Oscar winner Resul Pookkutty joins team Odiyan!
Mohanlal’s Odiyan is unarguably one of the most awaited South Indian films coming up this year. The movie deals with a subject that has not been experimented before in Indian cinema. Odiyan is a mass entertainer with a mix of action, romance and magical realism. Scripted by National award winner Harikrishnan, the movie is primarily about Odividya, a kind of black magic and people who practice it are called odiyans. There are a lot of stories and myths about odiyans in Kerala’s folklore. The movie marks the debut directorial of renowned ad filmmaker VA Shrikumar Menon.
After a two month long gap, final schedule of the movie commenced earlier this week in Palakkad. Oscar award winning sound designer Resul Pookkutty has also joined the team. Resul himself shared the news to his followers via his social media handle. Odiyan already has a strong technical team and Resul’s addition will prove to be a big booster.
The movie has Mohanlal playing the role of Odiyan Manikyan while Manju Warrier and Prakash Raj essay other major roles. The story is set in three different timelines starting from the pre-electricty days in the 1950s to 2000. The movie follows Manikyan’s life from his childhood to his 60s. Manju Warrier essays the role of Prabha and Prakash Raj’s character is named Ravunni.
In this ongoing schedule, the younger portions of these three lead characters are being shot. All three of them – Mohanlal, Manju Warrier and Prakash Raj – will be appearing in multiple looks in the movie. Taking everyone by surprise, Mohanlal had recently reduced around 18 kilos to play the younger version of his character Manikyan.
Actors like Innocent, Sana Althaf, Kailas, Naren and Siddique are also part of the supporting cast. India’s leading stunt master Peter Hein is choreographing the action sequences in Odiyan. Shaji Kumar is wielding the camera and Sreekar Prasad is handling the edits. M Jayachandran has tuned the songs and Sam CS of Vikram Vedha fame is composing the background score.
Antony Perumbavoor is producing Odiyan under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. The movie is expected to hit screens sometime by the end of this year.