Odiyan review : Breathtaking tale

Odiyan, the much anticipated movue is released today across 12,000 shows. It is true if we say that fans and Mollywood was counting each minutes for the Odiyan release. Mohanlal appears in lead role and Odiyan is getting wide applauds from everywhere. Here is the Odiyan review.

First half talks about the shape shifting aspect of Odiyans and the narration by Mammootty made those awesome. Aged Manikyan returns to village in Thenkurissi after 15 years. Entry of Mohanlal is appreciable.


First half thereafter narrates the story of Manikyan and why he left his village. Prabhla and Ravunni were introduced here and first half progress through the story of these three people. Manju Warrier plays the role of Prabha and Prakash Raj appears as her cousin Ravunni.

Even though the first half lacks some features, second half filled those gaps along with the amazing climax. Background music was terrific and holds movie to keep its pace. Action scenes also need to be mentioned. Twists in between helped Odiyan to keep the cheers for the whole showtime.

Odiyan as in the stories, Odiyan Manikyan is presented as the king of Odividya. Mohanlal, once again proved his stardom. The effort that he put fod the movie is clearly visible in screens and at the same time it ia reflected in the fans. His excellent performance brought theaters to another level.

VA Shrikumar marked his debut through Odiyan. There were reports that movie has crossed 100 crore before the release. His directorial vision and the way he approached and presented the tale of Odiyan manickyan has got some critic comments.

Screenplay by Harikrishnan gave a different way of approach for the tale. But movie lacks at some point and people came with much expectations and movie fails to meet those.


Background music which is very adaptive and most suitable for the scenes, helped the movie to give the feel to the audience that they are also part of Odiyan tale. Terrific back ground score helped to gave movie this impression.

Still, movie lost something somewhere in between. But the performance of Mollywood super star fillup those gaps. It is important to mention about the excellent performance of other actors also. Manju Warrier, Prakash Raj showed complete sincere approach towards their character.

Odiyan is a must watch movie because of performance of each character and the visual treat that will be effective along with background music. Excellent climax can be another. Second half fills the gaps that first half has made. So Odiyan holds the breath of viewers.

BBM Rating 2.5/5

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