Director : Shanavas K Bavakutty / India/ 103min / 2016 / MalayalamSynopsis Kismath(Fate), An Indian (Malayalam) feature film canned by debutant director Shanavas K Bavakutty holds a mirror to the disconcerting reality of divisive caste discrimination still rampant in ‘literate’ Kerala. Based on a true story, the movie narrates the sordid tale of two star-crossed lovers who challenge the rigors of religion and question the moral turpitude of society in their quest to live together.. For Irfan and Anitha, love becomes an act of defiance, a social and political rebellion.
CAST & CREW
Director & Scriptwriter: Shanavas K Bavakutty
Producer: Shailaja Manikandan
Cinematographer: Suresh Rajan
Editors: Jithin Manohar & B Ajithkumar
Music: Sushin Shyam
Sound Designer & Mixer: Pramod Thomas
Cast: Shane Nigam, Shruthy Menon, Vinay Fort, Anand Bal, Allencier Ley, Binoy Nambala, Anil Nedumangad
Director’s Bio Shanavas K Bavakutty was born 1977 in ponnani malappuram dist, Kerala, as the son of bavakutty and mariyu. After completing his schooling from AVHS ponnani , he joined different kind of jobs also same time he was engaged in LEFT politics. He was ponnani municipal councilor during the period of 2005-2015.
KISMATH was the first movie of shanavas bavakutty , no previous experience in film industry.Before this film he was makes short films and bagged different festival awards.
Director Statement: Kismath” not only narrates the struggles faced by a scheduled caste woman for being in a relationship with a rich Muslim boy, but also portrays the society’s treatment towards the poor and migrant labourers. Though it is the love story, there are only few romantic scenes, yet it has given utmost care for honestly narrating the real-life incident. The climax of the movie makes us realise the realities many face due to the orthodox mentality of people in the society.