Odiyan is a 2018 Indian Malayalam - language film that is directed by V. A. Shrikumar Menon and written by Harikrishnan. This is a fantasy drama film that stars Mohanlal, Prakash Raj, Manju Warrier, Innocent, Siddique and Manoj Joshi. Dubbed versions were released in Tamil and Telugu.
The film follows the theme of the legend of the Odiyan clan, who are believed to possess shapeshifting abilities and can take up animal forms.
Now, the problem arises with the arrival of electricity in Kerala in the early 20th century under British rule. Due to this, 'Odiyan' clan - gangsters find it difficult to survive as they can shapeshift in only darkness.