Mohanlal is awaiting release of Velipadinte Pustakam. After wrapping up his current commitments, the actor is on a holiday in Bhutan. He will return and start work on the supernatural story Odiyan.

His look in the fantasy drama is already out and some say he will play a magical character in the film. As many know, Mohanlal is a trained magician and escape artist.

​In Odiyan, he will play the character of Manikyan who belongs to the Odiyan tribe. Many consider them to be gangsters and they are known for their magical abilities. Manju Warrier plays an important role in the film. Prakash Raj has been signed as the antagonist. The film is directed by ​V A Shrikumar Menon who is also directing the 1000 crore Randamoozham with Mohanlal in the lead.

​Odiyan is slated to release next year​.