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Theatrical release poster
Directed byShanavas K Bavakutty
Produced byRajeev Ravi
Written byShanavas K Bavakutty
Screenplay byShanavas K Bavakutty
StarringShane Nigam
Shruthy Menon
Vinay Forrt
Anand Bal
Music bySushin Shyam
Sumesh Parameshwar
Shamej Sreedhar
CinematographySuresh Rajan
Edited byB Ajith Kumar and Jithin Manohar
Pattam Cinema Company
Distributed byLJ Films
Release date
  • 29 July 2016 (2016-07-29)
Running time
103 minutes

Kismath (from kismet, meaning fate/destiny) is a 2016 Malayalam-language romantic drama film written and directed by debutante Shanavas K Bavakkutty. 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 a 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 July 20, 2016.[2] The film released on July 29, 2016.[3] The film was a commercial success.[4]



Kismath [5]
Soundtrack album by
Sushin Shyam, Sumesh Parameshwar, Shamej Sreeshar
ReleasedJuly 22, 2016
GenreFeature film soundtrack

All lyrics are written by Anwar Ali except where noted; all music is composed by Sumesh Parameswar except where noted.

1."Kisa Paathiyil" Sushin ShyamSachin Balu 
2."Nilamanaltharikalil"Rafeeq Ahamed K. S. Harisankar, Sreya Raghav 
3."Loneliness"  Sreya Raghav 
4."Chilathunaam" Shamej ShreedharMadhushree Narayan 
5."Aane Madanapoo"Moyinkutty Vaidyar Kabeer Nallalam 
6."Vinnu Churanna"  M. P. Neesa 
7."Theme Music"  Shreya Raghav 


  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]
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