Rajinikanth impressed by Mohanlal’s transformation for Odiyan

The filmmakers recently revealed a teaser unveiling the new look of Mohanlal from the film, which is fast nearing completion. He has appreciated Malayalam superstar Mohanlal’s body transformation for his upcoming film Odiyan. Mohanlal has lost about 18 kgs in about 2 months to play the younger version of Odiyan Manikyan. He went through 60 days of rigorous training. Watch Odiyan teaser here:

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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd The director also noted that it was just the beginning of Mohanlal’s long transformation journey as the 57-years-old actor is also preparing to play the protagonist in The Mahabharata. “Since I will be playing the protagonist role in the film, the next two years are very important and crucial for me,” Mohanlal said, adding that he should prepare himself both mentally and physically to play MT’s vision of Bheema on the big screen. This is a step to become Randamoozham’s Bheeman,” Shrikumar told Manorama News. “Everyone says fans were astonished. I am no longer astonished. Related News
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Odiyan will mark the directorial debut of Shrikumar, who is a well-known ad filmmaker. He will also be helming Mohanlal’s next film The Mahabharata (Randamoozham in Malayalam), which will be made on a whopping Rs 1000 crore budget. In the epic film, Mohanlal will be seen playing the role of Bheema. The expert trainers will be with him for a couple years more. The film is based on renowned writer M T Vasudevan Nair’s celebrated novel Randamoozham, which narrates the epic saga from the perspective of Bheema. 2017-12-15T20:26:49+00:00″>
Updated: December 15, 2017 8:26 pm

Mohanlal has lost about 18 kgs in about 2 months to play the younger version of Odiyan Manikyan. National Award-winning choreographer Peter Hein has already been roped in for the project. Debut director Shrikumar Menon revealed that Rajinikanth called Mohanlal to congratulate him on his new look.