By Nikhil Viswanathan | Galatta | 03:56 PM
Mohanlal's Odiyan has been making the news for quite some time now. The lyrical video featuring Mohanlal has been topping the charts and is a viral sensation on social media. Odiyan is based on the mythological ancient belief that humans can shapeshift into other animals.
The film is said to be based on North Malabar folk tale of the Odiyan tribe of black magicians who can take animal shape and terrorize people. The film was shot over a year and took 145 days to complete. The post-production also took time as Odiyan is heavy on VFX and special effects. The films would be the action scenes are choreographed by National Award winning action director Peter Hein.
The film will have a 15-minute long action scene featuring Mohanlal, which was shot over a week using special techniques. Another surprise is that Mammootty has dubbed for the film. The film has been cleared with a U certification and has a total runtime of 167 minutes. Odiyan will be the biggest release for a Malayalam film in Kerala, with a release in nearly 400 out of the 600 screens in its opening week. It beats the record of Nivin Pauly’s Kayamkulam Kochunni, of 350 screens. The film also starres Manju Warrier and Prakash Raj in key roles. The film is produced by leading producer Antony Perumbavoor under his Aashirvad Cinemas banner. The film will hit screens on December 14.