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Villain (Malayalam) Movie Poster

Trivia for Villain (Malayalam)

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  • The film teaser, which was officially released through Facebook by Mohanlal, became the fastest 1, 2 and 3 million views club teaser in Malayalam film Industry, all within one day of release.
  • The movie is the fourth venture where Mohanlal and Manju Warrier share screens in pivotal roles, after Aaram Thampuran, Kanmadam and Ennum Eppozhum. In 1998, Summer in Bethlehem also saw them sharing screens, but Mohanlal was only in a guest appearance.
  • Villain is the first Indian film to be completely filmed and to be released in 8K resolution
  • Villain is the first Indian film to be filmed completely in 8K resolution. Red's Weapon Helium 8K S35 camera was used in the film. As of 2017, no theaters in Kerala are equipped with 8K projection with only a few even having 4K. Addressing it Unnikrishnan said, most of the Indian films are filmed in 1.8K resolution and are up-scaled to 2K or 4K for theatre screening, which result in quality loss. Filming in 8K can resolve this as down-scaling to 2K or 4K will not compromise quality and gives high sharpness to visuals.
  • Director chose Zeiss Otus lens to use in the camera, which is originally used in still cameras. With cinematographer Manoj Paramahamsa he conducted test shoots 3 - 4 months prior to filming. His inference was, Otus lens, having high sensitivity and sharpness will multiply the workload of a focus puller, but will compensate with a greater output. Low lighting was extensively used in the film and the film have no static shots.
  • Tamil superstar actors Vishal and Hansika Motwani first Malayalam movie.
  • Bollywood actress Raashi Khanna's first Malayalam movie.
  • Malayalam actress 'Shweta Menon' dubbed for actress Raashi Khanna.
  • Actor Prithviraj was cast but got replaced by Vishal due to his previous shooting commitments.
  • Actor Vishal spend a total of 24 days in the film, by halting his three films in Tamil. He did this to full-fill his ambition to work with Malayalam actor Mohanlal.
  • Telugu star Srikanth's first Malayalam movie.
  • Tamil superstar Vishal's first villain role in his career.
  • Crime thriller drama with a run-time of 2 hours and 17 minutes, got censored with a 'U' certificate.
  • The film's satellite rights have been sold for a humongous Rs. 7 core by channel Surya TV.
  • The film shot on 8k was edited using Adobe Premiere editing software.
  • Script was written as a action vehicle clash of two Superstars 'Mohanlal vs Prithviraj', but was reduced into a crime drama after actor Prithviraj's withdrawal.
  • State award-winning actor Vinayakan was cast in the movie, but later the role was dropped out from the story.
  • Prithviraj's brother actor Indrajith was also attached with the project.
  • Bollywood diva Sunny Leone was approached to do an item dance in the movie, but the idea was later dropped to make it as a family movie.
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