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Mammootty wishes Pranav Mohanlal all the best for 'Aadhi'

Mollywood The superstar had a heartwarming message for his colleague’s son, Pranav, and his 'proud parents Lal and Suchi.' Tnm StaffMalayalam superstar Mammootty on Wednesday had a heartwarming message for colleague and fellow superstar Mohanlal’s son, Pranav, for his upcoming debut film Aadhi. “Wishing our dearest Appu who you all know as Pranav a wonderful entry into world of cinema! For us he is just like one of our own children and has grown up before our eyes. He’s turned out to be a fine young man and will definitely delight all of you with his talent and charm. All the best for #Aadi to dearest Appu and also to his proud parents our Lal and Suchi,” he posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday. Mammootty also wished Pranav’s parents Mohanlal and Suchitra good luck for their son’s entry into the world of cinema. Pranav, known within the industry by his pet name Appu, will be debuting as hero in Jeethu Joseph’s Aadhi, an action-thriller which is set to hit the theatres on January 26. The movie is bankrolled by Antony Perumbavoor, under the banner of Aadhirvad Cinemas. Pranav is playing an aspiring musician in the film, which is supposedly high on action sequences. An interesting detail about Aadhi is that most stunt sequences, barring one, has been performed by the 27-year-old himself, despite father Mohanlal requesting for dupes to carry out the action sequences. Director Jeethu Joseph in an interview had also said that the Malayalam film industry would get an exceptional actor if Pranav decided to continue in cinema. Pranav made his acting debut as a child artiste in Onnaman in 2002. He then went on to win the Kerala State Film Award for Best Child Artist for his performance in Punarjani. He has also worked as an assistant director under Jeethu Joseph in the Tamil film Papanasam which had Kamal Haasan and Gauthami playing the lead roles. The star cast of Aadhi has Siju Wilson and Sharafudheen as well as Anusree, Lena, Siddique, Aditi Ravi, and Nobi. (With inputs from Digital Native)
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Mammootty and Mohanlal's son compete with releases on the same day!

January is all set to be a treat for movie fans, especially those who love Malayalam films. Reason? These four releases:

January 19: Fahadh Faasil's Carbon, a thriller film directed by Venu co-starring Mamta Mohandas, with music scored by Vishal Bhardwaj.

January 25: Rosapoo, a romantic comedy starring Biju Menon and Anjali, directed by Vinu Joseph.

January 26: Mammootty's Street Lights, a bilingual crime thriller film (Tamil and Malayalam), directed by cinematographer Shamdat in his directorial debut and produced by Mammootty.

January 26: Aadhi, a thriller starring Mohanlal's son Pranav Mohanlal, directed by...

'Be careful about fake auditions,' actor Druvan warns aspirants

Mollywood The actor will be playing one of the leads in the Malayalam campus thriller ‘Queen’ Digital NativeThe Malayalam movie Queen released on January 12 and is doing well at the box office. This campus thriller has a set of newbies who were selected after nearly about ten rounds of auditions. Speaking about bagging the role, Druvan, who plays Balu in the film, said that he was unwell on the day of the audition but decided to give it a try and bagged the role. The actor, who was seen in a small role in the Mohanlal starrer 1971: Beyond Borders added that he initially thought that he would bag a small role but was surprised when he came to know that he would be playing one of the leads. The actor appears in three get-ups in Queen and had a lot of scope to perform. In an interview to the Deccan Chronicle, Druvan said, “The looks from the first year of college to the fourth year are shown. The first year has me in a clean-shaven look and by the fourth year I have a beard. There is also a look in a flashback scene.” He added, “I studied art but by the end of the film, I felt I had finished my engineering course without the certificate.” Having bagged the role through auditions, Druvan has a word of caution to the aspiring actors about fake auditions. He cautions that fake auditions are a part of the business and requested the aspiring actors to be careful during the selection process. Directed by Dijo Jose Anthony, Queen has a set of newbies including Saniya Iyappan, Eldho Mathew, Druvan, Arun H Das, Arun Nandakumar, Ashwin Jose, Jenson Alappat, Moozi, Sooraj Kumar, and Sam Sibin. Jakes Bejoy had composed music for this venture with Suresj Gopi cranking the camera and Sagar Dass editing it. According to trade reports, Queen is turning into a box office success.
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After 'Loham' Director Ranjith and Mohanlal to team up again

MollywoodReports are that Ranjith had narrated a script to the star and there is a possibility of them announcing a project together anytime soonDigital NativeDigital NativeDirector Ranjith and Mohanlal share a good rapport having worked together in movies such as Ravanaprabhu, Aaram Thampuran, Devasuram, Spirit and Loham. And now, we hear from sources, that the two had met recently raising speculations that they may team up again. Reports are that Ranjith had narrated a script to the star and there is a possibility of them announcing a project together anytime soon. If things work out, Ranjith and Mohanlal may go ahead with the shooting later this year or early next. Meanwhile, Ranjith is busy wielding the megaphone for Oru Bilathi Katha which has Mammootty playing a cameo role. The film has Maniyanpilla Raju's son Niranjan playing the lead role with Ramante Edenthottam fame heroine Anu Sithara as his lead pair. While Niranjan will be seen playing an illegal immigrant in the UK, Anu Sithara will be playing his love interest employed there. Sethu has penned the script for this Ranjith directorial which has a bevy of actors in the cast including Jewel Mary, Kaniha, Dileesh Pothan, Kalabhavan Shajon, Suresh Krishna and director V M Vinu. It may be noted here that Ranjith’s last release was Puthan Panam that had Mammootty playing the lead role. The film, which hit the silver screens last year, dealt with the socially relevant issue which is about demonetization and black money. While Ranjith is busy directing Oru Bilathi Katha, Mohanlal is on the verge of completing the Va Shrikumar directorial Odiyan, touted to be a fantasy thriller. Apart from this, he had also committed to the Ajoy Varma directorial that has not been titled yet. With reports about Ranjith and Mohanlal planning to team up for a movie, film buffs are eager to know about the genre and other details. However, to know more, we need to wait until they are done with their respective assignments.
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Tovino Thomas wraps up shoot for 'Theevandi'

MollywoodThe release date of the film is expected to be announced soon.Digital NativeDigital NativeThe shooting of the Tovino Thomas starrer Theevandi has come to an end and the film has gone into the post production mode full swing. Directed by Felini Tp, the film has been written by Vini Vishwa Lal. It may be noted here that the star had worked with Vini Vishwa Lal earlier in Koothara in which he shared screen space with Mohanlal. Recently, the director revealed that Tovino plays a rustic role and he will be seen as a lazy guy who doesn’t even comb his hair. The film has Chandini Sreedharan playing the female lead with Saiju Kurup, Surabhi Lakshmi and Suraj Venjaramoodu in significant roles. Debut director Felini has set the story in Payyoli and it is touted to be a political satire. The film reportedly went on the floors in November last year and the shooting has been completed at a breakneck speed. Produced by August Cinemas, the film’s music has been composed by Kailas Menon. Appu Bhattathiri will be editing the film. On associating with the production house, August Cinemas for the first time, Tovino had posted on his Facebook page much earlier that it is always fun to be working with friends. With the shooting of Theevandi wrapped up, the film’s release date is expected to be revealed soon. Apart from Theevandi, Tovino has a slew of films in his kitty including Aami, in which he will be playing a cameo, Maradona, Luka, Chengezhi Nambiar, Hano 3D, Oru Kuprasidha Payyan etc. Tovino is all set to make his debut in the Tamil film industry with Abhi and Anu and he also has Maari 2, in which he shares screen space with Dhanush, in his kitty. (Content provided by Digital Native)
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Ajoy Varma picks up Bollywood crew for Mohanlal’s film

EntertainmentThe director confirmed that his crew would comprise cameraman Santhosh Thundiyil, who was the cinematographer for Rustom and Krrish. Digital NativeDigital NativeMohanlal’s upcoming film, which will be directed by Ajoy Varma, will have its crew entirely from Bollywood. The director confirmed that his crew would comprise cameraman Santhosh Thundiyil, who was the cinematographer for Rustom and Krrish, stunt master Sunil Rodriguez of Golmaal Again and Singham Returns fame and Serena Tixeria, who worked as the make up artiste in 3 Idiots and Dhoom. The film is written by Saju Thomas. The director is yet to reveal the rest of the crew members. While Mohanlal plays the main lead in the movie, it has Parvathy Nair playing the female lead. In an interview to ToI, she said, "As I will be acting alongside him, there will be this constant fear of how I will match up to his performance. That's something I am really nervous about.” The star cast also includes Suraj Venjaramoodu, Dileesh Pothan and Sai Kumar. Touted to be a travel movie, the film has not been titled yet. The shooting of this untitled film is expected to go on the floors soon after Mohanlal is done with Odiyan, which is said to be in the final stages of shooting. Ajoy Varma is an acclaimed film editor having worked in films such as Jai Santoshi Maa, Shikar, Nothing But Life and Beyond the Soul. He then ventured into direction and has helmed the movie Srk, which starred Manoj Joshi, Vinay Pathak, and Dilip Prabhavalkar. Meanwhile, Mohanlal is busy with Odiyan, a fantasy thriller, that is being directed by Va Shrikumar Menon. The star cast of this film includes Manju Warrier as the female lead with Prakash Raj, Siddique, Innocent, Narain, Kailash, Sana Althaf, Appani Sarath and Nandhu in supporting roles. M Jayachandran and Cs Sam are composing tunes for the songs and Bgm respectively while Shaji Kumar is cranking the camera and John Kutty is the editor. Odiyan, made on a high budget, is bankrolled by Anthony Perumbavoor under his banner Aashirvad Cinemas.
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Mohanlal's official announcement regarding his next!

Malayalam star Mohanlal shared exciting news on his official Facebook page regarding his next film:

"Dear friends, happy and excited to share the news about my new project which begins today in Mumbai. The movie yet to be titled is directed by Ajoy Varma and produced by Santhosh T Kuruvilla under the banner of Moonshot Entertainment. Script is by Saju Thomas and Cinematography by Santhosh Thundiyil. As an actor I found this project quite interesting and I’m thrilled to be part of this."

Mohanlal teams up with Nivin Pauly for 'Kayamkulam Kochunni'

MollywoodNivin tweeted the news, adding that Mohanlal will be doing a role only he can.Tnm StaffNivin Pauly's Kayamkulam Kochunni, based on the legendary Kerala highwayman, is among the most anticipated Malayalam films of 2018. And now, the expectations from the film are likely to go through the roof with the addition of the latest cast member. Mohanlal, who goes by the title of 'The Complete Actor' is doing a role in the film. The news was tweeted by an excited Nivin who said, "The charismatic Lalettan is joining the cast of Kayamkulam Kochunni for a role that can be done only by performed by the Complete Actor himself!" Calling it a "dream come true", Nivin said that the cast and crew were "absolutely delighted & thrilled" by Mohanlal's inclusion. After Amala Paul walked out of the project due to date issues, Priya Anand was finalised as the female lead. Directed by Rosshan Andrews, the script has been written by Bobby-Sanjay. Nivin Pauly has been training hard for the film and is learning kalaripayattu. The actor also has a unique hairstyle for the film - he has been wearing a cap for all promo events for other films because he doesn't want to reveal it to the audience. Mohanlal is currently shooting for Odiyan and the actor's transformation has been the talk of the town. He has lost a whopping 18 kgs for his role in the film. With the big news that Mohanlal will be part of the cast of Kayamkulam Kochunni, fans of Malayalam cinema can barely wait to see the film hit the screens. It's official! The charismatic Lalettan joins #KayamkulamKochunni ! @Mohanlal — Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) January 8, 2018
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Mohanlal wows fans with his work-out photo

MollywoodMohanlal has lost 18 kgs for 'Odiyan'.Digital Native57-year-old Mohanlal has wowed movie buffs with his makeover for his upcoming film Odiyan. The star has lost around 18 kgs, thanks to the strict workout regimen, dieting and dermatological treatment from specialists. For one of his get-ups in Odiyan, Mohanlal was required to look young and he has achieved astounding results. The star recently released a pic of him flexing his muscles with his young son Pranav Mohanlal and this is sure to be a motivation to everyone out there to hit the gym, irrespective of their age. Odiyan, directed by noted ad filmmaker Va Shrikumar Menon, stars Mohanlal and Manju Warrier in lead roles. The film is about a legendary tribe in Kerala, Odiyans. The star has said that it will be a complete entertainer and a treat to watch on the big screens. Odiyan has an impressive star cast which include Prakash Raj, Siddique, Innocent, Narain, Kailash, Sana Althaf, Appani Sarath and Nandhu. M Jayachandran will be composing music for the soundtrack while Sam Cs will be doing the background score. Touted to be high on action sequences, Hollywood stunt director Peter Hein has been roped in for choreographing the stunts. Shaji Kumar is cranking the camera and John Kutty is editing the film. The film has been produced by Anthony Perumbavoor under his banner Aashirvad Cinemas on a huge budget. Major portions of the film have been shot already with the team busy with the final schedule right now. Reports say that Odiyan may be released during the summer this year but the exact date has not been revealed as yet.
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Mohanlal to play cameo in 'Vaarikkuzhiyile Kolapathakam'?

MollywoodIt is rumoured that Mohanlal will be playing Tony Kurishingal.Digital NativeDigital NativeAmidst reports that Mohanlal is busy with his upcoming film Odiyan, we hear from sources in tinsel town that he could play a cameo role in the upcoming movie Vaarikkuzhiyile Kolapathakam, which is being directed by Rejish Midhila. The shooting of this film has begun already with the team camping in Ernakulam for this schedule. Scripted and directed by Rejish Midhila, it has Dileesh Pothen and Amith Chakkalakkal playing the lead roles and others in the star cast of this flick include Nedumudi Venu, Shammi Thilakan, and Sudhi Koppa. While Mejo Joseph has been roped in to compose music for this venture, Eldho Issac is cranking the camera. Vaarikkuzhiyile Kolapathakam is produced under the banner Take One Entertainments. Though there is no official word about Mohanlal being a part of this project or about the role he would playing, reports suggest that he may be seen as Tony Kurishingal. Meanwhile, Mohanlal is busy with the finishing touches of Odiyan. The shooting of this film is currently on with plans to release it in March / April. Directed by popular ad filmmaker Va Shrikumar Menon, the film has Manju Warrier playing the female lead. Others in the star cast include Prakash Raj, Siddique, Innocent, Narain, Kailash, Sana Althaf, Appani Sarath and Nandhu. Produced by Anthony Perumbavoor under the banner Aashirvad Cinemas, the film will be distributed by Maxlab Cinemas and Entertainments. M Jayachandran is composing music for the songs while C Sam has been roped in for the background score for this fantasy thriller. The exact date of its release is expected to be announced soon. After wrapping up Odiyan, Mohanlal will be moving over to the Ajoy Varma directorial. Touted to be a thriller, this film will mark his directorial debut.  
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Actor Vishal's film and political stumbles aside, it's too early to write him off

OpinionDespite having an average film career and his political entry fizzling out, Vishal has risen from the ashes before and we should not dismiss him so quickly.CV AravindHe has his fingers in several pies at the same time. An actor and producer, Vishal also successfully contested and won the elections to the Nadigar Sangam and the Producer’s Council. He is now the Secretary of the former and the President of the latter. However, Vishal shocked friends and foes alike by jumping into politics and filing his nomination for the recent Rk Nagar bye-polls in Chennai. The seat had fallen vacant after the demise of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. But, in what came as an anti-climax, his nomination papers were rejected by the Returning Officer on the grounds that two signatures of his proposers were fudged. Vishal, as could be expected, raised a hue and cry and hinted at a conspiracy, but it was to no avail. His detractors in the Producer’s Council, like director Cheran, seized the opportunity to take potshots at him for neglecting his duties as Council President and for choosing to plunge into politics instead. They even went to the extent of launching a sit-in protest at the Council premises. But, like his innings in politics that ended even before it really began, the agitation too fizzled out. Vishal has earned the reputation of being a doer, especially after he wrested power at the Nadigar Sangam from veterans like Sarath Kumar and Radha Ravi, who were holding the fort after Vijaykanth bowed out and opted for a full-fledged career in politics. The Sangam, which has senior actor Nasser as President, has filed a suit against the previous incumbents alleging misappropriation of funds and the case is pending in the courts. After the victory in the Nadigar Sangam elections, Vishal set his sights on the Producers’ Council – the fiefdom of long-time filmmakers like ‘Kalaipuli’ Thaanu, Kr, Alagappan and others. With the solid backing of the younger set of producers, including the likes of actor, director and producer Prakash Raj, his team swept through the polls. However, unlike in the Sangam, which has been functioning as a compact unit, the Council remains a divided house and there are several dissenting voices being heard. Vishal, who has a degree in Mass Communications, started off as an assistant director in Arjun Sarja’s Vedham in 2001. He made his debut in Chellame in 2004. But it was his later films – Sasi’s Dishyum, Linguswami’s Sandakozhi and Tarun Gopi’s Thimiru – that secured his place in the Tamil film industry. A typical Vishal film had its quota of stunt sequences, in which he excelled thanks to his wiry physique, and duets where he wooed heroines in exotic locations. The emotional content was kept to the barest minimum as the actor’s comfort level while enacting such heavy-duty scenes was suspect. It was director Bala who uncovered the hidden depths to Vishal’s talent in his action-comedy Avan Ivan, which is still ranked very high in the actor’s career. Bala, who is known to be choosy when it comes to casting in his movies, relied of actor Arya’s recommendation and Vishal did not disappoint. In the story of two half-brothers, Vishal played Walter Vanangamudi, the softer sibling, while Arya proved to be his perfect foil with his tough Kumbideren Swamy. The film offered Vishal the opportunity to do something different. Despite him having to strain his eyes to play the role of a man with a squint, the critical acclaim he received must have helped alleviate the pain. One particular scene stands out in the movie – Walter, a wannabe actor, in a bid to impress Suriya (playing himself) performs the navarasas – which only met with a lukewarm response in the box office. His film career has been far from impressive – his flops have outnumbered his hits. While action extravaganzas like Malaikottai, Pandiyanaadu, Naan Sigappu Manithan and Sivappathigaram fared a trifle better, his later films like Ambala, Paayum Puli and Kathi Sandai were total flops. The only film that comes to mind when I speak of Vishal’s hits is Hari’s Thamiraparani. Kathakali and Marudhu also performed only averagely at the box office. The actor’s most-recent break came in Mysskin’s Thupparivaalan, where Vishal played a desi Sherlock Holmes, investigating a string of seemingly unrelated murders. Vishal, whose earlier cop film Sathyam failed to click with the audience, had a much better outing with Thupparivaalan, which opened to critical and commercial acclaim. His hyped-up performance as an antagonist in the Malayalam film Villain, starring Mohanlal as the hero, went unnoticed. So where does this forty-year-old, strapping actor go from here? He has no dearth of assignments and can even make his own films now. His father, Gk Reddy, and his brother, Vikram Krishna, are both Kollywood producers too – so he can even fall back on them for a project if need be. For now, he has pinned his hopes on his upcoming films, Irumbu Thirai, where his one-time mentor Arjun will be crossing swords with him, and Sandakozhi 2. However, his attempt to rush into politics, when superstars like Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth have marched into the arena, has come a cropper. Chances are that he has now decided to put his political plans on hold for now. As an administrator, he has a number of plans lined up for the Nadigar Sangam, including a fundraiser tour to Malaysia and intensifying the battle against video piracy. Constructing a building for the Sangam too is of top priority. There is no doubt we will see more of Vishal in the times to come – he is here for the long haul.
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Manju Warrier wants to play the villain

MollywoodManju has said that she's on the lookout for such a film.Digital NativeDigital NativeManju Warrier is undoubtedly one of the most versatile actors in the film industry. She staged a comeback to the filmdom with How Old Are You a couple of years ago and since then, she has been bagging some of the most prestigious and enviable roles. Her latest release was Villain in which she acted with Mohanlal, Vishal and others. Recently, this talented actor has revealed that she wished to play a baddie at least once in her career. Apparently, Manju Warrier has made her wishes known and is looking for such a role. At present, she has a long list of films to concentrate on including the biopic Aami in which she plays the poet Kamala Surayya, Poomaram and the Mohanlal starrer Odiyan. Her acting debut was with the Malayalam film Sakshyam in 1995 and she went on to star in several films including Ee Puzhayum Kadannu, Dilliwala Rajakumaran, Aaraam Thampuran, Krishnagudiyil Oru Pranayakalathu, Irattakuttikalude Achan, Summer in Bethlahem and Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu. For Kannezhuthi Pottum Thottu, she had won the National Film Award-Special Jury Mention in 1999 and this was her last film after she decided to quit movies. With the actor expressing her desire to play a villain, there are chances that she might go on to bag such a role in the near future. Well, if this happens, we are sure that movie buffs would certainly be in for a big treat on the silver screens. Manju Warrier is currently busy with the Va Shrikumar Menon directorial Odiyan, which has Mohanlal in the lead role. 
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National award winning VFX Studio roped in for ‘Odiyan’

EntertainmentThis VFX Studio is one of the best in the country, having worked with leading filmmakers. Digital Native Odiyan-fl-458x640.jpgDigital NativeOdiyan is turning out to be the hot topic among the film buffs; especially after its lead star Mohanlal’s youngish look in it was revealed recently. And now, the magic – thriller is back in the news with the team roping in the leading VFX company NY Vfxwaala for the VFX work. Headed by Bollywood star Ajay Devgn, this VFX Studio is one of the best in the country, having worked with leading filmmakers. In fact, the VFX of films such as Baahubali 2, Dangal, Theri and Bajirao Mastani was handled by this studio and the result was there for everybody to see. Having done the VFX for well over 200 films, the studio went on to win the National Award for the Bollywood flick Shivaay, which had Ajay Devgn in the lead. Well, with NY Vfxwaala onboard for the VFX, we can expect some great visuals in Odiyan for sure. The shooting of this film began in Varanasi in August this year and is progressing at a breakneck speed. Directed by Va Shrikumar Menon with screenplay written by K Harikrishnan, the magnum opus is bankrolled by Anthony Perumbavoor under his banner Aashirvad Cinemas. M Jayachandran is composing the tunes for the songs and Sam Cs is scoring the background music. Shaji Kumar is cranking the camera for this flick with John Kutty signed up for editing. Mohanlal plays the title role in Odiyan and Manju Warrier is pairing up with him. Veteran actor Prakash Raj will be seen playing a pivotal role in this flick and he is sharing the screen space with Mohanlal after nearly two decades, which has upped the expectation levels for Odiyan. Touted to have some high-octane action sequences, the film’s stunt scenes are being choreographed by the Hollywood stunt choreographer Peter Hein. Prashanth Madhav has erected some great sets for the film which is set in a different era. Enanble Notification: NoTNM Marquee: No
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Two South Indian songs in the Oscar Race. Check here!

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this morning that 70 songs are now in contention for the best original song category. This will be further filtered to a final five songs. Amidst top international musicians like Taylor Swift, Nick Jonas, and Sia, the list features a young Indian musician's songs as well.

Pulimurugan was a Malayalam film which starred Mohanlal in which Gopi Sundar scored the music. Two songs from the movie have now featured in the top 70 songs in contention for the Oscars. The songs are Kaadanayum Kaalchilambe and Maanathe Maarikurumbe. This is indeed a...

'Didn't know Pranav had a younger brother': Fans floored by Mohanlal's new avatar

MollywoodThe star was photographed as he inaugurated the ‘MyG’ mobile showroom in Kochi’s Edapally.Tnm Staff mohan_lal_odiyan_look_01_750.jpgMohanlal was spotted in a new avatar in Kochi, and fans can't get enough A few days ago, actor Mohanlal had unveiled his character Manickan in the much-awaited Malayalam film Odiyan. The actor’s new look as Manickan had broken the internet. And if anyone doubted whether the new look was photoshopped, then those doubts can be obliterated now. Mohanlal looked fit in a blue t-shirt and dark shades and this new look is totally winning the internet on Saturday. The star was photographed as he inaugurated the ‘MyG’ mobile showroom in Kochi’s Edapally. Mohanlal has reportedly shed at least 15 kg to pull off the ‘Manickan’ look in Odiyan. This was one of the first times that the star has stepped out in his new avatar. And obviously, the fans can’t seem to get enough. The photograph he shared on Facebook has already got thousands of shares. One fan wrote: “I never knew that Pranav has a younger brother too. This year's youth icon award is confirmed. Height of Awesomeness!!! Another fan observed: “Inspirational and the good thing is that mohanlal himself aspires for this look and he enjoys the transformation. So obviously the energy can be visible on the screen. For humans looks give some extraordinary courage and spirit to perform. That too for a natural and spontaneous performer like him, we can really expect some wonders. No words, you make us curious sir.” Many fans lauded the star’s dedication in creating the new look. One said, “This transformation shows hard-work and dedication is matter whether it’s Hollywood or Indian cinema. Can’t wait to see this magic in cinema.” On Wednesday, the actor had shared a teaser that gave us a peek into the life of Manickan's younger self. Sharing the teaser on social media, Mohanlal wrote: "Odiyan Teaser. Unveiling the transition of #Odiyan Manickan. Presenting to you the young and vibrant Manickan in me who travelled back in time." The film’s poster had already showed a younger and muscular Mohanlal dressed in a sleeveless shirt as Manickan, the new teaser gives us more than a glimpse of who he is. Dressed in a mundu and a sleeveless shirt, this time Manickan is seen wearing a white shawl over his shoulders, with betel leaves in hand. Pulling off a clean shaven look, Manickan wears a neck chain with a giant pendant. "Gratitude to time, for being able to defeat so many years. For bringing me back to Thenkurissi, to a time that was much eventful in my life. Odiyan Manickan is ready. The game will now begin," Manickan says, munching on the betel leaves. "Shall we start then?" he adds. Odiyan is expected to hit the theatres in 2018 and ever since the shoot began, the makers of the film have been releasing promotional videos to keep the audience posted about the journey. According to the film's director Shrikumar Menon, Odiyan is an athlete, who can see and crawl in the dark, no matter how rough the surface is. In the film, Mohanlal will be seen portraying several stages of Manickan's life, spanning across decades. The story is set from 1950 to 2000 and all efforts are being taken to ensure the era is captured well on camera. Peter Hein, the popular Hollywood stunt master, is choreographing the stunt sequences for the film. It may be mentioned here that Peter Hein had worked with Mohanlal in Pulimurugan, which went on to become a huge hit, and they share a good rapport. Odiyan will be dealing with the age-old black magic known as Odividya, revealed the film’s director. #Odiyan Teaser. Unveiling the transition of Odiyan Manickan. Presenting to you the young and vibrant Manickan in me who travelled back in time. #OdiyanRising — Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) December 13, 2017 Enanble Notification: NoTNM Marquee: No
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Rajinikanth lauds Mohanlal’s look in 'Odiyan'

EntertainmentMohanlal shed around 15 kilos of weight to look younger and fitter and has indeed achieved this goal.Digital Native Misx124.jpgRight from the time the first look and teaser of the Mohanlal starrer Odiyan released online, fans have gone gaga over it. It is clearly evident that the star had done everything to make his role look convincing. According to the film’s director Vs Shrikumar Menon, accolades are being showered on the film and the most important of it came from the Superstar Rajinikanth. He revealed that Rajinikanth, on seeing the teaser, called Mohanlal and appreciated his new look in the film. Speaking to Manorama News the director said, “We have seen Lalettan’s moustache-twirling heroism. Now we can see his heroism without moustache. I am a Lal fan too". It may be mentioned that Mohanlal had done a lot of homework to get into the skin of the character in the film. He shed around 15 kilos of weight to look younger and fitter and has indeed achieved this goal. Odiyan, the fantasy thriller, stars Mohanlal as Odiyan Manickyan and Manju Warrier as Prabha. The star cast also includes Prakash Raj, Siddique, Innocent, Narain, Kailash, Sana Althaf, Appani Sarath and Nandhu. Directed by Va Shrikumar, the film is produced by Antony Perumbavoor under his banner Aashirvad Cinemas. M Jayanchandran is composing the music for the songs in the album while Sam Cs is working on the background score. Shaji Kumar is working on the film’s cinematography while A Sreekar Prasad had been roped in as the editor. Hollywood stunt director Peter Hein is choreographing the stunt sequences and Prasanth Madhav is creating the sets for this period flick. The shooting of this film is happening at a breakneck speed with plans to release it on March 30 as a summer special. With the makers of Odiyan releasing the teaser and it going viral, the expectation levels for the film have gone up, particularly to catch Mohanlal in action. Enanble Notification: NoTNM Marquee: No
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Mohanlal as young Manickan from 'Odiyan' breaks the Internet with his transformation

A few weeks ago, actor Mohanlal had promised to unveil his character Manickan in the much-awaited Malayalam film Odiyan

On Wednesday, the actor shared a teaser that gives us a peek into the life of Manickan's younger self. Sharing the teaser on social media, Mohanlal wrote: 

"Odiyan Teaser. Unveiling the transition of #Odiyan Manickan. Presenting to you the young and vibrant Manickan in me who travelled back in time."
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Discussions on for Prithviraj-Mohanlal film 'Lucifer'

Right from the time reports about the PrithvirajMohanlal project surfaced last year, fans have been waiting eagerly for more information on it. Lucifer was announced in September last year and it marks the directorial debut of Prithviraj. Mohanlal plays the lead role in the film, which will be scripted by Murali Gopy. Anthony Perumbavoor is bankrolling it under his banner Aashirvad Cinemas.
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