Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumarakanam Review & Rating|
Actor Salim Kumar’s directorial debut Daivame Kaithozham K Kumarakanam is out. Starring Jayaram, Anusree Nair, Nedumudi Venu, Pradeep Kottayam, Sreenivasan, Harisree Asokan, Indrans, Anjali Nair in important roles, the film is produced by Salim along with Allwyn Antony, Sreejith Ramachandran and Zachariah Thomas. Music is scored by Nadirshah.
The film starts with God Almighty (Nedumudi Venu) who plans to make a trip on the earth and stay at a couple’s house namely Krishna Kumar (Jayaram) and his wife Nirmala (Anusree) who are always fighting over trivial things in life. God tries to intervene to set things right for the couple. What follows between the lord almighty and the couple is a set of bizzare events which leads to a competition between god and man as to who is superior among the two.
The movie has an interesting storyline with Jayaram making a comeback to the silver screen in the role of a gram-sevak of Unnayipuram village. The arguments between the couple and God and Krishna Kumar are somewhat hilarious and calls for applause. The first half sets up the story where not only all characters are introduced but also touches upon some major social issues like gender equality and couples swapping their responsibilities which offer some funny moments. But alas! Salim Kumar’s Daivame Kaithozham K Kumarakanam somewhat loses steam during its narration.
The film becomes preachy at times though Jayaram puts in a decent performance. Nedumudi Venu as the God in the film is not convincing as some scenes are forced and fail to connect with the audience. Salim Kumar's supporting cast is good in parts with Anjali Nair. Sreenivasan, Harisree Asokan and Indrans handling their parts well but the screenplay somewhat lack novelty.
Cinematography by Sinu Sidharth fails to take the film to the next level while the background score by Bijibal does not support the film much. Songs by Nadirsha are average as the tracks seem to be a lift from the 90s.
Overall, Daivame Kaithozham K Kumarakanam is a rehash of some of the yesteryear Malayalam flicks which fails to generate any interest. Actor Jayaram alone cannot salvage this ordinary fare from Salim Kumar.
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Daivame Kaithozham K.Kumarakanam is an easily forgettable movie which takes the audience for granted. Salim Kumar loses his grip as a director halfway through the film which reminds you of familiar mediocre comedy skits. A few good performance including Jayaram's and the leading lady's Anusree's are wasted in a movie like this while Nedumudi Venu sadly looks infixed in his role. Dialogues, which are mostly lackluster, look forced at many parts and so is humour. Clearly, either the writer, director lack any conviction on the topics he chose for his cinema- gender roles, women empowerment and such. Or else he underestimates his audience and thinks he can pass off some sexist observations and loose remarks coated in humor as comedy. Save a few good laughs, Daivame Kaithozham K.Kumarakanam is a mostly disappointing affair and most remarkably, a bad excuse for a "Fun Family Fantasy" film.
DK3 gives a feeling of dejavu, a rehash of some yesteryear south Indian flicks but unfortunately, it ends up being neither here nor there. Jayaram could’ve chosen a better subject for a comeback film as this one seems to be old wine in a new bottle. A remake of Akshay Kumar’s Oh My God could’ve been a safer bet but comedian turned director Salim Kumar’s flick lacks the punch and has nothing novel to offer in terms of story and content…DK3 is ok and an ordinary fare which might not go the distance I guess.
Daivame Kaithozham K Kumarakanam is a Pongal release comedy family drama which marks the directorial debut of comedian-actor Salim Kumar. Daivame Kaithozham K Kumarakanam stars Jayaram who is making a comeback after a small gap. The flick also has Anusree Nair, Nedumudi Venu, Pradeep Kottayam, Sreenivasan, Harisree Asokan, Indrans, Anjali Nair in important roles. The film is produced by Salim along with Allwyn Antony, Sreejith Ramachandran and Zachariah Thomas.
The plot of the film revolves around a couple (Jayaram and Anusree) staying in a village whose house is visited by God to acquire a first-hand knowledge about the couple’s problems. What follows is an argument between the two which leads to a competition proving who is superior to them. The events that follow make for an interesting watch.
Let’s find out what sort of a fare the movie is and how much it has impressed the audiences.
What one finds is that the comedy family drama’s first half has been set up beautifully initially giving an impression of being a remake of Akshay Kumar’s Oh My God but nothing of that sort it is. The first half narrates the scenes in a fictitious village where a married couple is at loggerheads when God almighty (Nedumudi Venu) decides to spend a few days at their house as a guest to solve their issues. What follows in the satire is a lot of funny moments filled with gags between God and Jayaram who try their level best to be one up.
As Daivame Kaithozham K Kumarakanam film comes to a closure we try to find out overall how much the audiences liked it.
The audiences have liked the comical interaction scenes between God and Krishna Kumar (Jayaram) and his wife Nirmala (Anusree) where a solution for gender inequality is raked up and also scenes involving the couple swapping their responsibilities offers a lot of funny moments. Salim Kumar as a director somehow loses control in the second half which makes the film less convincing. Nedumudi Venu appears to be a miscast as the God in the film.
Despite having some decent performances by Jayaram and Anusree, Daivame Kaithozham K Kumarakanam ends up getting mixed responses making it a watchable average film.
What Is It About?
With Daivame Kaithozham K.Kumarakanam, actor-director Salim Kumar is switching his gear into the mainstream commercial Malayalam cinema as a director. Starring Jayaram, Anusree, Nedumudi Venu, Surabhi Lakshmi, Indrans and Sreenivasan, Deivame Kaithozham K.Kumarakanam is touted to be a fun-filled family entertainer revolving around the travails of K Kumar and his family. Written by Salim Kumar himself, the movie marks his third directorial after Compartment and Karutha Joothan.
What To Expect?
- Fun, Humor And Laughter
Salim Kumar's first two directorials- Compartment and Karutha Joothan- despite being critically appreciated, failed to pull the crowd into theatres as they somber tales and grim reflections of society and history. With Daivame Kaithozham K.Kumarkanam, Salim Kumar is switching the gear; he has come up with a fun-filled, full-on family entertainer which seems to be seasoned with satire and humor. He seems to have brilliantly infused irony and pantomime in everything starting from the very title of the movie to the teasers, trailer, and even posters. And from the looks of it, one can definitely hope for some good laughs.
- A Big Treat For The Family Audience
One of the major attraction of the movie is its stellar cast which has the line up of some of the endearing actors like Nedumudi Venu, Indrans and Sreenivasan who have a knack for humor and drama. The movie is expected to bring back the good-old Jayaram of 90's. His simple-and-humble look for the movie received a warm welcome from the part of the audience. Actors like Surabhi Lakshmi, Kochu Preman, Harishree Asokan are also a favorite of the family audience.
- Jayaram-Sreenivasan Classic Combo
Jayaram-Sreenivasan buddy pairs are one of the evergreen combos in the history of Malayalam cinema. With their striking chemistry and spot-on timing, the duo has made many movies memorable. Their movies like Ponmutta Idunna Tharavu, Thalayanamanthram, Sandesham, and Yatrakarudue Sradhaykku among many others are still cherished and remembered for the classic performance of the duo. Daivame Kaithozham K.Kumarkanam bring backs the duo on screen after a gap that spans nearly a decade. The anticipations are quite high on this side and their combo is indeed something to watch out for.
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