Malayalam cinema has witnessed a handful of big-budget films in the last couple of years. After Pulimurugan and Kayamkulam Kochunni, Mohanlal\'s forthcoming film Odiyan is all set to release worldwide on December 14.
The Malayalam film, directed by VA Shrikumar Menon, also has Prakash Raj, Manju Warrier, Siddique, Manoj Joshi, Nandhu and Narain in important roles. According to the director, Odiyan has already garnered more than Rs 100 crore in pre-release business from theatrical, digital and satellite rights.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Happy to share the news that Odiyan has crossed 100 cr business mark yesterday evening 3 days b4 releaSe. This is the rights and prebooking sale combined figure. 3rd film in south and 11th in Indian cinema history <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/odiyanrisng?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#odiyanrisng</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Mohanlal?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Mohanlal</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/themanjuwarrier?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@themanjuwarrier</a> <a href="https://t.co/TJEf8mcrl7">pic.twitter.com/TJEf8mcrl7</a></p>— shrikumar menon (@VA_Shrikumar) <a href="https://twitter.com/VA_Shrikumar/status/1072344274849681409?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 11, 2018</a></blockquote>
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With the pre-release business, Odiyan becomes the first ever Malayalam film to have registered such numbers. The fantasy thriller is expected to release in over 400 screens across the globe. Reports suggest that the film will set the box office on fire on its opening day.
In Odiyan, Mohanlal will be playing the role of Manickan, the last surviving member of a tribal community in Palakkad region in Kerala. Fans of Mohanlal are going gaga about the actor\'s look in the film.
Speaking about his role, Mohanlal said, "The film goes through two different ages - one in the present and the other 30 years ago. As a person gets old, he puts on weight and that is perhaps the biggest challenge for me in Odiyan. And doesn\'t matter even if I have to starve, I will prepare for it in the best possible way."
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