'Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham' movie review: Rollicking and funny

Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham, written and directed by Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval hinges on a simple, light-hearted theme, intended to trigger laughter and laughter alone.

Pavithran, played by Nivin Pauly, is a junior film artist running a fledgling drama school. His wife Haripriya, played by Grace Antony, is a TV serial actress. The mismatch of expectations and realities drives a wedge in their relationship. And, they live separately untill Shalini's uncle Shivan (Sudheesh) brokers a patch-up. Though broke, Pavithran manages to get a pair of dangles and sets a trip to Munnar in a bid to please the disgusted Shalini.

The narrative gathers steam as the couple reaches Munnar and checks in to a hotel. The events that unfold thereafter form the crux of the movie.

We see Nivin Pauly in new avatar. However, we miss out on the intensity and focus on his charcter, something which was never noticed of the actor in his previous movies. Slightly bulky, Nivin Pauly is seen gasping to time it well in dialogues and action at times.

The ensemble cast will be noted for their fabulous performance. Especially, the characters of Grace Antony, Jafar Idukki, Vincy Aloshious and Vinay Forrt are outstanding. Their immaculate timing and histrionics keep the strands of the plot together.

The main drama carries the real-life heft, but the sequences and interactions are dolled out frivolously. The overdose of verbal pun and idiotic goof-ups meant to generate situational humour often takes the drama to a non-sensical plain. But one would definitely sit through the whole course with the curiosity of watching a sitcom.

The heat and pace of the events never go amiss in the camera cranked by Vinod Illampally. The music and the background score by Yakzen Gary Periera & Neha Nair elevates the fun mood the drama.

The movie succeeds in pitching itself as a light entertainer with no deeper meaning or message to offer. An one time watch, Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham won't disappoint you much. But Nivin Pauly urgently needs an effective fitness regime if he is serious about his acting career.

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