Kismath (English: Luck) is a 2016 Indian Malayalam romantic drama film written and directed by debutante Shanavas K Bavakkutty. It stars Shane Nigam and Shruty Menon as two star-crossed lovers from different religious backgrounds. It is produced by Shailaja Manikandan under the banner of Pattam Cinema Company, and in association with LJ FIlms and Akbar Travels.
The film narrates the real-life story of a Ponnani couple – a 28-year-old scheduled caste woman and a 23-year-old Muslim man – who faced backlash from society for their relationship in 2011. The screenplay was conceived by Bavakutty while serving as the town’s Municipal Councillor.
A trailer was released on July 20, 2016, with the film scheduled to release on July 29, 2016.