Russian creator Fyodor Dostoevsky’s 1866 literary fiction novel Crime and Punishment has had innumerable variations and inspired numerous artistic endeavors over time. Debutant filmmaker Pious Raj’s upcoming Malayalam challenge Siddy is one such film that has its roots in Dostoevsky’s novel. “It’s closely inspired by the novel, however is just not an adaptation. The ‘crime’ and the ‘punishment’, that’s the deed and its repercussions (within the story) had been the inspirations. However, the film has a soul by itself,” says the filmmaker.
Siddy follows a younger regulation scholar Siddharth (Aji John), whose life adjustments endlessly when he comm its a homicide. The psychological turmoil that he suffers and what follows it contains the narrative.
Pious says that the crew met many actors to play the function of Siddy earlier than fixing on Aji, who himself is a filmmaker identified for movies akin to Namukku Parkkan and Hotel California. “When I met him, issues fell into place. The truth that he’s additionally a filmmaker made issues straightforward for me, and he has achieved very well within the film,” says Pious.
Siddy has cinematography by Karthik S Nair (an affiliate of Ravi Varman), enhancing by Ajith Unnikrishnan, and music scored by Ramesh Narayan. Pious additionally mentions he was amazed by how Ramesh, a National Award winner identified for his classical Hindustani music, composed techno music for the film.
Apart from Aji, Siddy additionally stars I M Vijayan, Akshaya Udayakumar, Rajesh Sharma, Haridas Swapna Pillai, Tanuja Karthik, Madhu, Venu Naryapuram, and Harikrishnan.
Produced by Maheswaran Nandagopal below his Surya Film Productions banner, Siddy is slated to hit screens on September 23.