|Directed by||Shanavas K Bavakutty|
|Produced by||Rajeev Ravi|
|Written by||Shanavas K Bavakutty|
|Screenplay by||Shanavas K Bavakutty|
Pattam Cinema Company
|Distributed by||LJ Films|
Kismath (from kismet; transl. Fate/destiny) is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language romantic drama film written and directed by debutante Shanavas K Bavakutty. The film stars Shane Nigam as Irfan and Shruthy Menon as Anita, two star-crossed lovers from different religious backgrounds (Islam and Hinduism). It is produced by Rajeev Ravi under the banner of Pattam Cinema Company, and in association with LJ Films and Akbar Travels.
The film narrates the real-life story of two young lovers from Ponnani, in Kerala - a 28-year-old scheduled caste girl and a 23-year-old Muslim boy - who faced backlash from society for their relationship in 2011. The screenplay was conceived by Bavakutty while serving as the town's Municipal Councillor.
- Shane Nigam as Irfan
- Shruthy Menon as Anita
- Vinay Forrt as Sub Inspector Ajay C Menon
- Alencier Ley Lopez as Sayed Bava Thangal
- Sajitha Madathil as the warden
- Surabhi Lakshmi as Saleena
- P. Balachandran as Appu Nair
- Sunil Sukhada as Assistant Sub Inspector Nair
- Anil Nedumangad as Mohanan
- Vijayan Karanthoor as K T
- Jayaprakash Kuloor as Aboo
- Binoy Nambala as Shihab
- Abu Salih as Irfan's friend
|Soundtrack album by |
Sushin Shyam, Sumesh Parameshwar, Shamej Sreedhar
|Released||July 22, 2016|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Sushin Shyam chronology|
|1.||"Kisa Paathiyil"||Anwar Ali||Sushin Shyam||Sachin Balu||3:27|
|2.||"Nilamanaltharikalil"||Rafeeq Ahamed||Sumesh Parameswar||K. S. Harisankar, Sreya Raghav||3:51|
|3.||"Loneliness"||-||Sumesh Parameswar||Sreya Raghav||1:33|
|4.||"Chilathunaam"||Anwar Ali||Shamej Shreedhar||Madhushree Narayan||5:05|
|5.||"Aane Madanapoo"||Moyinkutty Vaidyar||Traditional||Kabeer Nallalam||3:17|
|6.||"Vinnu Churanna"||Anwar Ali||Sumesh Parameswar||M. P. Neesa||3:29|
|7.||"Theme Music"||Sumesh Parameswar||Shreya Raghav||1:24|
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- "'Kismath' movie trailer featuring Shane Nigam, Shruthy Menon, Vinay Forrt gets fabulous celebrity response". International Business Times. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
- "'Kismath' movie review: Live audience updates of Shane Nigam, Shruthy Menon-starrer". International Business Times. 29 July 2016.
- N. Jayachandran. "Newcomers gain as Mollywood witnesses fresh whiff of change" Manorama Online 19 May 2018