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My favorite Adoor movie. The simplicity and charm of its narration is a refreshing change from the cliché-ridden patterns of the so-called 'Art-Movie' genre.

Coming of age story of a village simpleton, told through a chain of events and characters often funny andocasionally sad, and his ultimate ascent into the responsibilities of adulthood, is the core storyline. The script by Adoor himself is structurally flawless and often poignant. Great austerity is maintained in all aspects of production; from production design to sound design, and it lends the film a credibility and rawness, which only enforces the central theme better.

Adoor's restrain in using background score, practically none in this movie, I see it as a filmmaker's integrity towards a realistic representation of the life as it is.