Mohanlal celebrated his 62nd birthday a few days ago, and his birthday celebration got merrier after the Hindi version of his fantasy drama Odiyan crossed 10 million digital views.
The elated actor was quoted saying, “South Indian cinema is getting exposure to viewers from the entire country. Indian cinema is breaking the barriers of language today. Odiyan is a movie very special to me. Odiyan is folklore from Kerala. North Indian audiences getting to know and appreciate it is such a wonderful thing. Thank you, everyone. Wishing Odiyan to reach more crores of viewers.”
Even the film's director V. A. Shrikumar shared his views on the same. He said, “Hindi audiences are applauding Mohanlal’s performance in Odiyan. His impeccable acting talent is a matter of pride for the entire country. His character need to reach a global audience. The country’s wide recognition for regional language movies is indeed a cultural progression. Odiyan is an Indian superhero. There are numerous indigenous characters like Odiyan all over the country. In this age of technology, the recognition received for the Hindi dub of Odiyan which was originally released four years ago is an example of the widening horizons of cinema."
For the unversed, Odiyan is inspired by the legend of the Odiyan clan which is folklore. It is currently the highest grossing Malayalam movie till date. Bankrolled by Antony Perumbavoor under the production house of Aashirvad Cinemas, the flick was released on 14 December 2018.