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Kammara Sambhavam (2018)

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Kammaran Nambiar is a crooked man whose life story as an unscrupulous Indian peasant is turned into a film where he is glorified as a freedom fighter with much manipulation of history.

Director:

Rathish Ambat

Writer:

Murali Gopy
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dileep ... Kammaran Nambiar / Dileep
Siddharth ... Othenan Nambiar
Murali Gopy ... Kelu Nambiar
Namitha Pramod ... Bhanumathi
Bobby Simha ... Pulikeshi
Shweta Menon ... Malayil Maheshwari
Vijayaraghavan ... Francis
Siddique ... Bose
Manikuttan ... Thilakan
Indrans ... Surendar G.
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sonia Albizuri ... Ireen Cougan
Babu Annur ... Pattar
Arun ... Newsreader
Baiju ... Siju
Vinay Forrt ... Bar Owner
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Kammaran Nambiar is a crooked man whose life story as an unscrupulous Indian peasant is turned into a film where he is glorified as a freedom fighter with much manipulation of history.

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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

27 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$143,538
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More than a historic retelling ; a satirical gem.
14 April 2018 | by CobertNeedeSee all my reviews

Kammara Sambhavam, a concept that will be loathed by many, a effort that will be praised by few. This is how experiments should be brought on. A prime example of how to deviate from the usual, conventional way of presenting a plot so rich and full of opportunities, in the most genre-breaking way ever. Truly a eccentric presentation, filled with some drawbacks that hinder the 'entertainment' a bit.

Rathish Ambat's slick frames looks nothing like you would expect from a debutant. Fitting Music, an engrossing BGM and a terrific on screen presence from Dileep make this a entertaining watch throughout, no holds barred. Dileep performs majestically. From the trademark Dileep of cheap, slapstick comedy flicks, he sure has made a grand comeback. Both as an actor and as a person. From the scrawny, twisted mind of the young Kammaran to a old, decaying Kammaran, Dileep sure keeps the audience glued to the screen.

Namitha Pramod, Murali Gopi (also as the man behind the script), Shewtha Menon and almost every single cast performed just as they should've. Special mention to Sidharth, who just brings the required class to the movie. The second half (satirical part) brings the actor to his complete potential.

Murali Gopi has just scripted his best after Left Right Left. From a disaster Tiyaan, he has finally written something that doesn't make him feel like a person who just symbolizes the crap out of everything.

Kammara Sambhavam was touted as a, well mostly as a Epic historical movie. It's far from that. Think of the film as a uneven mix between a rigorous tale of betrayal and a really good satirical, comedy ride.

The first half is the epitome of exemplar filmmaking. After the 2009 historical outing Pazhassi Raja, it is surprising that no major historic epics were greenlit in mollywood. Kammara Sambhavam may not be a epic in proportions, but it is sure a epic in terms of the achievement in making a plot so experimental, a vibrant success.

The second half streches, a bit. But enough to maintain the attitude the film has amassed from the first. With moments that test you to moments that comply with events of real life, the film just couldn't hit the spot they so badly wanted.

This is how a vision, a risk should be brought on screen. And a big 'Yes' from me.


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