Manju Warrier on Odiyan
The actor briefly discussed Odiyan at a Press Club meet for Mohanlal in Ernakulam
Manju Warrier has revealed a few details about her character in the upcoming Odiyan. The actor, who will be sharing screen space with Mohanlal, says, "Though I can't say much about my role or the film, I can say that my character is called Prabha, and she will be appearing in three different time periods in three different looks. She is one of the main characters alongside Mohanlal and Prakash Raj."
On the experience of shooting Odiyan, she says, "I was very amused by the fact that I was a shooting a film about a Mohanlal fan (Mohanlal) during the day and then had to go and shoot a film as Mohanlal's heroine (Odiyan) during the night. Both film shoots were going on simultaneously (laughs)."
Odiyan is one of the most anticipated films of this year, and given the scale of the project, the makers have been extremely cautious about not leaking any story details. Mohanlal plays the main character, Odiyan Manikyan, and his character will reportedly get a CGI makeover in some portions. The film also stars Siddique, Innocent, Narein and Sana Althaf in supporting roles. Odiyan is the directorial debut of VA Shrikumar Menon, a former ad filmmaker. Once the shoot is completed, Menon is expected to start work soon on the Rs 1000 crore project, Mahabharatam, based on MT Vasudevan Nair's novel Randamoozham. This project will also star Mohanlal (in the role of Bhima).
Antony Perumbavoor is producing Odiyan under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. Legendary production designer Sabu Cyril (Kaalapani) and cinematographer Shaji Kumar (Pulimurugan) are among the other big names working on the film.