen in prominent roles. Peter Hein is choreographing the action sequences in Odiyan and Pulimurugan cinematographer Shaji Kumar is wielding the camera. Sreekar Prasad is handling the edits. M Jayachandran is composing the songs and Sam CS of Vikram Vedha fame has been roped in to handle the background score.
Mohanlal’s own production house Aashirvad Cinemas is funding this big budget venture.