Odiyan: Watch out for sparks as Mohanlal and Prakash Raj share screen space after two decades!
Odiyan is a highly anticipated movie for many reasons. The intriguing subject of Odividya, Mohanlal’s stunning physical makeover and Peter Hein’s action choreography are some of them. Another exciting thing to look forward in the movie is the showdown between Mohanlal and Prakash Raj – unarguably two of the country’s best actors.
Odiyan directed by Srikumar Menon explores a theme that has not yet been experimented in Malayalam cinema. Scripted by National award winner Harikrishnan, the movie 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 while Prakash Raj essays the villain role of Ravunni. The two are working together after a gap of twenty long years. Last time they shared screeen space was in Iruvar, an all-time classic directed by Mani Ratnam. For their performances in the movie, Prakash Raj won the National award for best supporting actor while Mohanlal missed a well deserved award by a whisker.
According to the makers of Odiyan, Prakash Raj’s Ravunni will be one of the most powerful villain characters that has taken shape so far in the industry. Since the story is three different timelines, both the actors will be appearing in multiple looks in the movie. In this ongoing schedule, the younger portions of these two lead characters are being shot.
Reportedly, a terrific 20-minute long climax featuring Mohanlal and Prakash Raj has been choreographed by Peter Hein. This final face-off is said to be one of the movie’s major highlights. Odiyan also stars Manju Warrier, Sana Althaf, Narein, Innocent and Kailas in supporting roles. Mohanlal’s own production house Aashirvad Cinemas is bankrolling the movie, which is expected to hit screens this year itself.