- 135 hr
Kamuki is a Malayalam romantic drama film that released in 2018. Directed by Binu S, the film stars Aparna Balamurali, Askar Ali, and Dhanesh Anand in lead roles with supporting performances from Kochu Preman, Dain Davis, and Sunil Sukhada. The film revolves around the life of a young girl named Achamma who is known as Kamuki among her friends. Despite being deaf and mute since birth, Kamuki leads a life without self-pity or despair. Intelligent and vivacious, she has learned to communicate through sign language, expressions, and lip-reading. Kamuki is a spirited person who loves to dance, sing, and help others through her kindness and positivity. Moving to Kochi with her father, Kamuki joins a new college where she meets a group of friends including Unni, Shibu, and Sushin. Unni, played by Askar Ali, is intrigued by Kamuki's unique communication skills and begins to learn sign language to communicate with her better. He begins to develop feelings for her and tries to convey them through various romantic gestures. Kamuki, on the other hand, is unaware of Unni's feelings and is hesitant to express her feelings given the societal stigma attached to her disability. The plot then takes a turn when Kamuki meets Sethu, a young man who is also deaf and mute like her. Their shared experiences and communication barriers bring them closer, and Kamuki finds herself torn between Unni and Sethu. As the story progresses, Kamuki's struggles with communication and societal norms come to the forefront. The film touches upon themes of love, friendships, and overcoming disabilities. It showcases how people with disabilities are often misunderstood and marginalized by society. Through the character of Kamuki, the film highlights the importance of empathy, understanding, and inclusivity. The performances of the lead actors, especially Aparna Balamurali who portrayed the character of Kamuki with great sensitivity and nuance, received high praise from audiences and critics alike. The music of the film, composed by Gopi Sundar, also struck a chord with viewers and was well-received. Overall, Kamuki is a heartwarming tale of love and acceptance that celebrates the indomitable spirit of people with disabilities. The film is a reminder that despite the challenges, everyone deserves a chance at happiness and love.