Kismath (2018 film)

Kismath (lit.'Luck') is a 2018 Indian Kannada black comedy film directed by actor Vijay Raghavendra in his first directorial project.[1] Apart from direction, Vijay has acted and co-produced along with his wife Spandana under their home banner Spandana Srushti.[2] The rest of the cast includes Sangeetha Bhat, Naveen Krishna, Nanda Gopal, Dileep Raj among others. Actor Saikumar makes a guest appearance.

Directed byVijay Raghavendra
Produced bySpandana Vijay
Screenplay byVijay Raghavendra
Story byAlphonse Putharen
Based onNeram (2013)
StarringVijay Raghavendra
Sangeetha Bhat
Dileep Raj
Naveen Krishna
Music byRajesh Murugesan
CinematographyRajesh Yadav
Edited byDeepu S Kumar
Spandana Shrushti
Release date
  • 23 November 2018 (2018-11-23)

The film is a remake of Alphonse Putharen's bilingual film Neram (2013).[3] The film which began production in 2015 was finally released across Karnataka on 23 November 2018 and received mixed reviews from critics.[4]


P. Sai Kumar appears in a cameo role.


Rajesh Murugesan who had composed the original film has scored the soundtrack and score for the film retaining all the tunes. A total of six songs and one theme track were composed by him.[5] The audio is released by Think Music India company.

Track listing
1."Gaali Bandanthe"Vijay RaghavendraVijay Prakash03:00
2."Churuchurumuri"Vijay RaghavendraPuneeth Rajkumar02:29
3."Preethiyallodane"Ghouse PeerVijay Raghavendra04:43
4."Kabbadi Kabbadi"V. Nagendra PrasadHemanth Kumar03:44
5."Kismath Theme"Vijay RaghavendraVijay Raghavendra02:38
6."Phone Booth"AnandapriyaRajesh Murugesan02:39
7."Beethoven Resurrection"InstrumentalRajesh Murugesan02:32

Critical receptionEdit

The Indian Express wrote "sprinkles of joy and uncertainty blended with gallows of humour, makes it a relatable one."[6] Times of India wrote "The film is slick and technically strong. It is stylised and visually appealing."[4] Bangalore Mirror wrote "Kismath has a story that is deliberately complicated [..] It is a nice little screenplay which is engineered to perfection."[7]


  1. ^ "'Kismat' turns Vijay Raghavendra into a director". 12 November 2013. Archived from the original on 5 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Vijay Raghavendra relates to his character in 'Kismath'". The Times of India. 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Movies that were remade into Kannada in 2018". The Times of India. 29 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Kismat Movie Review". The Times of India. 23 November 2018.
  5. ^ Kismath songs in Gaana
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