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Kismath xlg.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byShanavas K Bavakutty
Written byShanavas K Bavakutty
Screenplay byShanavas K Bavakutty
Produced byRajeev Ravi
CinematographySuresh Rajan
Edited by
  • B. Ajith Kumar
  • Jithin Manohar
Music by
Pattam Cinema Company
Distributed byLJ Films
Release date
  • 29 July 2016 (2016-07-29)
Running time
103 minutes

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.[1]

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.[2] The screenplay was conceived by Bavakutty while serving as the town's Municipal Councillor.[1]

A trailer was released on 20 July 2016.[2] The film released on 29 July 2016.[3] The film was a commercial success.[4]



Kismath [5]
Soundtrack album by
Sushin Shyam, Sumesh Parameshwar, Shamej Sreedhar
ReleasedJuly 22, 2016
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Sushin Shyam chronology
Lord Livingstone 7000 Kandi
Kismath [5]
1."Kisa Paathiyil"Anwar AliSushin ShyamSachin Balu3:27
2."Nilamanaltharikalil"Rafeeq AhamedSumesh ParameswarK. S. Harisankar, Sreya Raghav3:51
3."Loneliness"-Sumesh ParameswarSreya Raghav1:33
4."Chilathunaam"Anwar AliShamej ShreedharMadhushree Narayan5:05
5."Aane Madanapoo"Moyinkutty VaidyarTraditionalKabeer Nallalam3:17
6."Vinnu Churanna"Anwar AliSumesh ParameswarM. P. Neesa3:29
7."Theme Music" Sumesh ParameswarShreya Raghav1:24


  1. ^ a b George, Anjana (10 July 2016). "Shruty Menon to romance Shane in a real-life love story". The Times of India. Retrieved 21 July 2016.
  2. ^ a b "'Kismath' movie trailer featuring Shane Nigam, Shruthy Menon, Vinay Forrt gets fabulous celebrity response". International Business Times. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  3. ^ "'Kismath' movie review: Live audience updates of Shane Nigam, Shruthy Menon-starrer". International Business Times. 29 July 2016.
  4. ^ N. Jayachandran. "Newcomers gain as Mollywood witnesses fresh whiff of change" Manorama Online 19 May 2018 [1]
  5. ^ "Kismath (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Sushin Shyam, Shamej Shreedhar & Sumesh Parameswar". 22 July 2016.

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