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2.00

Much Ado About Nothing

Odiyan does not do justice to the kind of ambition it set out to achieve, suffering from poor writing and not so impactful execution; it comes across a huge opportunity lost.(more)

Source: Sethumadhavan, MovieCrow

3.50

Director Shrikumar has ably executed Harikrishnan's script that doesn't have mass dialogues or scenes but goes for grounded storytelling. It's quite contrary from all the pre-release hype.

Odiyan would have been a highly engaging film even for the fans expecting a 'mass' movie. Even otherwise Odiyan has good acting, a well thought-out script and brilliant action scenes that the family audience would enjoy. VIDEOS(more)

Source: Sanjith Sidhardhan, Times Of India

2.50

Fascinating concept wasted by poor execution

Mohanlal's recently-released Odiyan is the perfect example of how an intriguing script can be messed up by poor execution, says our review.(more)

Source: Janani, India Today

2.50

Low on imaginative energy

Shrikumar Menon's Odiyan simply fails to live up to his eerie reputation or create that rare sorcery on screen.(more)

Source: Navamy Sudhish, The Hindu

3.00

Mohanlal Excels In This Journey Through Manikyan's Eventful Life!

Odiyan is not an out-and-out mass entertainer as it has a different approach. Odiyan might not be a film that has lived up to the expectations but still it is a decent movie that keeps us engaged. Go in with less expectations and you might enjoy it.(more)

Source: Abhijith, One India

2.00

Mohanlal's Manikyan is fast and sharp, but the film is not

Odiyan was like a rubberband that was stretched to the point of breaking. The one to snap, of course, was the audience.(more)

Source: priyanka Sundar, Hindustan Times

1.00

The Mohanlal film is a sanitized tale that lacks punch

The lackluster pace of the movie drags down even the performances of seasoned actors like Prakash Raj and Manju Warrier. Mohanlal, more or less, looks lost in the film. It feels like he was so occupied by his weight loss achievement that he failed to notice that the film is not allowing the actor in...(more)

Source: Manoj Kumar R, Indian Express

2.00

Mohanlal's transformed physique, Manju Warrier are USPs of a reasonably watchable mytho-fantasy

This passage, and that excellently choreographed fight to the finish between Manikyan and his enemies exemplify Odiyan's potential - a potential it has not lived up to. As things stand, it is neither extraordinary nor memorable, but it is engaging enough while it lasts.(more)

Source: Anna MM Vetticad, Firstpost.com

User Reviews

2.0

Badri Shah

The most expected movie of Mohanlal ends with a disappointment . Script lacks a lot nd it goes dull in screen making. Great Hard work by Mohanlal is let down by the screen making. Overall v can watch it for Mohanlal Acting & Performance. (more)

0.5

Ajay Ajeev

Odiyan .. very bad direction & Scripting. VFX and other technical works are disturbing . Music is fine. Biggest disappointment in mollywood 2018 (more)

Music Tracks

No. Song Title Lyric Writer Performer(s) Listen here
1 “KONDORAM” Rafeeq Ahamed Sudeep Kumar & Shreya Ghoshal Listen
2 “Enoruvan ” Prabha Varma Mohanlal Listen
3 “Maanam” Rafeeq Ahamed Shreya Ghoshal
4 “Nenjile.” Lakshmi Sreekumar Shankar Mahadevan
5 “Muthappante” Lakshmi Sreekumar M G Sreekumar
6 “Jukebox” Listen