KAMUKI MOVIE REVIEW
KAMUKI MOVIE REVIEW
Kamuki Story: Because Love is blind… said Chaucer in his Merchant’s Tale. Binu S’ love story Kamuki is all about being blind in love and loving a visually challenged boy. The protagonist of the movie, Hari Krishnan (Askar Ali), is visually challenged. But he proves that a physical disability is by no means a deficit. Achamma (Aparna Balamurali) is head over heels in love with him and shows the world that you can be responsible even while falling blindly in love.
Kamuki Review: Achamma is different in many respects. She was born in an autorickshaw. She does everything society tells a girl not to do. After promising her dad that she will not hurt him like her elder sister who eloped with a guy, Achamma tries to conform to societal standards.
To get a break from her monotonous life, she enrols herself in a Social Work Masters course at a co-ed college. She meets Hari, who is an equally quirky person. Hari is blind but doesn’t want to be tagged so. Aparna mistakes him for a womaniser initially but becomes a good friend later. How the tomboyish Achamma falls blindly in love makes the movie.
Kamuki is beautifully crafted film with an appealing background score, performances, direction and script. Aparna who has always made sure to make her roles perfect does the same here too. With her natural and unique style of acting, the actress has made Achamma one of her best. The visually challenged Hari is safe in the hands of Askar Ali, brother of Asif Ali, who shows promise, though he resembles his brother and at times has a similar body language.
All the characters in the film have done their parts well. However, Binu could have avoided a few of the cliched characters of typical campus films – the transgender teacher, the lovelorn official, the creepy principal and as usual, a seductress teacher. Even the role of actor Rony was predictable and cheesy.
However, with a novel theme and flawless making, the film is a beautiful watch. It speaks about the necessity of having an aim in life and also make your dreams a reality. It also is an eye opener for those who crib about minor discomforts in life.
On the whole, Kamuki is an enjoyable romance which you can ‘blindly’ opt for.