Starring: Karthi, Nayanthara, Sri Divya, Vivek and many more
Editing : Sabu Joseph
Music : Santhosh Narayanan
Cinematography : Om Prakash
Directed by: Gokul
Kashmora, the title itself sounds different and that was the feel all had when the makers released the first look of the movie. Also the hero of the movie looked totally different that almost many could not identify who the hero was and finally it was Karthi. Such was the difference the movie had created as part of the pre release. Lets see how the movie has fared.
Kashmora (Karthi) is a fake black magician who dupes people and gets money from them using their fear as a tool. With the help of his dad (Vivek) and his family, he slowly becomes the best of town which makes the police and even minister to look for him. Meanwhile, Sri Divya comes for her thesis to Kashmora to make everyone feel that he is a cheat. Kashmora escapes with the minister’s money and lands with his family in a haunted palace where they happen to see the spirit of dead warrior Raj Nayak (Karthi). Who is Raj Nayak and what he does to Kashmora and his family forms the rest.
The movie starts slowly and it takes more time to get into the story. Actually towards the end of the first half the film gains back from where it went down. But what is the need of such a heavy flashback for such a normal story? There was no use in just repeating the same act of the hero cheating people. It could have been better if Gokul had shown more number of scenes where the hero and his family cheats the people. The war scenes could have made better so that it could have connected the story well. The end of the movie shows the director could not come to a decision how to end the movie.
The film completely belongs to Karthi and he shines as the deadly warrior Raj Nayak with his villainy mannerisms while his performance as the comical black magician is a scream. After Karthi, Vivek steals the show as his dad. Nayanthara was used to project the film’s flashback in a grandeur way. Her styling and screen presence is unmatchable. Sri Divya has nothing much to do. Om Prakash’s camera angles and lighting are what makes this film differ from the usual fare in this genre. Sabu’s editing could have been even more crisper. Santhosh’s BGM makes to feel the movie more interesting. VFX could have been better whereas the detailing of the art team stands tall.
Gokul, who gave us a very strong ‘Idharkudhaney Aasaipattai Balakumara’ which was heavy in its comedy, has taken a different angle to black magic and has tried to give his best. Provided that this era belongs to the ghosts he has mixed that with a spoon of comedy and a vessel of old century fights. Unfortunately he could not give much of what was expected from the trailer and the film moves damn slow even after the story was established. Can watch only for Karthi and the visuals. Better to give a miss if you do not have patience..!! 🙂