Kamuki

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Kamuki (2018)[1][2][3]
Directed byBinu Sadanandan
Produced byUnmesh Unnikrishnan
Screenplay byBinu Sadanandan
Story byBinu Sadanandan
Starring
Music byGopi Sundar
CinematographyRowin Basker
Edited bySudhi Maddison
CountryIndia
LanguageMalayalam

Kamuki is a 2018 Malayalam romance movie based on a true story[4] . It was written and directed by Binu Sadanandan, starring Askar Ali,[5] Aparna Balamurali, Baiju, Dain Davis, Rony David, and Kavya Suresh in the lead roles. The film's score was composed by Gopi Sundar.[2]

The film follows Achamma, who has spent her life trying to live up to her father's high expectations of not eloping like her older sister. However when Achama begins her studies at Sree Shankara College, she meets a fellow student, Hari, who brings her out of her shell to break out of the control of her domineering father.[6]


Plot[edit]

Kamuki is based on the true story of Achamma Varghese (nicknamed Achu) and her challenge in finding true love while growing up in India under the control of a domineering father.[7] Achu (Aparna Balamurali) is her father's (Baiju) favorite daughter. He forces her to promise not follow her sister's footsteps in running away with a boy and pressures his younger daughter to be the "good girl" of the family.[8] After completing her first degree, Achu and her friend Jeena (Kavya Suresh) pursue a master's degree in social work at Sree Shankara College.[9]

Achu keeps her promise until she meets Hari (Askar Ali) who is blind and his friend Jafar (Dain Davis) in college. Besides being blind, Hari have a clear vision of his future. Achu, on the other hand, prefers having fun instead of studying and begins to use heroin. Hari wins Achu's heart with his positive attitude and determination, unfortunately, her family is adamantly opposed to this relationship. In the end, Achu manages to convince her family that Hari is a positive impact on her life.[10]

Cast[2][edit]

  • Askar Ali as Harikrishnan
  • Aparna Balamurali as Achama Varghese
  • Akshara Kishor as Young Achamma
  • Baiju as Varghese Master
  • Thushara as Mother
  • Dain Davis as Jaffar
  • Kavya Suresh as Jeena
  • Aneesh Gopal as Snehithan
  • Siby Thomas as Rajesh
  • Rony David as James
  • Rosin Jolly as Lashmi Rajesh
  • Pradeep Kottayam as Principal
  • Joemon Joshy as JJ (Janaki Janardhanan)
  • Kiran Lal as Britto
  • Rahul Nair as Jayasankar
  • Binu Adimali as Sreeni
  • Dominic Dom as Sharuk khan

Music[edit]

The film music and score were composed by Gopi Sundar.[2][11][12]

Track listing
No.TitleSinger(s)Length
1."Kurumbi[11]"Sreya Jayadeep, Arya V.S., Mehthab Azeen, Devananda05:34
2."Sowhrudam"Sithara, Midhun Jeyaraj04:30
3."Neeyam Sooryan"Divya S. Menon, Ashitha,Mekha, Geethu03:25

Reception[edit]

The film received a Critic Rating of 3.5/5.[13][14][15][16][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kamuki Review {3.5/5}: Kamuki is an enjoyable romance which you can 'blindly' opt for". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Kamuki Review {3.5/5}: Kamuki is an enjoyable romance which you can 'blindly' opt for".
  3. ^ a b "Kamuki movie review highlights: A first half about a 'flawless' love story - Times of India".
  4. ^ "'Kamuki' is based on a true story - Times of India".
  5. ^ "Askar Ali- Aparna Balamurali team is getting ready with Kamuki". mollywoodtimes.com. 19 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  6. ^ Kamuki, retrieved 18 November 2018
  7. ^ "'Kamuki' is based on a true story - Times of India". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Read Kamuki Movie Reviews and Critics Reviews". FilmiBeat. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Kamuki Malayalam Movie - Overview". www.moviecrow.com. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Kaamuki movie review: Oh Aparna Balamurali, what were you thinking?- Entertainment News, Firstpost". 27 May 2018. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  11. ^ a b "'Kamuki' song 'Kurumbi' is the celebration of a naughty childhood - Times of India". Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  12. ^ "When 'Kamuki' was serenaded by a glitzy audio launch - Times of India". Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  13. ^ "Kamuki Review - Malayalam Movie Kamuki Review - nowrunning". Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  14. ^ "Kaamuki Review - A Bland Movie About Blind Love". 11 May 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Kaamuki movie review: Of friendship and love". 12 May 2018. Retrieved 23 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Kamuki (2018) Malayalam Movie Review - Veeyen". 15 May 2018.

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