() is a 2007 Malayalam film
written and directed by Shyamaprasad
. The film examines the extra martial relationship between an intellectual economist and a housewife. It stars Mammootty
, Meera Jasmine
and Ramya Krishnan
was chosen as the inaugural film of the Indian Panorama section at the International Film Festival of India
won the National Award for the Best Music Director
, for Ore Kadal
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 third world. He is a loner who hits the bottle. Not a womanizer though, in his own terms, he loves their company.
But his close friend Bella (Ramya Krishnan
) is more practical. She tries to identify herself with some of the stark realities of life.
Deepthi (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, Deepthi 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... Read More