Kaashmora review: Entertaining

Kaashmora review: Entertaining



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 28 October 2016

Movie Title

Kaashmora review: Entertaining



Star Cast

Karthi, Vivekh, Nayanthara, Sri Divya

Kaashmora is an ambitious historic supernatural thriller laced with humour, that works to a large extent because of Karthi’s screen presence and energetic performance. His versatile performance as the comical black magician and a warrior showcases his hard work and it is rightly supported by rich production values. On the whole, Karthi single handedly carries the film on his broad shoulders.

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Kaashmora (Karthi) is a fake black magician, who swindles money from people using their fear as a tool. Using his skills, Kaashmora slowly becomes the numero uno black magician in town that even earns the faith of top cops and a leading politician (Sarath Lohitaswa). When the politician comes to know about income tax raid, he asks his guys to handover all the documents and crores of money to Kaashmora’s dad (Vivek) and family. Both Kaashmora and his dad sketch a plan to settle down with the politician’s looted money but unfortunately they get stuck in a haunted palace, which is under the control of the spirit of a dead warrior Raj Nayak (Karthi), who is waiting for a pournami (full moon) day to get back his lost life.

Why did Raj Nayak want Kaashmora and his family? What happened to him? Watch the film on the big screen.

Please note that Kaashmora is not supposed to be taken seriously. The film completely belongs to Karthi and he shines as the deadly warrior Raj Nayak with his villainy mannerisms while his performance as the comical black magician is a scream (though we have seen him as a similar con-man in Siruthai). He has showcased striking difference in body language for both the characters—if Raj Nayak looks majestic, Kaashmora brings the much needed comic relief. After Karthi, Vivek attracts us with his comic one liners.

Nayan might have the fewest scenes but she creates maximum impact. Her face is so luminous that she seems lit from within. She is intimidating as Princess Ratna Mahadevi. Her styling and screen presence is unmatchable. Sri Divya has nothing much to do.

On the downside, the historical portions is not as powerful as highlighted in the trailer. The narrative starts to suffer from a hangover of Baahubali and post-intermission your patience wears thin and becomes little exhausting.

But nevertheless Kaashmora entertains mainly because of the subtle comedy. Santhosh Narayanan’s background score is undoubtedly one of the biggest strengths of Kaashmora and big kudos to the visual effect team, they have given their best for the budget given. Om Prakash’s crystal clear visuals with apt lighting rightly sets the mood.

To conclude, Kaashmora is an ambitious attempt, which is fun because of the brilliant performance of Karthi.

Kaashmora review Verdict: Entertaining

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