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Kaashmora (Tamil, 2016)

A phony exorcist Kasshmora, well-aided by his family and crew becomes a darling of the masses who believe him to be true to his credentials. When a seemingly routine call for exorcism takes him to a secluded mansion, he could not have known what lies in store for him and his family. What follows is a supernatural experience with a tinge of historical evocation, drama, courage, deceit and lust.
Language:
Tamil
Running Time:
164 min
Rating:
U/A
Release date:
28 October 2016
Directed by:
Gokul
Produced by:
S. R. Prakashbabu
S. R. Prabhu
Written by:
Gokul
Starring:
Karthi
Nayantara
Sri Divya
Vivek
Sharath Lohitashwa
Madhusudhan Rao
Siddharth Vipin
Madhumitha
Music by:
Santhosh Narayanan
Shot by:
Om Prakash
Editing by:
V. J. Sabu Joseph
Distributed by:
Thenandal Films

What’s Hot

  • Karthi as the bald-headed, bearded army general Raj Nayak produces a top class performance. He exudes emotions with a rich blend of desire, jealousy, ruthlessness and devilry that give his acting skills a commendable allusion. His demeanor in the historical sequences are praiseworthy and his costumes and make-up deserve a special mention.
  • Karthi also pulls off the role of an ostentatious exorcist with aplomb. He stands out in the comedy portions and the climax sequence of him imitating the deceased princess was so special – overall an excellent premise to showcase his skills, thanks to the Director Gokul who has produced a unique script that stands out from the rest of the run-of-the-mill supernatural movies we are used to in Tamil Cinema.
  • Nayanthara looks fabulous and flawless as the suave princess and as the sword-wielding-savior during the closing sequences. Sri Divya, Vivek, ‘Jangiri’ Madhumitha, Sharath Lohitashwa and Madhusudhan Rao complete the remaining cast and play out their parts to perfection.
  • Santhosh Narayanan’s BGM and song for the baddie Raj Nayak character stands out while the others just flow with the film.

What’s Not

  • The lengthy and unconvincing initial narration takes the curiosity away from the audience and impatience builds in anticipation of something meaningful happening in the movie. The extended supposed-to-evoke-laughter comedy scenes don’t help the cause either.
  • The story meanders along like a traveler with a broken compass until the historical sequence and fails to garner any more momentum once it ends. While the baddie Karthi and Nayanthara seem to be the saving grace, one does wonder if even their performances can hold the sinking ship together.
  • Sharath Lohitashwa’s introduction starts off with a bang and in no time is he reduced to yet another space-filling character in the flick – another helpless victim of a faulty screenplay that fails to maintain viewer interest.

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Though Kaashmora garnered immense hype due to its historical or mythological references, it fails miserably to sustain the hype and falls well short of glory. Despite boasting of a glitterati cast, an immensely talented music director and some strong visual effects, it shines only in bits and pieces and falters overall as it fails to gather the impetus to keep the movie-watchers glued to their seats.

2017-04-17T16:09:13+00:00 2016|Tamil|0 Comments