Kismath is a delightful watch!

Kismath- Delightful watch!



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Monday 01 August 2016

Movie Title

Kismath is a delightful watch!


Shanavas K Bavakutty

Star Cast

Shane Nigam, Sruthy Menon

Debutant director Shanavas K Bavakutty’s Kismath, which is based on a real event, raises some pertinent questions about the attitude of the society that we live.

It all begins when a 21-year-old Muslim young man Irrfan (Shane Nigam) goes to the police station in Ponnani one morning with his girlfriend, Anitha (Sruthy Menon). He wants the cops to help him and his girl, as the society is opposing their relationship because they belong to different religions and worse still, she is older to him by seven years or so and is from a Dalit community.

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They are made to wait in front of the police station for hours as the sub inspector is yet to come. Meanwhile, an Assamese youth is harassed by the cops after he comes there with a complaint, a man is forced to accept a charge though he has not done anything wrong and many such routine exercises happen there.

Things go from bad to worse for the lovebirds as they finally meet Sub Inspector Ajay C Menon, played by a terrific Vinay Forrt. He believes that he is a law unto himself and threatens the youngsters. He calls their family and the drama takes a predictable turn with both the families opposing their affair vehemently.

It’s an honest narrative, which is hard hitting, topical and more importantly, the director has presented it all in an engaging manner. There are aspects which are a tad disappointing, like the rather hasty end for instance. One gets the feeling that it could have been more effective if there were mentions about the real life people on whose life the film is based and what happened to them eventually.

But all these doesn’t take away the film’s merits and this one is a bold effort, where the hypocritical mindset of our society when it comes to aspects like religion, caste and romance is shown here in an impressive manner. Suresh Rajan’s spectacular visuals and the music have enhanced the effect.

One the prominent factors that has worked for the film is the spectacular performances of the actors, both known faces and fresh talents. Shane Nigam, who was earlier seen in a few films like Annayum Rasoolum, Neelaksham Pachakkadal Chuvvanna Bhoomi and Kammatipaadam gets into the skin of the character that he is portraying and gives a superb performance. He is real and is a genuine talent to watch out for. Sruthy Menon is fine at best.

Kismath could have been better, but even in the current form it is one of most affecting movies during recent years. Two big thumbs up for this one. Go for it!

Kismath review- Verdict: Good

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