The world witnessing the blood stained era of the second world war and the struggle for Indian independence on one side. Without having any involvement in these, camouflaging the horrendous face of a traitor, Kammaran Nambiar leads a life manipulating and trying out techniques. The film unfurls the story of Kammaran, a cheat and deceiver.
Dileep portrays the role of Kammaran Nambiar on screen. Dileep deserves a special applause for being bold enough to take up the role of Kammaran in spite of knowing that it is a negative character.
This cinema conveys an impending truth that history is not always authentic. It can be twisted and moulded as per the person who describes it. The film spans across more than three hours. ‘Kammara Sambhavam’ is presented before the viewers in two parts.
In the first half of the film, Kammaran is shown as an aging 93 year old man, narrating the incidents of his life truthfully, one by one. We can describe this as confessions or remorse of a great sinner. We can see a Kammaran who becomes a murderer, traitor and a cheat for the sake of a girl.
In the second part, it is shown that Kammaran’s life is made into a film based on assumptions. In the film, Kammaran is portrayed as a great man. A patriotic freedom fighter, saviour of the poor, an action hero and a close comrade of leaders like Gandhiji and Netaji.
Though ‘Kammara Sambhavam’ is noted for the freshness in the story and also for the impressive performance, there are some not-so-small drawbacks which need to be mentioned.
After having watched the real life of Kammaran in the first half, the reel life of Ksmnaran goes off without influencing the viewers at all. This is highly disappointing to the fans who with the intention of applauding and celebrating the film.
In the second part of the film where Kammaran is portrayed as a freedom fighter, an action hero and the abode of goodness, there are many scenes which are super charged and powerful. However, these scenes prove dampened as they failed to leave an impact on the viewers’ minds. This maybe because the tyranny and cruelty of Ksmmaran, which was shown in the first half, leaves a haunting effect in the viewers’ minds.
Consequently, the audience does not feel like clapping for the mass scenes in the second part. This is one of the major drawbacks of the film. From a commercial point of view, it has to be seen as to how much this would affect the success.
Tamil actor Siddharth has played the role of Othenan Nambiar, the staunch opponent of Kammaran, played by Dileep. Siddharth is shown as a hero in the first part of the film which unveils the real life of Kammaran, whereas he is portrayed as a villain in the second part of the film which shows the reel life of Kammaran.
Namitha Pramod is the heroine of the movie. Other than these actors, Murali Gopy has notably played the role of Kelu Nambiar in the film.
Many other actors like Indrans, Shweta Menon, Siddique, Vijayaraghavan, Baiju, Vinay Forrt have also played their parts in the movie.
This film is made in a big canvas as a big budget film. There are many exquisite scenes in the film. The film is produced by Gokulam Gopalan. The story of the film is by Murali Gopy. Generally, Murali Gopy’s stories are not commercial oriented.
The cinematography and music in the film are outstanding. Gopi Sunder has composed the music of the film. The cinematography is done by Sunil K. S and the editing by Suresh Urs.
However, it has to be told that the makeup if the 93-year old Kammaran in the first half is a little too much.
The film made in big budget might not attract viewers from a commercial circle. This might be one of the biggest crisis that ‘Kammara Sambhavam’ would face commercially.