Dealing with the intricacies of human relationship have always been the successful forte of story telling for Shyama Prasad. And while into these kind of themes, he has never ever disappointed us from the beginning of his career as a film maker, as he attempts a film only when a potential subject urge him to make one visual beauty on that. He knows how to craft a beautiful movie while resorting to the good story lines of established literary figures like K Mohanan, Lalithamabika Antharjanam (Agnisakshi), Tenessee Williams (Akale), S L Puram, Ganga Prasad Vimal (Bokshu The Myth) and even an Albert camus...And that is why he emerged as a master story teller in a short time, a rare breed of director who have no complaints on the lack of good story material.
Shyamaprasad has gone in for an adaptation of Sunil Gangopadhya's Heerak Deepthi for this Onam in Ore Kadal. And with the film, he has delivered a dark but humanistic, gripping and life-illumining film, which takes only a few minutes to make you realize that it has begun its seduction, impossible to resist. It tells more about man's endless desire to acquire, to separate needs and conveniences in the new globalize society. It also touches on the sexual and emotional imbalance existing between couples- A kind of film that will not allow you to reach for your popcorn as you sit eager in want to enjoy every word, follow every twist in another great script and wonder at the way the seemingly complicated plot devices are merged. What you may really cherish in the end is not alone its smartness, but its endearing appeal as a love story, unless you are a traditionalist.
Told poetically and uncompromisingly by the director, once again employing an extractive style and imagery that transcends realism. Ore Kadal is a sensitive tale of Deepti, a middle class housewife, who is irresistibly drawn to a radical, forthright intellectual, Nathan, who is a renowned social scientist, more comfortable with his theories. Dr Nathan a loner and alcoholic, who is studying the inequalities of the Indian society, hardly recognize any feelings of life as he finds economics, as what that rules the world. He often shares his values with high class call girl Bela, who is his only friend and who often shares everything with each other for "Being happy for the moment, which is your life and realizing that there are no mistakes in life, only things you do and don't do". He doesn't believe in relationships, or any kind of emotional bonding, rather than the needs of the hour. The movie also delves with the changing value systems of the middle class in this age of globalization, where the dividing lines between right and wrong, honesty and deceit, loyalty and betrayal, are increasingly narrowing down. It may be the same self-torture that the two protagonists are exposed to live with.
Dr.Nathan once happens to help Deepthy, a lady staying with her husband Jayakumar, in the same flat, to take her son to a hospital. He soon develops a fascination for her in a moment to celebrate, which ends in bed, which is nothing new to him. But for Deepthy it is the opening of a new world where she is drawn more emotionally to him. Very soon the genius helps her in many ways, even by getting her husband a job. Both share many intimate moments together but refuses, to accept that they are slowly but surely falling in love. As she gets pregnant, Deepti's mounting sense of guilt pushes her towards mental instability. Her husband and children are caught unaware of the emotional conflict that she have and her return to sanity even after three years doesn't lessen her inner suffering.
What the film follows is about the destiny that had brought together, two persons from two different surroundings, a plenty of odds that would tear them apart melting their burning passion, And then...the overcoming of the preponderating fields of hurt,