Select your region
Sign in
Hamburger Menu
Kumbalangi Nights: Film Review – A Well Scripted, Beautifully Made Movie

Kumbalangi Nights: Film Review – A Well Scripted, Beautifully Made Movie

By Devisree Jayakumari7 February, 2019 2 min read
Kumbalangi Nights: Film Review – A Well Scripted, Beautifully Made Movie

Verdict: A sweet and compelling tale of four brothers told beautifully.

Madhu C Narayanan’s first, Kumbalangi Nights is a family drama written by Syam Pushkaran and produced by Fahadh Faasil, Nazriya Nazim, Dileesh Pothen and Syam Pushkaran under the banners Fahadh Faasil and Friends and Working Class Hero. The film stars Soubin Shahir, Shane Nigam, Sreenath Bhasi, Matthew Thomas, Grace Antony, Anna Ben, and Fahadh Faasil along with many others. Shyju Khalid has handled the camera. Saiju Sreedharan had edited the film and Sushin Shyam has composed music.

What’s Kumbalangi Nights About:

As the name suggests, Kumbalangi Nights revolves around a four brothers Saji (Soubin Shahir), Bonny (Sreenath Bhasi), Bobby (Shane Nigam) and Franky (Matthew Thomas) residing in a garage-like house in the fishing hamlet of Kumbalangi. Saji and Bobby are jobless and are often spotted fighting with each other and share a love-hate relationship. Bonny works with a dancing company while Franky is a student. During one of their good moments, Bobby tells Saji, the eldest of all, about his desire to marry his girlfriend Baby. Babymol (Anna Ben) works in a resort as a tourist guide and also runs a homestay. She lives with her mother and sister Simi (Grace Antony) who recently got married to Shammi (Fahadh Faasil). When Saji and Bobby approach Shammi with the proposal, he rejects it stating their family status and Bobby’s joblessness. Some twist of events lead to all the brothers living together in peace, surrounded by women except Baby. There is something off about Shammi and he just does not agree for the wedding. Would the brothers end up living harmoniously? Do they manage to convince Shammi? The rest of the movie answers these beautifully.

What Works:

Madhu C Narayanan’s direction does not look like a debutante’s because, the movie is well made. All the lead actors get equal screen time, and all four of them – Soubin, Shane, Bhasi and Matthew – are equally good. Fahadh Faasil is charming – no doubt about that. He has portrayed a character with negative shades Shammi excellently, and it won’t be a surprise if he bags awards for the same. Anna Ben gives a brilliant performance, as does Grace even though her character is not big. All the actors are absolutely realistic with the Cochin dialect, making the movie soulful. Syam Pushakaran, as always, has written a very sweet and simple story extremely well and that is visible throughout the movie. Sushin’s music is unconventional, soothing and beautiful, especially Cherathukal. He works around well with the background music as well. Shyju Khalid has carefully captured the beauty of Kumbalangi so well that you would want to visit the place even once. Altogether, the team has come up with a brilliant project that is going to stay with us for some time.

What Could’ve Been Better:

Honestly, there is absolutely nothing to criticize about the movie as it is aptly paced and well narrated.

Why You Should Watch:

Kumbalangi Nights is a well scripted, beautifully made movie. All the characters are a treat to watch. Especially, Fahadh Faasil’s act in the climax makes the movie a must watch.

Devisree Jayakumari
Written by

Devisree Jayakumari

Let's talk about Malayalam movies.

Trending articles

Nagarjuna And Naga Chaitanya Are An A-Team In ‘Bangarraju’

Nagarjuna And Naga Chaitanya Are An A-Team In ‘Bangarraju’

Directed by Kalyan Krishna Kurasala, ‘Bangaraju’ features Akkineni Nagarjuna, Naga Chaithanya, Ramya Krishna and Kriti Shetty in the lead roles. The supporting cast includes Rao Ramesh, Brahmaji, Vennela Kishore, Jhansi, Anitha Chowdhary, Rohini, Praveen, Govind Padmasoorya, Ranjith and Naga Babu as Yama Dharma Raja. Seerat Kapoor, Meenakshi Dixit, Darshana Banik, Vedhika, Daksha Nagarkar and Faria Abdullah have cameo roles. The music and background score are by Anup Rubens and the cinematography is handled by J Yuvaraj. It’s bankrolled by Annapurna Studios and Zee Studios, the story is by Kalyan Krishna Kurasala and the movie is edited by Vijay Vardhan K.
By Ajay Mudunuri 2 min read
We Can’t Wait For These Bollywood Remakes Of South Films

We Can’t Wait For These Bollywood Remakes Of South Films

Bollywood frequently borrows stories from the southern film industries. And of late, the trend has only grown in popularity. There’s a raft of Bollywood remakes of South films coming our way. Here are a few.
By Mohana Soman 2 min read
‘Hridayam’ Will Remind You Of Your Own College Romance

‘Hridayam’ Will Remind You Of Your Own College Romance

‘Hridayam’, featuring Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan, and Darshana Rajendran in lead roles is written and directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan. The movie is bankrolled by Visakh Subramaniam under the Merryland Cinemas banner. The music and background score are by Hesham Abdul Wahab, photography is handled by Viswajith Odukkathil, and editing is done by Ranjan Abraham. ‘Hridayam’ marks the return of Merryland Studio, one of the earliest studios in Kerala, into film production.
By Ajay Mudunuri < 1 min read
See more articles
Privacy Note
By using website), you are fully accepting the Privacy Policy available at governing your access to Bookmyshow and provision of services by Bookmyshow to you. If you do not accept terms mentioned in the Privacy Policy, you must not share any of your personal information and immediately exit Bookmyshow.
List your Show
Got a show, event, activity or a great experience? Partner with us & get listed on BookMyShow
Contact today!
Copyright 2022 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
The content and images used on this site are copyright protected and copyrights vests with the respective owners. The usage of the content and images on this website is intended to promote the works and no endorsement of the artist shall be implied. Unauthorized use is prohibited and punishable by law.