It is well known that Malayalam actor Mohanlal and film producer Antony Perumbavoor are teaming up for two films after the box office success of Oppam. Though the shooting of actor-producer duo's upcoming Lal Jose film Velipadinte Pustakam has started in Trivandrum recently, there were reports that their fantasy thriller Odiyan will hit the screens only in 2018. The film, which marks the directorial debut of ad film maker VA Shrikumar Menon stars Manju Warrier in the female lead.
However, much to the delight of the Lalettan fans, VA Shrikumar himself revealed that the shooting of Odiyan will begin within next 2 months and will hit the screens at the end of the year. VA Shrikumar was in Abu Dhabi to announce his second film, the most-awaited film, Randamoozham: The Mahabharata.
Reportedly, Odiyan will be made with VFX works to be done by Hollywood technicians.
Pulimurugan fame Peter Hein has been roped in as the stunt director of the film.
Meanwhile, Odiyan marks the 24th collaboration of Mohanlal and Antony Perumbavoor. The actor-producer duo earlier delivered many blockbuster films including Narasimham, Ravanaprabhu, Naran, Spirit, Drishyam and the 2016 Onam release Oppam.