Mohanlal officially announced his much-talked project Odiyan, thus putting an end to the speculations that he is playing the lead role in Odiyan, which will mark the directorial debut of ad film-maker Shrikumar Menon. Manju Warrier will essay the lead role in the big-budget movie.
Director Shrikumar said that Odiyan will be a rustic thriller. He added that Odiyans are the first quotation gangs in Kerala. They used to dress up like animals and go out in the darkness of the night to attack their enemies. The movie talks about this tribe and their myths. The director added that Mohanlal’s character will be the finest in his career, till date. Shrikumar also commented that Manju Warrier’s character is also a meaty one and will have equal importance to that of the superstar. Though the team is expecting to release the movie by this year end, Shrikumar is not sure about it as there is a lot of VFX works to be done and this might stretch the post-production time.