Ore Kadal

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Ore Kadal
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Directed by Shyamaprasad
Produced by Vindhayan
Written by Shyamaprasad
Starring Mammootty
Meera Jasmine
Narain
Ramya Krishnan
Music by Ouseppachan
Cinematography Alagappan
Edited by Vinod Sukumaran
Release date(s) August 27, 2007
Running time 100 minutes
Country India
Language Malayalam

Ore Kadal (English: The Sea Within) is a 2007 Malayalam film written and directed by Shyamaprasad. The film examines the extra-marital relationship between an intellectual economist and a housewife. It stars Mammootty, Meera Jasmine, Narain and Ramya Krishnan.

Ore Kadal was chosen as the inaugural film of the Indian Panorama section at the International Film Festival of India.[1] Ouseppachan won the National Award for the Best Music Director for Ore Kadal.

Plot[edit]

The film is based on Sunil Gangopadhyay’s novel Hirak Deepthi. Dr. S.R. Nathan (Mammootty) is a world-renowned professor of economics. A theorist to the core, he always harps on his pet topics of poverty and developmental issues that concern the developing world. He is a loner who hits the bottle. He is not a womanizer though; in his own terms, he loves their company.

His close friend Bela (Ramya Krishnan) is more practical. She tries to identify herself with some of the stark realities of life.

Deepti (Meera Jasmine) is a housewife who stays in the same apartment complex with her husband (Narain) and son. Her husband is on the lookout for a job. On his persuasion, Deepti approaches Nathan.

Their chance encounter ends up in a complex relationship. But Nathan is unperturbed and quite unmindful of his ways. While Deepthi gets a feeling of guilt, Nathan just shoos it away. In fact, he is working on a book on middle-class attitudes and notions. Yet, when confronted with real questions, Nathan loses ground — a reference to the pseudo-intellectual image.

Here, the director closely examines the disturbing relationship between two individuals. Deepthi is not able to pull herself away from Nathan.

The undercurrents in the minds of Deepti and Nathan, their tormented souls as turbulent as the sea, are captured on frame dexterously by Alagappan, the cameraman. Though the film does not give any direct message, it does hint at what makes or breaks a relationship.

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

Ore Kadal
Soundtrack album by Ouseppachan
Released 2007
Genre Film soundtrack
Ouseppachan chronology
July 4
2007
Ore Kadal
2007
Nazrani
2007

The soundtrack features five songs composed by Ouseppachan and lyrics penned by Gireesh Puthenchery. All songs and background music is composed in the Carnatic raga Shubhapantuvarali. Syamaprasad told Ouseppachan that this movie's mood is serious. So he composed the music in that raga. The soundtrack earned Ouseppachan the National Film Award for Best Music Direction.

Song Artist(s)
"Manassinte" Sujatha Mohan, G. Venugopal
"Nagaram Viduram" Vineeth Sreenivasan
"Oru Kadalay" Navin Iyer
"Pranaya Sandhyayoru" Bombay Jayashri
"Yamuna Veruthe" Shweta Mohan
"Yamuna Veruthe" Ouseppachan

Film festival participation[edit]

Awards[edit]

National Film Awards

Kerala State Awards 2007

Dubai Amma Awards 2007

IFFK 2007 Awards

  • NETPAC Award for the Best Malayalam Film
  • Fipresci Award for the Best Malayalam Film

Asianet Film Award 2007

Film Critics Award 2007

  • Best Movie
  • Best Director
  • Best Female Singer
  • Best Camera man
  • Best Sound Recorder

Vanitha Film Award 2007

FOKANA Film Award 2007

Sify Award 2007

Amrita Film Awards 2007

Others

  • John Abraham Award for Ore Kadal
  • V.Santharam National Award for the Best Actress - Meera Jasmine
  • First Sreevidya Award for Best Actress - Meera Jasmine
  • Bollywood & Beyond 2008 (Stuttgart, Germany): Audience Best Film Award for Ore Kadal [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indian entries for IFFI". The Hindu. 2007-10-17. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Malayalam Film Wins Award at Germany's Indian Festival". Daijiworld.com (2008-07-22) Retrieved on 2008-08-04

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