Here’s Manju Warrier as Prabha from the sets of Odiyan!
The third and final schedule of Odiyan is currently progressing in Palakkad. The movie, according to the makers, is shaping up as a mass entertainer with a mix of action, romance and magical realism. Scripted by National award winner Harikrishnan, Odiyan is primarily about ‘odividya’, a kind of black magic and people who practice it are called ‘odiyans’.
The first two schedules, held in Varanasi and Palakkad, were wrapped last year. Currently, the younger portions of the three lead characters – Manikyan, Ravunni and Prabha are being shot. While Mohanlal plays Manikyan, Prakash Raj plays the villain role of Ravunni. Manju Warrier is essaying the role of Prabha, which according to director Shrikumar Menon is one of the most powerful female characters that Malayalam cinema has ever seen.
Just like Mohanlal and Prakash Raj, Manju will also be seen sporting multiple looks in the movie. She will be appearing in her late 20s, mid 30s and in her 50s. Hers is a prominent character that comes throughout the film as Manikyan and Ravunni’s story is centred around Prabha. It is a performance oriented role and Manju is thrilled about acting alongside two of Indian cinema’s finest actors.
Shoot is progressing at a brisk pace and the makers are planning to release the movie this year itself. Odiyan is funded by Mohanlal’s own production house, Aashirvad Cinemas.