The first look motion poster of superstar Mohanlal’s upcoming film Odiyan was unveiled on Monday and it is nothing like you have seen before. The poster shows Mohanlal in a young avatar, with a trendy hairdo and an enigmatic smile. The motion poster has amassed more than 1.5 million views within eight hours of its release on Facebook.
Mohanlal plays the role called Odiyan Manikkan, the last surviving member of a tribal community in Kerala. Odiyan was a tribal community of Palakkad-Malabar region, which has now become extinct. The members of the Odiyan community made a living by scaring people in the dark for others. Keeping with the spirit of the film’s theme, Mohanlal had made a video earlier announcing the release of first look poster on his Facebook page.
Mohanlal is planning to shed weight for his role in the movie, which demands physical flexibility. Odiyan, which is majorly set in the pre-independence era, revolves around four main characters. The movie, which is scripted by National award winner Harikrishnan, will have Manju Warrier in the female lead. Prakash Raj will appear as the main antagonist in the movie, while Siddique essays a pivotal role.
Shaji Kumar is the director of photography. Peter Hein has been roped in to handle the action choreography. Sabu Cyril is the art director. Odiyan is produced by Antony Perumbavoor for Aashirvad Cinemas.