Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumarakanam Malayalam Movie

Feature Film | 2018 | U
Salim Kumar's film has an interesting premise accompanied by astute sarcasm but after a certain point the director loses the control of the proceedings, resulting in the poor outcome of a fantasy.
Jan 13, 2018 By K. R. Rejeesh

The first impression about "Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumarakanam" is that it overtly showcases the unleashed sarcasm of a writer-director. Salim Kumar has made a deliberate attempt to quell his genuine craft to make a comedy entertainer in a fantasy mode. Digressing from his usual pattern, he explores the other side of his creative angle but it yields only a dismal result. The film is tempting in a few areas where it foments the prospects of becoming a perfect satirical story.

Gender equality is the major concern of the director, and the idea of exchanging chores and even biological specialities peters out. The episode of argument between husband and wife in the presence of the God (Nedumudi Venu) citing their rights is meant for didactic purpose but such an effort has only an inane effect to the whole film.

The lead character, Krishna Kumar, essayed by Jayaram, revives the protagonist in "Veruthe Oru Bharya" and aptly Nirmala (Anusree) complements it in the role of a typical homemaker. Jayaram in his role as a Village Extension Officer has minimal efforts to portray K. Kumar. He just reprises the 'husband' you have watched umpteen times. Anusree also is placed in a safe zone but she has performed quite convincingly.

As a viewer, one would take a little time to come in terms with the theme intended for conveying messages and taking a potshot at the practices in the society. Salim Kumar lambasts the current system and the prying eyes of the media with his sense of humour. Even then the screenplay is at the receiving end due to lack of proper attention. The latter half slips out of his hand and there is complete chaos, leaving the audience perplexed.

Though traversing through a refreshing terrain, this film loses its focus in the middle and the effort of airing message conveys only mediocre effect.

K. R. Rejeesh


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