Critic's Rating: 3/5
Saturday 29 November 2014
Komal Kumar, Aishwarya Menon, Harish Raj
?Any publicity is a good publicity? saying holds good for 'Namo Bhootatma' as the protagonist of the movie Komal Kumar, even before the pre-production of the film was over, had threatened that he would quit films if 'Namo Bhootatma' fails at the box office. Well, the output will be out soon in a couple of days.
Last-week-of-the-month release, Namo Bhootatma, is the official remake of Tamil movie Yaamirukka Bayamey. Touted to be the horror-comedy, Namo Bhootatma is one of the movies that have been made in this rare genre. Murali, unlike other debutant directors, has not opted for a copy-paste instead has made reasonable changes to suit the nativity.
Komal, who is a telemarketer by profession, is on a run for life as he is unable to repay the loan borrowed from a local don. He accidentally discovers that his father has left him an ancestral bungalow in a small town. Komal, along with his girlfriend, played by Aishwarya Menon, escapes from the clutches of the don and reaches the ancestral house.
With an intension to start a hotel, he renovates the mansion with the help of a local caretaker, played by Ali. While the hotel business is happening quiet well, he finds out that the customers are dying mysteriously in the hotel. When Komal tries to find out, he realizes that the mansion is haunted and is surrounded by spirits. How he manages to escape from the clutches of the spirits forms the rest of the story.
The narration is extremely brilliant as it is not an easy job to blend horror genre with comedy. Komal, who is well-known for his comic timing has performed in the role with ease. His expressions of fear induce laughter among the audiences. Aishwarya Menon has nothing much to do in the movie and has done the job assigned to her neatly. Tollywood comedian Ali?s comic timing is appreciable as well.
Director Murali has done a good job in his debut venture. Screenplay is crisp and entertaining. Music too is entertaining, with Komal lending his voice for a song. Also, Komal has shook his legs with super hot Russian dancers for a song sung by Bollywood singer Daler Mehndi.
Movie is definitely a onetime watch as suspense once revealed, may not interest the movie-goers to watch it time and again.
Time pass comedy entertainer
Average comedy entertainer
Decent rural family entertainer
Soubin Shahir and Mamta Mohandas shine in this conventional film