The complete actor Mohanlal has a great following in the South film industry. Long back, Mohanlal shined in a special song from the movie Gaandeevam where he danced along with Balakrishna, and ANR. After a long time, he made a straight Telugu debut in the film Manamantha, directed by Chandra Sekhar Yeleti. Later, he acted in Janatha Garage in a key role.
So far, the only biggest solo hit for Mohanlal in Telugu is Manyam Puli which was the dubbed version of the super hit Malayalam film Puli Murugan. The buyers got the film for 1.5 crores and ended up making a profit close to 6 crores.
Basing on the success of Manyam Puli, Mohanlal's latest film Odiyan was brought for 5 crores in Telugu. This is a huge risk for sure considering the weak market for Mohanlal's dubbing movies in Telugu.
Manyam Puli became a hit because of many factors but it did not help the actor in terms of a hike in the market value but the producers sidelined the facts and sold the dubbing rights for a huge price which is a huge risk now.
As of now, the early reports of the movie are not so encouraging and the movie might disappoint in terms of the revenues.