Indian superstar Mohanlal with A K Mansoor, Managing Director of Chicking, at Dubai Festival City on December 8, 2018.


Mohanlal’s Odiyan hits box office record


DUBAI – Malayalam fantasy adventure film Odiyan made a box office record on its first day, raking in an estimated 370 million rupees (Dh18.89 million) worldwide.

Indian superstar Mohanlal was in Dubai on December 8 to promote the fantasy adventure film Odiyan, which reportedly raked in 40.42 million rupees in the UAE on its opening day.

Thousands of fans flocked the global film launch at Dubai Festival City last week, which was sponsored by homegrown UAE fast food chain Chicking. A K Mansoor, Managing Director of Chicking, received a token of appreciation from Mohanlal at the Dubai launch.

Odiyan, which was penned by Indian National Award winning writer K Hari Krishnan and directed by VA Shrikumar Menon, is inspired by Kerala’s folklore. The film follows the life of Manickyan, a sorcerer from the Odiyan clan that have shape-shifting abilities.

The film, which is currently showing in the UAE, also stars Prakash Raj, Innocent and Manju Warrier. GAD/Expat Media

In pictures: Fans receive free movie tickets from Chicking at the premiere of Odiyan in Dubai


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