The movie narrates the story of a remote village and the incidents pertaining to the electrification during the post-independence period of India.

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Nedumudi Venu ...
Sundaresan Pillai
Sreenivasan ...
Kuttan
Vineeth ...
Josekutty
Sitara ...
Rama
Soorya ...
Malu
Thilakan ...
Raman
Kunjandi ...
Thomachan
M.S. Thrippunithara ...
Nampoothirippadu
Krishnan Kutty Nair ...
Shekharan
Innocent Vareed Thekkethala ...
Dr. Rajasekharan Pillai / Rajappan (as Innocent)
Valsala Menon ...
Rama's Mother
Kukku Parameshwaram ...
Panchami
Jagannathan ...
Drama Artist's Father
Chandran Nair ...
Maash
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The movie narrates the story of a remote village and the incidents pertaining to the electrification during the post-independence period of India.

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29 May 1987 (India)  »

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And There Was a Village  »

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A terrific story about a series of changes in a village
20 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Set in a remote part of Travancore-Cochin, Oridathu tells the story of a village where electricity arrives for the first time. Accustomed to more earthy resources of energy, the villagers perceive this modern innovation as a threat to their natural way of life. The film depicts the narrow mindedness and hypocrisy of village life with humor. What the film underlines, is the necessity for basic ethical premises, whatever one is engaged in. The film strictly is not on the effects of modernity or modern technology. This is just incidental - the theme could be anything. In this instance the overseer is a man without any scruples - and that is the central point.


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