2 hrs 30 mins
Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumarakanam is a Malayalam movie starring Jayaram Subramaniam and Anusree in prominent roles. The cast also includes Sreenivasan, Salim Kumar and Anjali Nair. It is a comedy directed and written by Salim Kumar.
United Global Media Entertainments
Dr. Zachariah Thomas, Alwin Antony, Sreejith Ramachandran
Daivame Kaithozham K Kumarakanam is never a badly made film. Produced by UGM and directed by Salim Kumar this film somewhere has the same comical nature of the production house’s last two films.
This satire set in a fantasy backdrop approaches everything sarcastically and except for the clumsiness in the later portions, Daivame Kaithozham K Kumarakanam is a watchable movie. K Kumar is a man who is a part of the local Panchayat and other socially important groups. He is an orthodox who believes that the place of wife in a marriage is below husband. God decided to visit God’s own country and K Kumar’s house was his choice of stay.
During his stay God realizes about the gender inequality issues happening in that family and the movie Daivame Kaithozham K Kumarakanam is about God’s attempt to solve this issue. There is this sarcastic questioning of almost all our beliefs and way of approaching various things. The film becomes hilarious at those areas and that is clearly the brighter side of this film. But there is too much simplicity to the basic thread and the lack of layering reduces the uniqueness.
If the sarcastic tone was used to say something politically progressive, this movie would have been much better. Even the seemingly feministic solution the movie offers had patriarchal nuances. Jayaram is perfect for the role of K Kumar because of the he knows to carry these kinds of hyper characters who stick closely to their ideologies. Humor and vulnerabilities got depicted neatly by the actor. Anusree was also a good choice as she maintains that semi realistic tone to her character. Gopi Karimannur character was safe in the hands of Salim Kumar. Nedumudi Venu was fine even though his makeup was trashy. Indrans, Pradeep Kottayam, Anjali, Surabhi, Harishree Ashokan and many others are there in the star cast.
The satirical sarcastic approach of the film helps it in being entertaining. You can sense the typical Salim Kumar level of humor in almost all the situations. But after a point the film tries to be a bit serious and a satire set in a fantasy backdrop becoming serious is a difficult thing to handle. The way Salim Kumar has taken a dig at media in the movie is a reflection of his stand in that issue. The Messi Salim Kumar footage was definitely an impressive piece of visual effects work. The cinematography was okay while the cuts weren’t that great. Daivame Kaithozham K Kumarakanam started of interestingly, faced a peculiar conflict but ended up in an unconvincing way. The fun element in the narrative is the one fact that makes it a watchable movie.