Actor Karthi’s most awaited dark fantasy film Kaashmora is all set for a big opening at the box office tomorrow morning. The ambitious project is tipped to be a super horror thriller with an interesting backdrop. The film has various elements like action, horror and comedy, and Karthi was seen posing an intriguing look in the posters and the trailers. Directed by Gokul and produced by SR Prabhu, the film has Nayanatara and Sri Divya as the female leads . Karthi will be sporting three different avatars in the film. Made on a grand budget, Kashmora will feature eye popping graphics and considerable amount of VFX accounts. Amidst a lot of expectations, Kaashmora is releasing in a grand way tomorrow. Let’s us see if Kashmora is worth the wait till now. Story: Kaashmora story happens 700 years ago. Raj Nayak ( Karthi ) is the intrepid warrior of Vikrantaka Kingdom. Raj Nayak’s strategies make the kingdom emerge victorious through many wars and success gets into his head. Nayak becomes womanizer, eyeing princess Ratna Mahadevi (Nayanatara) and tries to marry her forcibly. Thus confrontation between Ratna Mahadevi and Raj Nayak breaks down and what actually happened later, needs to be watched on big screen Set in present day Kaashmora ( Karthi ) is a self-proclaimed exorcist, who earns money by tricking the people that he can exorcise ghosts etc. His father ( Vivek) plays a role of fake Baba and whole family works as volunteers in the baba ashram – cheating superstitious people. This tricky family ends up in an old fort in which Raj Nayak’s spirit lives in waiting someone to release. Rest of the story is how this family led by Kaashmora ( Karthi ) deals with the spirit/ghost of Rajnayak ( Karthi). Analysis: Kaashmora is a multi-genre movie, but the main theme is heavy influenced from 2009 super hit film Arundhati. War theme in the flashback reminds us of epic scenes in Bahubali movie. Movie starts off with introducing voodoo, spirits concept and appears as if a serious one, but director cleverly drives audience into sarcastic, satire mode. He subtly takes on the superstitious people’s beliefs and in parallel generates horror comedy – which is a hot genre in Telugu, Tamil now. Best part of the dig at fake babas in this movie is the dialogue diction and body language of the Baba’s associates. Comedy actor Vivek and other artistes in his ashram as caretakers have generated some good relief. Sri Divya is a student who does thesis on spirits, tries to follow Kaashmora expecting to film sprits with help of him. In second half, flashback stands out for its art work and grandeur. Karthi was fantastic with his performance as Nayak. Nayanatara fits the bill in her relatively short role. Karthi was fantastic with his performance as Nayak. In other two roles, as Kashmora and spirit of Raj Nayak , he did good. Nayanatara fits the bill in her relatively short role. Santosh Narayan’s background score elevates many scenes. Three out of the 4 songs are OK to watch on screen. ‘Thakida Thakida’ and ‘ Dhukku Dhukku Saar’ are OK, should have been better. Cinematography by Om Prakash should be appreciated. VFX is good in parts; sometimes appear grand and other times pale. It is understandable because of budget constraints. Positives: Multi-genre mix output came out Good. It’s a horror comedy, fantasy and period movie Humor, sarcastic approach on sprits and fake baba Second half flashback episodes Nayanatara Dialogues Oya Oya Song Negatives: Length: Movie runtime is 2 hour 40 minutes , at least 15 minutes – mainly those lengthy comedy scenes can be chopped of easily Artists: Except main cast, others are unfamiliar Tamil native artistes so Telugu audience may find it much tamil flavor. Whereas for Tamil audience obviously this is not any issue Few people may not understand few digs the director aimed at, but for those who get it they are good Verdict: With average first half, decent second half Kaashmora may do decently in India. In overseas too, if promoted well, this movie might have a decent run. If you are a person who likes a horror movie filled with some humor, some fantasy and grandeur, Kaashmora is for you. You may watch it once.
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Karthi’s remarkable makeover and the eye catching promos have made Kashmora one of the most awaited movies of the season. Impressively cut theatrical trailer has built enormous hype around the film that has ensured very good opening. Did the film live up to promise?
What is it about?
Kashmora (Karthi) is a conman who claims to be an exorcist. He and his family cheat people using ghost busting techniques and an evil spirit of dead warrior Raj Naik (Karthi) brings Kashmora’s family to an abandoned palace. Raj Naik plans to kill Kashmora’s family so that he can come back to life. Who is Raj Naik and what Kashmora has to do with him form rest of the story.
This is Karthi’s show all the way. His impeccable comedy timing as Kashmora and flawless performance as Raj Naik holds the film together. Nayanthara has a very limited role but made her presence felt. Sri Divya is just okay. Comedian Vivek as Kahsmora’s father tickles us at times with funny his one-liners.
Gokul has given a new spin to horror comedy genre by throwing in a fantasy tale into it. He did well in getting the humor right, but there is hardly any horror in the film. Even the fantasy part lacked substance. Gokul has drawn inspiration from many hit films, which is quite evident during the second hour.
Songs are not so impressive, but background score is good in parts. Editing could have been crisper. The film is unnecessarily dragged towards the climax. Cinematography is impressive. Visual effects are just okay. We expect better effects from a 2016 film. Production values are good.
Kashmora is essentially a horror comedy that seems to be the safest bet lately. However, director Gokul adds a fantasy tale of a princess and an evil warrior that makes it a special film among the horror comedies that we’re being served in large quantities. The fantasy tale should have been the high point of the film, but it is poorly dealt with weak content.
Comedy stands out in this film with its lead actor Karthi in superb form. Karthi excelled in the scene before interval that sets right expectations on the second half. Had the director taken care about the flashback portion, then Kashmora would have been a far more entertaining film. It is an opportunity wasted.
Raj Naik’s ghost seems very friendly and non harmful, which subdued the comedy part. There is scope for more comedy, but Gokul didn’t focus upon it. Kashmora’s second half seems to be heavily inspired from Arundhati. Climax confrontation between Karthi and Nayanathara also reminds us of Arundhati. This scene was badly shot and is a total letdown.
On a whole, Kashmora has few genuine laughs and a story to tell. Also Karthi excelled as an actor. On the flip side it is a flat film without any impactful moments. A better second half would have helped its prospects at the box office. For now Kashmora is an average film that can be watched if you have nothing better to do over the weekend.
Director Gokul’s Tamil movie Kashmora (Kaashmora), which is dubbed and released in Telugu, stars Karthi, Nayanthara, Sri Divya. It has got mixed reviews and good ratings from Telugu critics.
Kashmora is a dark fantasy film and Gokul has written the story and screenplay for the movie, which revolves around the story of a crook, Kaashmora (Karthi), who claims to be an exorcist. He cheats several people and runs away from the city. But an evil spirit of dead warrior Raj Naik (Karthi) takes him to an abandoned bungalow, which has a history of 700 years. What happens next forms the crux of the movie.
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Gokul has chosen an interesting concept for Kashmora and weaved a engaging screenplay, which is a nice blend of horror comedy, fantasy and suspense elements. He has made a wonderful effort in linking the current era with the ancient fantasy element. However, the film is lengthy, slow in parts and trimming some scenes could have made the film even better watch, say the Telugu critics.
Karthi has played two roles in Kashmora and he has done justice to both roles. His performance is the highlight of the movie. Actress Nayanthara and Sri Divya, who have played the female, have done good jobs. Supporting artistes Vivek, Sharath Lohitashwa, Madhusudhan Rao, Siddharth Vipin and Jangiri Madhumitha are also assets of the film, say the critics.
SR Prakashbabu and SR Prabhu have bankrolled Kashmora and they have got brilliant production values, which are on par with Hollywood standards. VFX works, background score, picturisation, art direction and costume designs are the attractions on the technical front, add the Telugu critic
India Glitz Ratings: 3
Kaashmora, touted as a dark fantasy, turns out to be an overcooked comedy. A hotchpotch of genres, it loses the opportunity to deliver a serious-minded horror-period-fantasy involving a whole family. It’s not as if the comedy holds ground as it overstays its welcome. Karthi’s good performance is noteworthy. The visuals work.
123telugu.com Rating : 3.25
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 the excessive length and a few glitches here and there, Kashmora is a time pass entertainer which can be given a shot this Diwali weekend.
Gulte Ratings: 2.75
Kashmora has few genuine laughs and a story to tell. Also Karthi excelled as an actor. On the flip side it is a flat film without any impactful moments. A better second half would have helped its prospects at the box office. For now Kashmora is an average film that can be watched if you have nothing better to do over the weekend.
Not again is the first thought, as the film opens and we get to watch almost the same scenario that we had seen in quite a few films of the recent past (Mass, Aavi Kumar etc). Here, the hero who fakes to be a ghostbuster and cons people gets the fright of his life when face to face with a ghost. The first half of the film has nothing novel to offer. It’s in the second half that the plot opens up a spectacular scenario that almost mitigates the negative effect of the earlier part.
When we are introduced to Kashmora (Karthi), he is a fake ghost-buster. Kashmora’s whole act gives one a sense of deja vu. A couple of fun moments are provided by Vivek who essays Kashmora’s father and partner-in-crime.
There is the potential love-angle where Yamini (Sridivya) who claims to be researching on the existence of ghosts, approaches Kashmora to be an observer in his acts. But it’s a weak track.
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But as a respite comes the film’s second half. Where Kashmora’s life takes a turn when he on request goes to a remote haunted bungalow to exorcise the place of ghosts. The graphics here is imaginatively designed. The whole backstory of the evil ruthless warrior Raj Nayak (Karthi) and the harassed princess Rathna (Nayanthara) has a fairy tale feel to it.
Nayak is a sight to behold with Karthi playing it to perfection. The ‘gladiator’ styled look sits well on him, his take on the character revealing a new dimension to his performance. Nayanthara appears towards the latter part. The technical aspect is laudable. The sets are well designed, stunts and battle scenes ably choreographed. The visuals and background score enhance entertainment quotient. Engaging is the final face-off between Kashmora and Nayak. In the final analysis, what lifts the film from being a total downer is its spectacular canvas in the second half, Karthi’s splendid take on Nayak and Nayanthara’s gorgeous screen presence.
The 1984 classic Kutti Saththan (Dubbed into Hindi as Chhota Chetan, in ’98) was the first Indian 3D film. It was about a ghost that takes the form of a little boy, and befriends a bunch of kids.
Kashmora is less scarier than this. But that’s not really a bad thing.
But what is really awesome about Kashmora is that the first 10 minutes or so is completely unpredictable. I was miffed at the timing of the hero-intro song and thought it was really unnecessary. Until, it revealed a couple of plot details that made the audience go wow, and then got them all LOLing.
The mood and expectations were set beautifully, and successfully.