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Kismath Movie Review: Simple Yet Impactful!

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Kismath, which has Shane Nigam and Shruthy Menon in the lead roles, has hit the theatres today(July 29). The film co-produced by Rajeev Ravi under the banner of Collective Phase One, has been distributed to the theatres by Lal Jose, through LJ Films.

The movie Kismath, is said to be an intense love story with a realistic touch. The film marks the directorial debut of Shanavas K Bavakutty, who has also penned the script for the film.

Click below to meet the Cast & Crew Of Kismath. Also view some official posters of the film..

Kismath Movie Review


Kismath is based on a real incident, which happened in Ponnani region of Malappuram district in Kerala. The film narrates the of story of a 23-year-old Muslim boy named Irfan and 28-year-old Dalit girl named Anitha, who are in love with each other. Both their families are against their wish and things take a turn when they decide to marry and seek the help of the police.

About The Film

Kismath is much beyond a normal love story. The film isn't in the lines of movies like Thattathin Marayathu or Ennu Ninte Moideen, which had out-and-out romantic stories as the core theme. Kismath, apart from narrating a love story, the movie also takes you through the events that happen in a police sation, staying true and real for the entire running length.

There are moments in Kismath which would make us feel for the characters and at the same time certain sequences would make us think about the society that we live in and that's where Kismath wins hands down.

Cast & Crew

Shane Nigam, who played important roles in films like Annayum Rasoolum and Kammatipaadam appears as Irfan. He fits perfectly as the stubborn Irfan and has given a convincing performance, especially in sequences in the police station. His command over the dialect needs to be appreciated.

Shruthy Menon has given a decent performance as Anitha. Alencier Ley, once again proves his wide range in acting. The film has a host of comparatively new and unfamiliar faces, who all have done a good job. But, the show stealer definitely is Vinay Forrt who has given a crackling performance as S I Ajay C Menon.

Script & Direction

Since the movie is based on a real event, writer-director Shanavas K Bavakutty has done a good job in making the film look real. His experience as the Councillor of Ponnani municipality seems to have helped him a lot in scripting the events of the film.

The director has made it a point to stay away from unwanted commercial elements and thus the realistic approach stays intact throughout the film. More importantly, he has tried to convey a message to the society, without going preachy. But, there are few sequences that shows that there is room for improvement in the film-maker in him.

Cinematography & Editing

Suresh Rajan has handled the cinematography and he has set some frames that looked raw and real. He has wonderfully captured the events that unfold in the police station. B Ajith Kumar and Jithin Manohar have done a good job in keeping the movie below 2 hours.

Music & BGM

Sumesh Parameswar, Shamej Sridhar and Sushin Syam have handled the music department. The song Kisapaathayil stands out and suits perfectly to the mood of the film. The background score could have been better.


Kismath might not be everyone's cup of tea. The film is for all those who love to watch realistic and meaningful movies. A simple but impactful movie that would hunt your mind even after leaving the theatres.

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