Kammara Sambhavam (Review)

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The story begins with the introduction of a few present-day bar owners who are planning to make a film about the life of an old man, Kammaran Nambiar, to promote a not-so-popular political party (ILP). All they need is a ‘mass-electrifying history’ for ‘the party’ to attract people. The director, Bobby Simha, meets Kammaran to hear his real story. What follows is one of the best-made ‘periodic thrillers’ episodes—that is the first half.

Kammaran is an anti-hero, a vicious criminal, and in no way related to the beginning and growth of ILP. The bar owners, the producers, want to give a ‘mass’ appeal to Kammaran. Now, the second half delves into the twisted story of Kammaran. “Kammara Sambhavam” is all about lies, betrayal, sacrifice, and politricks. Political satire in the form of action figures is always funny, and this one is no exception.


The first half, Kammaran’s real story, is the best part of the movie. You see a crooked, cunning Kammaran Nambiar. You’ll find yourself slowly rooting back and forth for the good guys and the bad guys. Rathish Ambat, the filmmaker, possesses the ability to create confusion about whether he is narrating a story based on real-life characters or simply presenting fiction written by Murali Gopi. I’m still not clear about it. “Kammara Sambhavam” is intense, funny, exciting, suspenseful, sharp, and witty.

The very point Rathish Ambat makes, showing a completely opposite story and genre in the same film, is something very impressive. It’s a tough film he carved out. So is Murali Gopi’s script. Odenan Nambiar (Siddharth)’s character change in the first and second parts is incredibly justified with the presence of his mother character. The script is well-layered.


Gopi Sundar’s soundtrack is really great and suitable. The theme song was the perfect choice for the film, and they played it at just the right times. It is entertaining, foot-tapping, and it will stick with us.

Dileep looked different, be it the performance or the appearance. I felt like I had never seen him like this before; it was a little weird at first. However, he does a fantastic job, giving what is quite possibly the best performance of his career. The acting is outstanding. Siddharth, in a rare negative portrayal, delivers a thumping performance in the two-dimensional space. I must mention his Malayalam dubbing, which adds to the overall impact. Siddharth almost steals the show with the best lines. Namitha Pramod looks beautiful and is very convincing.

I genuinely disliked the film’s present-day episode’s comedy as it detracted from the seriousness of the ‘Kammaran first episode.’ The mood shifts confused me. Perhaps I was hooked to Kammaran Nambiar, and I desired a full-length version of the ‘first episode.’ Maybe.

3.5 Rating

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