Touted to be actor Jayaram's comeback to the genre of films that made him Malayali's favorite, Daivame Kaithozham K Kumarakanam is actor/director Salim Kumar's first directorial, a commercial one at that. Written and directed by the 'King of Comedy', the film has Anusree Nair, Nedumudi Venu, Pradeep Kottayam, Sreenivasan, Harisree Asokan, Indrans, Anjali Nair and himself in important roles. Salim is the co-producer of the film as well along with Allwyn Antony, Sreejith Ramachandran and Zachariah Thomas.
The fantasy drama follows the life of Krishna Kumar/K Kumar (Jayaram) and Nirmala (Anusree). God (Nedumudi Venu) and his assistant (Pradeep Kottayam) come to stay at their house to be among his creations and acquire a first-hand knowledge about their problems. Kumar is a gramasevakar who is totally dependent on his wife to run even the smallest of errands and Nirmala is fed up of her husband not giving her due credit. They argue in front of God and enter into a competition in a bid to prove the superior among the two. The following turn of events is the essence of the movie.
The screenplay is filled with skit-like comedy sequences that has very little connection with the story. Few scenes instead of subtly inducing thoughts into the viewers' head, appear preachy as if the characters are forced to say to each other. The direction could have been fine-tuned, as the treatment bears the rust of repetitiveness.
A classic actor like Nedumudi Venu appears as a miscast for the God's role. Jayaram puts in a decent performance, but lacks the charisma of his heydays, while Anusree passes muster. Salim Kumar's character entertains the audience with his comedy and is ably supported by Anjali Nair. Sreenivasan, Harisree Asokan and Indrans handle their roles neatly.
Cinematography by Sinu Sidharth is of no exponential excellence despite the potential the cinematographer is known to establish; it just sticks to the level the film demands. Background score by Bijibal does not support the film much, and looks out of sync in a few scenes. Songs by Nadirsha are average and seem to have time travelled from the 90s.
The movie's title translates to, 'Oh God, please listen to my prayers', but the not so engaging screenplay makes this an average outing.