Cast : Shane Nigam , Sruthi Menon , Vinay Fort , Alencier Ley ,Surabhi
Direction : Shanavas Bavakutty.
Plot : Kismath explores the love story between Irfan and Anitha , who belong to different religions . To add to the complications , Anitha is 5 years older than Irfan .
My views : Kismath starts with a quick view into a day at ponnani , starting from dawn to mid night , with a melodious Mapilla paatu in the background .
The first half , introduces us to the day to day activities at the police station , with more focus on SI Ajay Menon ( Vinay Fort) , where the verdict is decided by him , which is usually favourable towards the rich. The first half slowly makes pace for the second half . The second half is high on emotions . The love blossoms in a jiffy , but what binds the two so much that they defy everybody around is not shown . They also decide to get married in a short duration of the relation . This connect is what lacked for me as a viewer .
Shane Nigam as Irfan/Irfu is soft spoken , rude when needed , a rebel in his own way . He expresses a lot using his eyes . I was on the verge of tears , each time his voice cracked on screen . Probably the only one who makes a connect with him is his Ummachi and Anitha .The only time we see him smiling is when he is around his ummachi and Anitha , which shows that he has a morbid relation with the rest of the world.
Shruthy Menon puts up a mature performance as Anitha . I also liked Ley as the expressionless and emotionless father .
Surabhi(M80 moosa fame) as Selena has a small screen presence , but she makes the most use of it . She had me in splits , for the small duration she was on screen. Infact, she had the entire theater laughing out loud .I liked her the most. What a tremendous show !
Vinay Fortt as Ajay menon tries to terrorism everybody around . He is soft towards the rich.
The cinematography requires a special mention , ponnani looks so beautiful through the lens . The songs are melodious and have been shot and placed well . The song ‘Kisa Paathiyil’ is my favorite and it has a lot of meaning and emotions attached to it.
Kismath based on a real story and the power packed performances and the portrayal by the director, makes the movie realistic . Age,religion never comes in between the two lovers . The family is against the love because of the society. The length of the movie is just right , it couldn’t have been shorter and it would have dragged , had it been longer .
I was very skeptical about watching Kismath because of the newbies, but now I feel it was my good Kismath watching Kismath . I am a sucker of romantic movies , especially those which have a lot of friction in it . I would suggest you too catch Kismath at a screen near you .
Quotes that caught me :
Anaku enne vishwaasam illallo.
Ivante miduku kondu onnum alla , nair aaya konda
Ivale matham maatumo?
Njaan paranja kaaryam onodu parayenda tto..praanthanaanennu…..
Chilappo ijju onnu matham maarendi varum ..
Olu aa jaathi aayathu olde kuzhapama ?
Remometer : 4/5
Remometer Legends :
1 : I ran out of the theater.
2 : I will never watch this again.
2.5 : average . Can skip watching on big screen.
3 : One time watch on the big screen.
3.5 : Fan girl. Will definitely watch again , that too on big screen.
4 : Overwhelmed. Can’t stop thinking of it . Deeply moved .