Starring : Karthi, Nayantara, Sri Divya
Director : Gokul
Producers : S R Prakashbabu
Music Director : Santhosh Narayanan
Rating : 2.75/5
The promos of Kashmora have been creating huge waves all over the media. Karthi’s look in particular has raised huge curiosity for this film which has released all over today. Let’s see how it is.
Kashmora(Karthi) is a small time crook who pretends to be a man who posses some special powers of taking to the ghosts. He cheats a huge politician and run away with his money.
The twist in the tale arises when he gets stuck in a huge forbidden bungalow which has a huge past of over centuries and also some real ghosts.
How did Kashmora get stuck there ? What is his connection with the bungalow and ghosts ? and where do Nayanthara and Sri Divya feature in this entire set up? That forms the rest of the story.
Karthi is terrific as Kashmora as well as Raj Nayak, the leading warrior. His performance and body language for both the characters are superb and are to be well appreciated for the hard work he put in to make those characters come alive. Sri Divya is okay in her role. She has a very limited role. Vivek is good as Karthi’s father. Nayanathara who comes in flashback has a very limited role and do not have scope to perform. She is totally wasted. Other artists performed to the extent of their roles.
Plus Points :
The concept of linking the current set up with the ancient fantasy element is very interesting and has been executed quite well. Karthi is the biggest highlight of the film and is superb in both his roles. While he evokes huge comedy as Kashmora, he surprises you with his look and performance as Raj Naik.
The way horror comedy, fantasy and suspense have been interlaced is yet another asset. VFX work needs special mention as the film has some top notch visuals. The second half has some very interesting moments featuring Nayanthara and Karthi.
One of the biggest minus points of the film is the excessive length. There are many scenes which can be easily edited out. The story in both the halfs takes its own sweet time to unfold and give away the plot.
The fantasy element is over done a bit in the climax. Even though Nayanthara is good she appears only for a cameo and her sudden appearance in the climax looks silky. Raj Naik’s character and the story behind the fantasy is not that gripping and could have been dealt better.
Technical Aspects :
Music of the film is horribke and so is the background score. A far better score could have elevated the proceedings to another level. Editing is average as the film can be at least be trimmed by 10 minutes. Art direction and the way Karthi has been styled is just mind blowing.
Coming to the director Gokul he has done a very god job with the film. His concept is very interesting and credit should go to him for narrating the film in a entertaining manner with good doses of comedy. Had he handled the flashback episode well and made the film crisp the output would have been ever better.
On the whole, Kashmora is quite a different film from the routine and outdated commercial flicks that are coming out these days. Karthi’s performance and decent comedy are huge assets of this horror comedy with good production values. If you ignore excessive length and a few glitches here and there, Kashmora is a fun entertainer which can be given a shot this weekend.