WATCH LIVE: Superstar Mohanlal's upcoming film Odiyan's puja function
- Mohanlal on July 5th went live on Facebook with the puja ceremony of the upcoming film, Odiyan.
- Mohanlal released the first look motion poster of Odiyan, which marks the debut of VA Shrikumar Menon.
- Shrikumar will also direct Mohanlal's Rs 1000 crore project The Mahabharata.
- Manju Warrier plays the female lead in this big-budget film.
Malayalam superstar actor Mohanlal went live on Facebook with the puja ceremony of the upcoming film, Odiyan, which was held in Thiruvananthapuram. The film, that also features Manju Warrier and Prakash Raj, is a fantasy thriller shot in 3D. The movie is directed by V.A. Shrikumar Menon.
According to Times Of India, the story is about Odiyan, people belonging to a tribal community of Palakkad-Malabar region. In an interview, the director said, "The movie is set in the pre-electricity days, and revolves around the life of an Odiyan. The Odiyans were hired to scare people in the dark. If you have an enemy, you could call the Odiyans and ask them to scare him off. You give them 'Odi' which is a ritual where you give them a particular fee and some liquor. They would dress up as some animal and scare the person in the dark."
He also added, "Odiyans do not have any aim to kill others. It is to be noted that the Odiyan tribe is now extinct."
In the movie, Mohanlal plays the last surviving Odiyan from the rural Kerala. The music is by M. Jayachandran, and the action scenes are choreographed by the stunt director of Pulimurugan, Peter Hein.
Produced by Antony Perumbavoor, Odiyan will be shot at various locations of Palakkad, Pollachi, Udumalpet, Banaras, and Hyderabad. The movie has been scripted by Harikrishnan, who won the National Award for his script for Kutty Srank.
Check out the live video here: