'Oral Koodi Kallanayi' is nothing short of a typical 60's Mollywood social film. There's an unemployed graduate, a teacher, a poor farmer, a local financier, a sister, tea shop owner and Muslim girl and what not? It's perhaps a fun watch with the family. I enjoyed the comedic moments. Ambika seems to have a knack for comedy but she really does go over the top in the dramatic scenes (oh the screaming!). Too bad she wasn't offered much comedy films. She does fit the teachers role. Prem Nazir is adequate. Sheela springs a surprise as here she plays second lead to Ambika, instead of the heroine. She does a fine job and she's quite a dancer. The songs are quite melodious, my favorite being 'Karivala Vikkana' sung by the legendary P.Leela and filmed on Sheela. On the technical side, the film is okay for its time. The shots are quite good. The set designs, at times look fake but I doubt anyone cares as it's a black and white film. Anyway, to put it in a nutshell, 'Oral Koodi Kallanayi' is a decent flick that's perhaps more enjoyable to watch with the family (who know about Malayalam films) than solo.
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