Prakash Raj joins Odiyan team in Palakkad
After wrapping up the first schedule of Odiyan in Varanasi, the team recently commenced the second leg of shoot in Palakkad. The movie which marks the directorial debut of noted ad filmmaker VA Shrikumar Menon is being made as one of the most expensive Malayalam movies ever. Scripted by National award winner Harikrishnan, Odiyan is a fantasy film which explores the theme of magical realism.
Odiyan, apart from Mohanlal also stars Manju Warrier and Prakash Raj in prominent roles. Prakash Raj recently joined the team in Palakkad. He will be sharing screen space with Mohanlal after a gap of twenty long years. Their last film together was Iruvar, 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.
Prakash Raj is reportedly playing ths antagonist in Odiyan and according to the makers, his role will be one of the most powerful villain characters that has taken shape so far in the industry. Mohanlal is essaying the role of Odiyan Manikyan and he will be seen from the age of 30 to 65 in multiple looks. The first look poster of the movie had Mohanlal in a clean shaven look with a lot trimmer physique. It is learnt that the veteran star will be training hard to achieve a similar look.
Peter Hein, who choreographed the amazing stunts in Pulimurugan, has been roped in to train Mohanlal. The movie also stars Manju Warrier and
Prakash Raj. Mohanlal’s own banner Aashirvad Cinemas is funding this big budget movie, which is eyeing a massive release by March next year