Mohanlal plays a shape-shifting assassin in Odiyan.
Mohanlal plays a shape-shifting assassin in Odiyan.

Mohanlal walks in slow motion in an unimpressive new teaser of Odiyan. Watch

In the new teaser of Odiyan, all we see is Mohanlal walking in slow motion as if it is a big deal. The background score, however, is the saving grace.
Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Karthik Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 11:29 AM IST

Mohanlal’s Odiyan is unarguably one of the most anticipated releases of 2018 and its makers are ensuring to keep the hype alive. After making headlines with its impressive motion poster earlier this year, the makers released a new teaser on Tuesday. However, it doesn’t live up to the expectations.

In the new teaser, all we see is Mohanlal walking in slow motion as if it is a big deal. Thankfully, it is backed by terrific background score which is probably the only saving grace of the video. The motion poster, incidentally, featured Mohanlal in a totally unrecognizable avatar and came up for much praise.

Odiyan, being directed by VA Shrikumar Menon, is already being promoted as the biggest film in Malayalam industry in terms of budget (that has created quite a buzz). In the film, Mohanlal plays Odiyan Manikkan, last surviving member of a long-extinct tribal community in Kerala. According to history, Odiyan is a shape-shifting assassin and Mohanlal is said to be playing one such character in the film.

The project, which also stars Manju Warrier, went on the floors from August. Prakash Raj is playing a pivotal role in the film, being produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. National Award winning scriptwriter Harikrishnan has penned the script for the film and the production design is being done by Sabu Cyril, while Shaji Kumar is handling the cinematography.

The makers announced that the film’s VFX will be a major highlight. National award-winning VFX studio NY VFXWAALA, lead by actor Ajay Devgn, has been brought on board to take care of the visual effects. This company has worked in over 200 Indian films, including widely popular biggies such as Theri, Baahubali 2 and Dangal among others. With such a popular company on board, we can expect some great visuals in the film.

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