“Odiyan” is a fantasy thriller entertainer scripted by Harikrishnan and directed by VA Shrikumar. The songs are composed by “M Ja..

Odiyan Movie Review

Odiyan Movie Review Malayalam Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Odiyan"
Runtime: 2 Hours 55 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 14-12-2018
Genre: Drama, Thriller
3.5 / 5.0



Odiyan” is a fantasy thriller entertainer scripted by Harikrishnan and directed by VA Shrikumar. The songs are composed by “M Jayachandran” and Sam CS composed the BGM. Antony Perumbavoor produced the film under the banner Aashirvad Cinemas. Shaji Kumar cranked the camera and Johnkutty edited the film. Odiyan has the star cast of “ Mohanlal,” Manju Warrier, Prakash Raj, Innocent Vincent, “ Siddique,” “ Narain,” Sana Althaf, “ Kailash,” “Nandhu,” Manoj Joshi, Santhosh Keezhattoor and Sreejaya Nair.

Odiyan Manikyan, who stayed away from Thenkurissi, his village, returns after 15 years. The villagers deride him and even threaten him to get out of the village. Why did Manikyan stay away from the village? Manikyan and Prabha are childhood friends. Ravunni is Prabha’s cousin. Ravunni and Manikyan don’t have good terms. Their rivalry becomes intense after the death of people from Prabha’s family. After the deaths, Manikyan leaves the village. What is the reason behind the death? Why did Manikyan return? Did he prove that he is innocent? What happened to Prabha and Ravunni? Watch the film in theaters!
Star Performance
Mohanlal excels in his role, as ever. His expressions are fantastic. A scene where he looks Manju that he is not guilty is a masterpiece. Manju has got a tremendous performance-oriented role. She gives a fierce competition to Mohanlal with her exemplary performance. Prakash Raj is excellent as usual.
The script is different and the screenplay too. The selection of the stars is perfect. But, the dubbing should have been better for Prakash Raj, as it tests his performance. The characterization is good. The director has carried out the suspense throughout the film. The VFX works are good. The cinematography, songs and the BGM are excellent. However, we feel that the length should have been trimmed a bit. Action scenes have come out well and thanks to Peter Hein, the Puli Murugan, choreographer.

What’s There?

  • The performances of the stars are fantastic
  • Music and the camera work are excellent

What’s Not There?

  • Editing should have been sharp, a bit
  • Dubbing for Prakash Raj is weak


Odiyan is definitely an excellent treat to Mohanlal fans. The film that has good performance is worth watching. Try this film and you will say that you have spent on a worthy film!