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Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's most-hyped movie Odiyan, which has been directed by VA Shrikumar Menon, has struck a chord with viewers and has received a good review and ratings.

Written by Harikrishnan (Kutty Srank), Odiyan is a period fantasy thriller that explores odividya, a black magic practice, and the myths and folklore surrounding its shape-shifting adherents, who are called odiyans. Mohanlal is seen playing Manickyan, the last living odiyan in the world, while Manju Warrier and Prakash Raj appear in other important roles.

Odiyan features Innocent, Siddique, Manoj Joshi, Nandhu, Narain, Kailash, Sana Althaf, Santhosh Keezhattoor and Sreejaya Nair in the supporting cast. Shaji Kumar has handled cinematography for the movie and M Jayachandran and Sam CS have composed the music and background score.

VA Shrikumar Menon is making his debut as a director with the film, which is bankrolled by Antony Perumbavoor under the banner Aashirvad Cinemas. The promos show that the movie has brilliant production values and amazing visual effects are going to be the highlights of the movie.

Odiyan has been made on hefty budget of Rs 50 crore, which is the highest ever amount for a Malayalam movie. It has also been dubbed and released in Tamil and Telugu with the same name. The film has been premiered in a record number of screens in UAE, US, UK and other international markets.

Odiyan movie review: We bring you the viewers' review of Odiyan shared on social media. Continue to read live  audinece's response.

Prasad Mani‏ @Rasa_Prasad

#Odiyan - highly emotionally bonded movie,definitely not a mass kind movie. Go with open mind,gud family drama wit all ingredients is there to attract families. BGM is terrific! @Mohanlal is asusual rocked with his performance @iManjuwarrier has meaty role & space Rating - 2.75/5

T mIsFiT‏ @CinemaLover16

#Odiyan Massive intro scene build up wit crackling BGM Decent fight sequences in 1st half.main highlight odi Odiyan bgm 1st half is ok 2ndhalf heavy lag.editing Climax stunt sequence also nt much 2 say Overall: Wish they showed more abt Odiyan origin,history etc

Aadhi‏ @VastVideo_lyric

Odiyan review: Above average first half. Below average second half. Second half is predictable. Vfx,Mohanlal,bgm Lag. Not a good story line. Over hype. Except some slight problems, overall the movie is good. Rating: 3.5/5 #Odiyan

ഫനാറ്റിക്കൻ‏ @fanatican24

#Odiyan - 2.5/5. One time watch without expectation. Mohanlal only saving grace.. Rest all below par. Below average direction and story. Lagging in second half. Half baked climax.


@Mohanlal sir warched #Odiyan songs, fight, fantasy, acting everything is ther... But missed the mass appeal and flow.. @VA_Shrikumar At least you can try to show lalettan's face in the climax fight.

Arun Prabha‏ @ArunPra65295246

#Odiyan #Odiyanreview 1st half : Average. 2nd half : Too lag.. Below Average. *Weak Script & Pathetic Direction.. Fight sequence + BGM is the only positive side.. #Mohanlal #ShortReview : Below average.. #Rating : 2/5 #OdiyanSetting

Shaheer Jordan‏ @ShaheerJordan

Odiyan review : Above average first half Below average second half BGM and Mohanlal are extra ordinary. Lack of story narration Rating : 2.5/5 (for content lovers) 3/5 (for others) #Odiyan

SwathY KamaL‏ @swathykamal096

#Odiyan Interval : Slow paced moving till now! Terrific intro scene .. waiting fr second half!!! Odi scenes interesting bt not thrilling!!! Waiting waiting second half!! #NonLinearType bgm

#Zero #Petta‏ @josephshantto

#OdiyanReview: Entire Teaser is in first half...intentional scenes...action was cool...#Lalettan Super....#odiyan..No strong plot...Need to wait for second half....

Arjun Asok‏ @ImArjunAsok

#Odiyan First Half An Above Average One! Class & Mass! Slow-Paced till now! Lalettan Camera & BGM Fight Scenes & Odi Vekkal Expecting Something Great in the next half! #Odiyan movie review An Average First Half and a Good Second Half! Climax Fight Scenes A Good Story Line Was Missing! Lalettan does a tremendous job!, VFX and Camera ✌️✌️ Manju Warrier Kondoram was lit❤️ My Rating - 3.25/5 3.5/5 (If No Expectation)

Malayalam BoxOffice‏ @malyalammovieBO

Avg 1st Half for #Odiyan #Lalettan has been single handedly carrying it Disappointing Story and Direction so far BGM superb Hope 2nd half saves the movie

Akhil KS‏ @ksakhil55

#Odiyan #OdiyanFDFS #OdiyanReview Slow paced fantasy thriller ! Bit lengthy Predictable 2nd half. @Mohanlal uff goosebumps from first scene #Mass + #Class Worth watch Never go with high expectations

Suriya FaN ‏ @SamsSabir

#Odiyan First Half Update: At halfway point #Odiyan lacks the much needed high moments due to mediocre narration. A superb Mohanlal and terrific bgm scores makes up for the so far average impression.

Forum Keralam (FK)‏ @Forumkeralam1

#Odiyan First Half Update:At halfway point #Odiyan lacks the much needed high moments due to mediocre narration. A superb Mohanlal and terrific bgm scores makes up for the so far average impression. #Odiyan Falls flat with poor writing and unskilled direction making a potential one liner a huge disappointment #Odiyan Yes there was potential but an ambitious project like this needs skillful men behind this.With both the writer and director failing at their job its a collosal disappointment. #Odiyan : Expectations were lot from Peter Hein who rocked last time with Pulimurugan. But with an ordinary work he is also in the blacklist here.Even the much talked about 'Odi' scenes aren't convincing as most of them looks silly. #Odiyan Coming to the cast all the roles are poorly etched apart from @Mohanlal and a talented protagonist material like Prakash Raj is offered a plastic character which is another flaw. #Odiyan Technically the visuals are top notch and Sam's bgm work is commendable but the same cannot be said about editing which acts as a villain for the films non-linear narration. #Odiyan And about the hero @Mohanlal , we all know how much effort and pain he has gone through for this project but in the wrong hands all of that goes in vain.But his appearance is one of the few positives in this weak film.

Sarath R.S‏ @Pragmatic_Souls

#Odiyan is emotional than a expected mass from lalettan,somewhat lengthy and slow in between...songs are beautiful and climax fight also good..expected more...!!

Sajith Bhaskaran‏ @SajithBhaskara3

#odiyan.. Movie is a bit slow. Direction is not up to the mark. Good story line but the direction could have been better 3*

Kαмαℓ ツ‏ @KamalOfcl

#ODIYAN : Felt Like The Movie Is Too Lengthy !! 1st Half Intro Portions Are Only Btr ! @Mohanlal Acting Stunts : Peter Hein Again Done The Same Template Stunt Choreography, Nothing Changed !! Only Rare Clap Worthy Scenes !! Movie Drags In 2nd Half ! Don't Expext Much*☺️

Dr.Lee Han-yeol‏ @kandaknd

#Odiyan #Review A lazily written movie without proper entertainment. Too slow for a mass movie. #MohanLal is amazing in every scene. But the story disappoints.

@proudindian‏ @filmbuzz2017

#odiyan thoroughly disappointed. No mass no class, just hype. Directorial failure. Fights are also average compared to pulimurugan. No justice given to bgm and cinematography. Direction and screenplay falls flat. Personally with all the hype and thallu I give this 1.5/5

The Dark Knight‏ @itsMe_Rps

#Odiyan #Review A lazily written movie without proper entertainment. Too slow for a mass movie. #MohanLal is amazing in every scene. But the story disappoints. #Odiyan #Review It is written poorly. Not for fans, not for general audience. Poor direction is the main reason. #ManjuWarrier overacts in many scenes. The script is too boring for #MohanLal to shine.

Vivek_v‏ @Vivekv64098153

#Odiyan will not disappoint neutral audience even haters but it disappointed fans due to over mass expectation given by the crew that is the reason for negative reviews @Mohanlal what a performance

Nidin Jacob‏ @ImNidin

Odiyan ends up being a big disappointment.Had so much potential @Mohanlal is the only positive aspect of the movie.Manju Warrier,Prakash Raj are completely wasted.Weak Script,poor execution @VA_Shrikumar you have us an explanation,big time. #Odiyan

Amal mp‏ @Im_amal963

#Odiyan is pretty watchable movie with loads of heavy action with emotions mixed in appropriate ratio. Kudos to the director @mpadmakumar @Mohanlal @antonyperumbavoor

venugopal‏ @venuvakeel

Interval time : so far nothing extra ordinary #Odiyan Second half saves the movie big time .Hype creates over expectations and movie does not meet it. Laletten superb and BGM excellent. Script & Direction could have been far better . Rating 3/5 #Odiyan

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