Vikram Vedha fame Sam CS to handle background score in Mohanlal’s Odiyan!
Expectations have been soaring high about Odiyan ever since the project was announced with a high profile launch. This Mohanlal starrer is an exciting film to look forward to as it deals with a theme that has not been explored much, not just in Mollywood but in Indian cinema as well.
Directed by VA Shrikumar Menon, Odiyan is a film that is primarily about Odividya, a kind of back magic that was practiced in Kerala. There are lots of myths about Odividya and Odiyans in the Malayali folklore. National award winner Harikrishnan is scripting this movie, which is a fantasy kind with a mix of action, romance and magical realism.
This big budget movie has some big names, both in the cast as well as the technical side. Pulimurugan cinematographer Shaji Kumar is wielding the camera and veteran Sreekar Prasad is handling the edits.
Composer Sam CS is the latest addition to the technical team of Odiyan. The talented musician is well known for his stellar work in this year’s superhit Tamil movie Vikram Vedha. Sam has been roped in to compose the background score in Odiyan.
Reportedly, the movie has much importance to music and Sam CS will certainly try to give his best. The story of Odiyan is set in three different timelines, so lot of ethnic and folk music will be there in the movie. Veteran M Jayachandran is in charge of composing the songs in Odiyan.
The movie will follow the life of Odiyan Manikyan, the protagonist played by Mohanlal. As Manikyan, he will be seen from the age of 30 to 65 in multiple looks. He is a fabulous athelete who can take any shape, can crawl and also run at high speed. The superstar is currently on a strict diet to shed around 15 kilos to play the younger part of Manikyan.
Odiyan also stars Manju Warrier and Prakash Raj in prominent roles. Mohanlal’s own banner Aashirvad Cinemas is funding this big budget movie, which is eyeing a massive release by March next year.