'Kumbalangi Nights' is the directorial debut of Madhu C Natayanan.

Watch Fahadhs Kumbalangi Nights trailer promises a funny soothing story
Flix Mollywood Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 18:45

After the delightfully puzzling teaser for Kumbalangi Nights, released on January 4th, that showed Shane Nigam, Soubin Shahir, Sreenath Bhasi, and Matthew Thomas popping and locking to classical music while a woman records them and cheers them on, the film’s official trailer has just been released. 

The 2.20 minute long trailer begins with a group of local children sitting by a backwater, discussing the news that Simi Chechi has just gotten married to one rather mysterious Shammi. Replete with local language and inflections, they discuss how Fahadh Faasil’s Shammi is “serious”. 

The trailer cuts to snapshots of various other cast members, and seems to tell the story of four brothers, and a couple, Bobby and Baby. It’s full of contemporary slang (one character is referred to as a “freakken”), matter-of-fact jokes (like when one woman asks another while making dosas, “isn’t he a Christian”, to which she replies soberly, “it’s not like Jesus isn’t someone we don’t know”) and watery motifs. The trailer promises an emotional, humorous and oddly soothing movie, and a generous nod to the watery suburb it takes its name from, Kumbalangi. 

Kumbalangi Nights is the directorial debut of Madhu C Natayanan. The film has been produced by Fahadh Faasil and Friends in association with Working Class Hero productions, which is by Nazriya Nazim, Dileesh Pothan and Shyam Pushkaran, it is scheduled to release in theatres on February 7, 2019. The movie’s script was written by Shyam Pushkaran, with cinematography by Shyju Khalid. The music of Kumabalangi Nights was created by Sushin Shyam, along with lyricist Anvar Ali.

The movie’s success will ensure Fahadh Faasil’s good run at the box office, close on the heels of the success of Njan Prakashan and survival thriller Varathan

Watch Kumbalangi Nights’ full trailer here. 

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