We’re super excited to watch Nivin Pauly’s and Grace Antony’s Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham on Disney + Hostar. It’s releasing on the 12th of November, the same day Dulquer Salmaan’s Kurup hits the big screens.
Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham’s one-minute 30-second trailer doesn’t really reveal much about the movie plot. However, the expected tone of the movie is a satire, filled with dark humour. We know that Nivin’s character is that of an acting teacher who goes on a mini-vacation with his wife and former television actor, in a hotel. What follows is the quick-witted ruckus involving the guests and hotel personnel.
Here’s everything you need to know before you watch Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham:
Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham is directed by Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval, the man behind Android Kunjappan. It was his directorial debut and we saw the crazy potential he had. Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham is produced by Nivin’s production house, Pauly Jr Pictures. Vinod Illampally shot the film while Manoj Kannoth is the editor.
This is the third movie that Nivin Pauly has produced. We’re excited to see him on-screen after more than two years since Moothon. This movie will mark Nivin Pauly’s return to the comedy genre, something we love him in. Also, in all the movies Nivin has produced, be it Action Hero Biju or Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela, the humour element is spot on. We can expect the same in his new movie.
We saw Malayalam releases on Amazon Prime, Netflix, and SonyLiv this year. The film marks the first direct-to-digital Malayalam release for Disney+ Hotstar.
Apart from Nivin Pauly and Grace Antony, the film has an ensemble cast featuring Vinay Forrt, Vincy Aloshious, Jaffer Idukki, and Joy Mathew.
From the trailer, we saw a lot of Hollywood references. The iconic bicycle scene from Stanley Kubrick’s horror classic The Shining (1980) made an appearance. The scene in The Shining begins with Danny riding his small bicycle through the empty halls of a hotel. While this scene left the audience in jitters, the scene in Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham could be an ironic placement. Smart, Indeed.
The saturated orange and yellow tones of the movie give out The Grand Budapest Hotel connection. It shows how the director gave importance to the visual appeal and aesthetics of the film. The colour palette is symbolic of comfort, but a disguise to all the unfortunate events that take place in the hotel. The Wes Anderson influence in Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham is unmissable.
We also noticed the cameo presence of the director Ratheesh himself in the trailer.
Are you excited to watch Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham?