Kaamuki Review & Rating
It is great expectations movie buffs have been awaiting the third directorial of Binu S who have previously directed the sleeper hits Ithihasa and Style. Starring Askar Ali and Aparna Balamurali in the lead roles, Kaamuki, is touted to be a female-centric romantic film with a fair dose of comedy and suspense. The film also stars actors like Baiju, Rony David Raj, and Kottayam Pradeep among others. Unmesh Unnikrishnan and Chandu Orange have bankrolled this anticipated film under the banner of First Clap Movies banner. Read Kaamuki review below.
Achamma (Aparna Balamurali) is the second daughter of Varghese Maash. She grows up as a tomboy who doesn't give in to the societal norms of how a girl of her age should be. However, after she promises her dad to never hurt him like the way her elder sister did by eloping with a guy, Achamma tries to pull off a normal life. But soon she signs up for an MSW course away from home to break free. There she comes to know Hari Krishnan (Askar Ali), a blind young man who doesn't feel his disability is, in any way, a drawback. The rest of Kaamuki is about how Achamma blindly falls in love with Hari.
Aparna Balamurali puts up a spectacular performance in the role of young and vibrant Achamma in this cliche-ridden, disappointing tale of romance which is backfired by its own morale. Askar Ali, in his role as a physically challenged yet jovial person, does justice to his role. Some of the scenes in the film has the actor reminding one of his brother Asif Ali; even in mannerisms and expressions. While the rest of the cast deliver convincing performances in their respective roles, Rony David Raj, who appears in a rather cheesy role, handles his part well and is worth a mention.
For anyone who expects a female-centric romantic flick, Kaamuki would be a huge disappointment. The director, who has earlier helmed two successful movies which were novel attempts in Malayalam, lets down the audience with redundant cliches, out-of-the-place humor, body shaming and also a fair share of sexist jokes. The film, indeed, to tries to send out a relevant message. But sadly, it falls flat by its own double standards. The true saving grace of Kaamuki is its eloquent background score and appealing visuals which makes it a beautiful watch.
Final Word: Kaamuki is a crippled by cliches, body shaming, and whatnot a women-centric film should have stayed away from. For people who only care about entertainment, it makes an entertaining one time watch.
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What Is Kaamuki About?
Kaamuki, directed by Ithihasa fame Binu S, is a romantic film which tells the story of Achaama, a feisty, fun-loving girl who falls in love with a blind young man at the college. Aparna Balamurali and Askar Ali star in the pivotal roles of Kaamuki. While other prominent roles are handled by Baiju Kurup, Kavya Suresh, Rony David Raj and Kottayam Pradeep, the movie features a horde of newcomers in the supporting cast.
What To Expect From Kaamuki?
Aparna Balamurali's Stunning Performance In Yet-Another Bold Role
Starting from her debut film Maheshinte Pratheekaram, Aparna Balamurali has donned a number striking and bold characters. Kaamuki also features her in a feisty avatar in the role of fun-loving and spirited teenage girl. A few glimpses of the actress has already grabbed the attention of the audience to the film and it is very likely the actress will steal the show in her first female-oriented movie. Watch out for it.
Askar Ali's In a Challenging Role
Kaamuki features Askar Ali in a role that is different from the two roles he has done so far. He essays the role of a college-going blind man in the film. His previous films, Honey Bee 2.5 and Chembarathi, did not give him the breakthrough as a potential actor. Moreover, his performance also failed to fetch the favor of critics, both times. However, Kaamuki has the actor is a role that has amble scope for performance and lets see what the young actor is up to this time.
Another Memorable Movie From Binu S
Binu S is known for directing the movies Ithihasa and Style. While Ithihasa was a highly experimental fantasy comedy flick, Style was an action thriller which took the less trodden path. Both the movies with its novel plots and stylish treatment, went on to become sleeper hits at the box office. Kaamuki marks his third directorial outing and this time, interestingly, the director has laid his hands upon another new genre: a female-centric romantic comedy!
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