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  • Oridathu

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     1'''Oridathu''' 
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     4aka Somewhere aka And There Was a Village 
     51986 112’ col Malayalam 
     6d/s G. Aravindan pc Suryakanti Film Makers 
     7c Shaji N. Karun 
     8lp Nedumudi Venu, Srinivasan, Thilakan, 
     9Vineeth, Krishnankutty Nair, Surendra Babu, 
     10Kunhandi, Chandran Nair, Soorya, Sitara 
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     13Set in the 50s in a remote part of Travancore 
     14Cochin, the story tells of a village, rather like 
     15the one in Aravindan’s Thampu (1978), 
     16threatened by electrification. Although the 
     17absurdities and the small-minded hypocrisies 
     18of village life are depicted with humour, the 
     19film produces a strange impression since the 
     20conclusion it reaches, that life is better without 
     21electricity, also condemns the very existence of 
     22cinema as a legitimate means of expression. 
     23The key to the film can be found in Aravindan’s 
     24statement that in the small village where he 
     25was born there was no electricity until he was 
     26ten years old, and that he felt nostalgic for 
     27those pre-pubertal times marked by the 
     28memory of people moving about with torches. 
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     30[[Film]]