Thursday, December 17, 2009

Orikkal Oru Chritmas Raavil... A World Classic in Kairali TV on Christmas Eve

Director: Rafeek Ravuther
Script: Kaliph Anaz
Airing Date: Dec. 24, 2009
Airing Time: 16.00 (UAE)

Septuagenarian actor Thilakan portrays the lead role  of Charles Dickens’ well-known character Ebenezer Scrooge in a New Malayalam version of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ The tele-film titled as Orikkal Oru Christmas Raavil… is directed by Pravasalokam fame Rafeek Ravuther.

“Even after a one-and-a-half century, the message of A Christmas Carol is still relevant to the materialistic society,” says Rafeek. He added “We are grateful to veteran actor Thilakan for donning the tough role despite ailments. His performance will raise the bar of handling Dickensian character’s in the future.”

The film is produced by Nayanthara Communications and was picturised in Kochi and nearby areas. Other important roles are played by Tony, Shafeeq, Murali, Rajesh, Majeed, Mehboob, Shameem Poovath, Pollachan, Roji Varghese, Paulose, Geethu, Master Roshan and Baby Abhishna.

A Christmas Carol tells the experiences of Ebenezer Scrooge on a Christmas evening during the Victorian era. The script-writer Kaliph Anaz, Editor, Asian Lite Magazine published from London, is recreating the sequences in Fort Kochi.

Jacob Mathews aka Mathai (Thilakan) is a self-made businessman like Scrooge. He is minting millions with his flourishing spice export business but ignoring the welfare of staffs and the society. The greedy and selfish Mathai is totally unaware about the plight of  the under privileged during the festival season. His Office Assistant represents the working class in Kerala society. Even though Tony is working for a millionaire businessman, he is struggling to meet the basic needs of his children on a Christmas Day.

Three Ghosts visit Mathai on a Christmas evening and trying to convince him about the importance of compassion especially during Christmas.

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