Verdict: Enthralling visual effects mixed with horror and comedy.
Kaashmora is a Tamil-Telugu bilingual movie that released simultaneously in both the languages today. Made at a whopping budget of around 60 crore INR, the trailers and teasers have generated huge curiosity among the audience and trade circles. Written and directed by Gokul, this is the first time he teamed up with Karthi. Were they able to meet the hype and expectations generated while pre-release? Let's see.
Raj Nayak (Karthi) is a ferocious warrior who is capable of killing any number of soldiers at war. But women are his weakness and he can go to any extent to satisfy his lust. He gets attracted to Princess Rathna Mahadevi (Nayanathara) and kills all her family members and subordinates who go against him. Rathna Mahadevi surrenders herself to him and plans to execute him. In this process, they both get killed each other and she curses his soul. All this happens around eight centuries ago.
In the present scenario, Kaashmora (Karthi) and his family fool the public under the pretext of possessing black magic powers and they run away with the people's money. They land up at a huge bungalow and get entangled in a situation where they have to face real ghosts. Were they able to come out of it? Is there a link between the story of the kingdom and the current bungalow? To know all these, watch Kaashmora.
Karthi is terrific in both the characters. The character of Kaashmora evoked laughter and the character of Raj Nayak exuded greed, lust and machismo. This will be remembered as one of his best movies in terms of acting. Nayanathara is fascinating and beautiful as the princess and will be seen in the flashback story. Sri Divya is seen in a short role trying to prove Kaashmora wrong in his doings. Vivek, as Kaashmora’s father, is a delight to watch and his comic timing is, as usual, at his best. Rest of the characters played their roles well.
Story, screenplay and direction by Gokul are praiseworthy. He has told a simple story in the most interesting way and executed it to perfection. VFX and graphics need special mention. They are the major highlights of Kaashmora. War sequences, kingdom and horror graphics are mind blowing. Music by Santosh Narayanan is good and background score is excellent. Cinematography by Om Prakash is outstanding and all the visuals looked great. Editing by Sabu Joseph is good and could have been better had they thought of the run-time. Production values are great and need to the appreciated for the cost they had put without compromising on the quality.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
Watch Kaashmora for the enthralling visuals, good horror mixed with excellent comedy. You will not be disappointed, for sure.
— By Ajay Mudunuri