The iconic Mohanlal is beyond any doubt one of the most decorated names in Malayalam cinema today. During an enviable career that spans over four decades, the National award winner has won the love of fans courtesy his evergreen personality, gripping performances, and range as a performer. Moreover, over the years, he has been a part of several classic films and proved that he is a synonym for excellence.
Now, ‘Lalettan’ is in the news for an awesome reason. In an exciting development, he recently took to Twitter and shared a photo of himself attending a store launch in Kochi and grabbed plenty of attention for all the right reasons. He was seen in a clean-shaven and leaner look which he carried off like a boss. As expected, his new avatar created a buzz amongst fans and sent them into a state of frenzy. Some of them even went to the extent of saying that Mohanlal looked so young that he could pass off as his son Pranav’s ‘younger brother’.
Still love you Laletta. My evergreen superstar 😘😘😍😍❤❤
— Adith Hari (@AdithHari7025) December 16, 2017
@Mohanlal malayalikalude swantham etta…..this is ultimate….can’t wait for Odiyan Manikkyan…!!!
— Arun S Kumar (@arun306090) December 16, 2017
Vintage lalettan 😍😍😍😍
— jinshid p n (@JinshidN) December 16, 2017
Well, that is how you make an impact!
Mohanlal will be sporting this youthful look in ‘Odiyan’ which is one of the most ambitious films of his career. In it, he will be playing the role of a man from the Odiyan community and sporting different looks. Sometime ago, it was reported that he had undergone a special fitness regime to get into shape for the film.
Talking about it, director Shrikumar had said that a 25-member team from France would be working on the star’s fitness.
“As part of the 25-member team from France, there will be masseurs, ayurvedic experts, dermatologists and hardcore fitness trainers. It’s also the first time such a team is brought in for an actor’s makeover in Malayalam cinema as we want Lalettan to have a refreshed look once the regime is over,” he had added.
Slated to hit screens in April 2018. ‘Odiyan’ also features Manju Warrier in the lead and has already created a buzz amongst fans. Its teaser was released a few days ago and it created a buzz in M-town. Interestingly, sometime ago, while talking about ‘Odiyan’, the director had said that it will feature several action sequences.
“There will be five action sequences and five songs – all of which are weaved in as part of the narrative. The action scenes will the highlight. Also, there will be a lot of special effects and we would be taking close to six months for the post production,” he had told a leading daily.
Interestingly, while announcing the project, VA Shrikumar had said that ‘Odiyan’ will be a visual treat for fans.
“Announcing my next project Odiyan. The movie, guaranteed to be a visual treat is produced by Antony Perumbavoor in the banner of Aashirvad Cinemas. The movie also prides itself as the directorial debut of famed advt director Shrikumar. Manju Warrier takes up the female lead role in Odiyan. National Award winning script writer Harikrishnan will be rendering script for the movie. Production design will be done by Sabu Cyril while Shaji Kumar will be seen behind the camera of Odiyan,” he had written on FB.
On a related note, this is a busy time for Mohanlal. He was last seen in the crime thriller ‘Villain’ and delivered an effective performance. Directed by B Unnikrishnan, the film did well at the box office despite receiving mixed reviews. In it, M-town’s ‘Complete Actor’ was seen alongside Hansika Motwani and Vishal.
At present, besides ‘Odiyan’, he has a film with Shahji and Renji Panicker in his kitty. This is the first time that this trio is working together. Recently, Shaji had said that the film will be shot on a big budget.
“Panicker is giving finishing touches to the story and definitely this is a big budget project with action as the highlight of the film. It tells the tale of a place where a new group of people come to settle and the problem starts,” the director had told a leading daily.
So, did you like Lalettan’s new look? Are you looking forward to ‘Odiyan’? Tell us in the space below