Himalayathile Kashmalan Malayalam Movie

Feature Film | 2017 | U
Pretending to be a satire, this film falters in every aspect and it deserves a big thumbs down.
Aug 1, 2017 By K. R. Rejeesh

Abhiram Suresh Unnithan's second directorial, "Himalayathile Kashmalan," is an apt synonym for gibberish. The actors are vying to present themselves as dimwits and all of them share this 'honour' equally. This film is a botched attempt to imitate the slapstick comedies in the 80s. The thread of the movie sets the premise for an interesting narration and satire but the on-screen action reminds you of the comedy skits on television channels.

The absurdity starts when Manu Saraswathy (Bala Govind) is being trapped in the house of Hima (Hima Shankar). His friends Rahul (Anoop Ramesh) and Unni (Jins Baskar) decides to save him from the house without the knowledge of Hima's husband Sukumaran (Rahul Nair). The ensuing pandemonium till the end of the movie has the presence of Vasuttan (Dheeraj Denny), Jose (Chandunath), Vismayan (Anand Manmadhan) and Shreya (Likha Rajan) et al.

Except a few sequences in the beginning, the film provides utter dismay, and it jeers at the sensitivity of the audience. Abhiram handles things in a relaxed manner without even bothering at least about the sensibility of viewers. The deeds of his characters give the feel that the whole villagers are plonkers. The director's efforts to extract comedy from the foolish acts of his characters go in vain in most parts. So the output is mundane and disappointing.

The character Vismayan is the chief wrecker of the film as far as the comic part is concerned. His antics and dialogues create a nauseating milieu amidst the commotion. A host of new faces and their loads of absurd acts are not enough to evoke laughter. Instead they only help increase the burden of viewers.

If you look for any positive aspects in the film, they are Aravind Chandrasekhar's music, which has a pacifying effect, and the Thiruvananthapuram slang.

K. R. Rejeesh