'Oliver Twist', the famous classic by Charles Dickens, is being made into a Malayalam film and the film's shooting is slated to begin on October 30.
"It is not the story of a particular region or age, but a representation of all orphans and street urchins in the world," Satish Paul V Raaj, film Director and V K K Panicker, its producer, told mediapersons here last night.
Dickens work, set in 1836, tells the tale of a street urchin, Oliver Twist.
Things have not changed. Twist appears in Malayalam witnessing the many epoch making social changes.
"But it does not repeat the old story," Sathish, who is making his debut as Director, said.
Udaya Raj, the child actor, who had acted in over 40 films, and won the national award for his role in the tamil feature film 'Nilakkalam', is playing the lead role of the urchin in the film also titled 'Oliver Twist'.
Malayalam film director, Thampi Kannanthanam, will be essaying the role of Antony Louis, the strict disciplinarian of the Juvenile Home.
This is Kannanthanam's first film as an actor.
"Twists are there in and around us. The are born out of our crazy lifestyles and irresponsible social attitudes," Satish said.
"Profit is not the sole aim of producing this film. Our aim is to give the public a good film. If profit was our aim, we would have chosen experienced artists in the film,"he said.
The film will be shot at Vagamon, Kuttikanam and in some parts of Kochi.