Shane Nigam and Shruthy Menon's Malayalam movie "Kismath" is set to hit the screens in Kerala on Friday, July 29, locking horns with megastar Mammootty and Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi's romantic entertainer, "White," directed by Uday Ananthan.

What makes the movie "Kismath" special?

The songs, especially "Kisa Pathiyil" sung by Sachin Balu with backing vocals by Suchith Suresan and Sushin Shyam, have already impressed the audience. The music album has received coveted recognition after being featured on one of India's leading music streaming and downloading services,'s official Facebook page, which has over two million followers. This has now become a milestone for "Kismath" as a Malayalam album is getting such a recognition for the first time, enabling non-Keralites also to enjoy the Malayalam songs.  

Composed by Sumesh Parameswar, Shamej Sreedhar and Sushin Shyam, "Kismath" has seven tracks for which Mahakavi Moinkutty Vaidyar, Anwar Ali and Rafeeq Ahammed have penned the lyrics.

Listen to "Kismath" album on HERE

"Kismath" - All you need to know

"Kismath" narrates the real life story of a Muslim boy and a Dalit woman that took place in 2011 in Ponnani, Malappuram. Comedian Abi's son Shane makes his acting debut in the lead role as 23-year-old Irfan, who falls in love with 28-year-old Anitha, played by Shruthy. The film also stars Vinay Forrt, P. Balachandran, Sajitha Madathil, Jayaprakash Kuloor, Binoy Nambala, Alencier Ley, Anil Nair, Sreekanth Menon Sunil Sukhada, Surabhi Lakshmi and Vijayan Karanthoor.

Suresh Rajan has handled the cinematography of "Kismath" and Sushin Shyam has set the background score of the film, which is being produced under the banner of Pattam Cinema Company in association with Collective Phase One. The film is 1 hour 45 minutes duration and will be released in 41 screens in Kerala by director Lal Jose's LJ Films Pvt. Ltd.

Celebrity Response

Upon the release of the movie's trailer and songs, Kerala audience, especially celebrities are all praise for the film, making it one of the most-awaited movies of the year despite being a small-budget film. While celebrities including Vineeth Sreenivasam, Siddharth Menon, Shaan Rahman, Govind P Menon, Kavya Ajit and Anju Joseph lauded the melody "Kisa Pathiyil," the three-minute-21-second trailer garnered appreciation from Nivin Pauly, Nazriya Nazim, Indrajith Sukumaran, Sanal Kumar Sashidharan, Anumol, Aashiq Abu, Rima Kallingal, Farhaan Faasil, Geethu Mohandas, Sreenath Bhasi, Sachin Warrier, Shaun Romy, Sunny Wayn, Sharafudheen, Govind P Menon, Amalda Liz, Soubin Shahir, Arjun Lal, Johnpaul George and Shebin Benson, among many others.