After few disastrous outings like Drama, Velipadinte Pusthakam to name a few, Malayalam legend Mohanlal is back on screens, this time collaborating with debutant maker VA Shrikumar Menon for the big budget entertainer Odiyan, based on the popular Malayalam folklore. Here's team AP Herald's exclusive first on net Odiyan Review.
The film set in Thenkurissi, and revolves around Odiyan Manickyan the last known person living from the Odiyan clan, known for their
Mohanlal proves the legend that he is, and he oozes energy, and conveys emotions with extreme subtlety and in the action episodes, and in various avatars, the actor's effort is
Background score by Sam CS is stunning and elevates many mass sequences to a different level, and the songs by Jayachandran fall flat with none being
However, despite the interesting premise, the maker fails in the execution. The first half of Odiyan moves at a leisurely pace, with the stunt sequences at places alone being the respite for the audience, while the second half tries to compensate for it with more of goosebumps moments, with Mohanlal's performance coming in handy, offering some stunning sequences, and Peter Hein's action choreography is commendable. Shrikumar Menon must have focused on the screenplay, as overall it falls flat with the narration, and does not possess many mass moments despite a shapeshifting premise. All said, despite a great technical team and grand production values, Odiyan doesn't satisfy audience totally, and ends up as an average outing.