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Director  Shyamaprasad
Country  India
7.2/10 IMDb

Language  Malayalam
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Release date  August 27, 2007
Writer  Shyamaprasad (screenplay), Sunil Gangopadhyay (novel)

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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.


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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.


  • Mammootty as Dr. S. R. Nathan
  • Meera Jasmine as Deepti
  • Narain as Jayakumar
  • Ramya Krishnan as Bela
  • Sindhu Shyam
  • Soundtrack

    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.

    Film festival participation

  • IFFI Indian Panorama, 2007
  • Asiatic – Rome, 2008
  • Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland, 2008
  • Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, 2008
  • International Film Festival of Minneapolis, 2008
  • Cine Del Sur, Granada, Spain, 2008
  • Stuttgart Festival of Bollywood and Beyond, July 2008
  • Festival of Malayalam Films, Vollodoid, Spain, June 2008
  • International Film Festival of Kerala, 2007
  • Hyderabad International Film Fest
  • Pune International Film Festival
  • MAMI Festival, Mumbai
  • Habitat Film Festival, New Delhi
  • Asian Film Festival, Abudhabi
  • Awards

    National Film Awards

  • Best Regional Film
  • Best Music Direction - Ouseppachan
  • Kerala State Awards 2007

  • Second Best Film - Ore Kadal
  • Best Actress - Meera Jasmine
  • Best Background Score - Ouseppachan
  • Best Editor - Vinod Sukumaran
  • Dubai Amma Awards 2007

  • Best Movie - Ore Kadal
  • Best Actor - Mammootty
  • Best Actress - Meera Jasmine
  • Best Supporting Actress - Ramya Krishnan
  • Best Camera Man - Azhakappan
  • Best Music Director - Ouseppachan
  • IFFK 2007 Awards

  • NETPAC Award for the Best Malayalam Film
  • Fipresci Award for the Best Malayalam Film
  • Asianet Film Award 2007

  • Best Actor award - Mammootty
  • Best Actress award - Meera Jasmine
  • Film Critics Award 2007

  • Best Movie
  • Best Director
  • Best Female Singer
  • Best Camera man
  • Best Sound Recorder
  • Vanitha Film Award 2007

  • Best Actor- Mammootty
  • Best Actress - Meera Jasmine
  • FOKANA Film Award 2007

  • Best Actor - Mammootty
  • Best Actress - Meera Jasmine
  • Sify Award 2007

  • Best Movie - Ore Kadal
  • Best Actor - Mammootty
  • Best Actress - Meera Jasmine
  • Amrita Film Awards 2007

  • Best Director - Shyamaprasad
  • Best Actor - Mammootty
  • Best Actress - Meera Jasmine
  • Best Supporting Actress - Ramya Krishnan
  • Best Music Director - Ouseppachan
  • Best Female Singer - Shweta Mohan
  • 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
  • References

    Ore Kadal Wikipedia
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