Peter Hein joins Odiyan; Watch out for Mohanlal’s spectacle
Mohanlal’s much talked about movie Odiyan is currently in the pre production stage. The movie will mark the directorial debut of popular ad filmmaker VA Shrikumar Menon.
Odiyan, written by National award winner Harikrishnan is being planned as a big budget fantasy drama. The movie is primarily about Odividya, a black magic trick used to tackle the enemies. Odiyan is named after a man who is mastered in odividya. Sources close to the unit inform that movie will have some breathtaking action sequences. The makers have roped in Peter Hein to choreograph the stunts.
Director VA Shrikumar Menon recently posted a photo in his Facebook page after he and Mohanlal had some preproduction discussions with Peter Hein. Along with the photo he has also written,
“Had a wonderful discussion with Peter Hein and Lalettan Mohanlal on the action sequence of Odiyan. Wait for Lalettan’s spectacle!”
Peter Hein last year worked with Mohanlal in Pulimurugan. The spectacular stunts in the movie were much appreciated and Peter Hein deservingly won the National award for best stunt choreography.
Shrikumar Menon will also be directing the epic historic drama Randamoozham also starring Mohanlal and other leading actors from the country. It is being planned to be made on Rs 1000 crores as the most expensive Indian movie ever. So, the audience are waiting for Odiyan to assess the caliber of Shrikumar Menon.
Mohanlal’s own production house Aashirvad Cinemas is funding this movie. Manju Warrier has been roped in to play the female lead in this movie while Prakash Raj will be seen in a powerful antagonist’s role. The technical team comprises of Sreekar Prasad, Shaji Kumar and M Jayachandran.
The movie is expected to start rolling by the end of this month. Palakkad, Pollachi, Hyderabad and Banaras are the major locations.