“ Enough to say that I was left underwhelmed by how bland it was except for the amazing performance by Fahad Fazil.
“ Kumbalangi Nights is such a aesthetic movie; the simplicity, the realness feel,the genuineness of the characters, they are flawed, so real and relatable, the cinematography, the score, the highlight of the film would be Soubin Shabir and Fahad Fazil, the acting performance by them was a tapestry in perfection, the vibe of the entire movie give me chills and made me leave the theater with a smile.
“Fahad Fazil's acting proves to be the sole redeeming feature of this otherwise bland and seriously flawed movie that does not deserve the kind of critical appraisal it has received.
“ 8 on 10 for this enjoyable experience .
“ Enjoyed it a lot!
“ While this journey was enjoyable, towards the end, was wondering if the movie would end on one of those banks.
“ Mind blowing acting by Fahad, Shane and Soubin.
“ With the mix of local culture ,dialects and progressive thoughts this compelling directorial debut film is a must must watch for all movie lovers.
“ You will leave the theater with a broad smile .
“The movie itself is a coming of age drama focussing on the four children of Napoleon and his wife.
“ This is exactly how you tell an engaging story even when the plot is ridiculously simple.
“ It's a well narrated script by Syam Pushkaran and well appreciable direction by Madhu with stunning performances from the lead actors Soubin , Fahad and the rest.
“ Fahadh Faasil's performance is unexpected new and astonishing.
“ Mind blowing acting by Fahad, Soubin and Shane.
“ A nice drama between 2 families, portraying the lifestyle of people in the rural areas of Kerala but the movie was lengthy and dead slow hence it'd keep only the most patient audiences engaged with their dramatist style of making which gives a feel like having watched the emotional side of lives of several people and the family.
“ Very very worst movie .
“ The portrayal and deconstruction of traditional masculinity and the ending which went on an unexpected direction and shows what is the true inner self of such people who have been portrayed as heroes for decades in Malayalam cinema.
“ It's mind boggling how versatile he is.
“ Available light photography used during the night scenes are enjoyable.
“ Shyam Pushkaran weaves a very intense tale that makes you laugh outwardly whilst crying within.
“ His ability to change into such mind blowing characters is so brilliant.
“ Madhu Narayanan's Kumbalangi Nights is a visual treat about relationships (basically about what makes a home a home) carved masterfully using an eclectic mix of soothing, romantic music; outstanding cast performance; and overall perceptible storytelling that will tug at your heartstrings to a point where you will be unable to emote any feeling other than joy and which will come out of your body through occasional smiles (and chuckles) even as you marvel at this subtle piece of art that just falls short of being called a masterpiece because of its formulaic approach and the use of some ordinary Malayalam new-wave elements.
“ Kudos to the director for doing an amazing job of engaging the audience, introducing a brilliant casting , and making the audience experience the reality.
“ You will walkout smiling when you leave the theater.
“ The actors who were casted as the brothers were mind blowing.
“ Cinematography is breathtaking while the score blending in with it is meditating.
“ The strong point of script is all the character's emotions are well connected to their past and secondly the movie is really funny and unpredictable at times.
“ Waste of money.