Kismath haunts …

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
Vaa umma.

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 .
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2 thoughts on “Kismath haunts …

  1. I liked those quotes too. Specially the last one. And as you so well put it, every time irrfu’s voice cracked, it was painful. Even the uncertainty, fear and anxiety was depicted so well by him. He was living the role! Nice review 🙂

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