The supernatural flicks always kindles curiosity and has special niche among audiences. After helming a full fledged comical entertainer, Gokul has taken a quite hiatus for his high budget venture Kashmora which has all elements packed in a right mix where first half includes feel good witty sequences and post interval involves more of errie portions. The multiple looks of suave star Karthi are the highlighting factors of this project also the inclusion of versatile artist Nayanthara in the period portion enhances the coreplot. The third look of karthi which was recreated in visual effects gives a astonishing feel and it was presented in menacing way. The detailed facets of this much awaited movie are as follows.
Kashmora and his family who does fake black magic were trapped in a haunted palace located in a rural locality and how they get rid of the threatening ghost is the remaining story.
The intriguing intro portion sets momentum for the proceeding which is been followed by comical portions of Kashmora’s family who makes fake gimmicks of blackmagic to attain more remuneration by fooling innocent people. Visual effects and Art direction are the kingpin for this venture which looked completely high standards and big applause to the technical crew for producing perfect grandeur feel to the viewers. After elaborating witty elements, the main plot kickstarts in the interval block in a serious note.
After trapped in a haunted palace, the entire family of Kashmora were forced to encounter a shooking incidents which happens in and around that isolated palace. The introduction of Raj Nayak in the later part of second half evoked much gripping to the coreplot, the depiction of Karthi’s menacing third look in the visual effects is a surprise package. The war sequences were almost made in a innate manner and Nayanthara’s special cameo towards the end creates goosebumps to the audiences. On the whole, film didn’t disappoint the audiences and gives satisfying feel at the end.
The main lead Karthi has given his best performance especially in Raj Nayak character whose negative shade role garners laurel. Among the female leads, Nayanthara’s portion were gritty and enchanting. Vivek and Sharath lohitashwa were seen in a solid supporting persona. The detailing of each roles were presented in subtle fashion and kudos to auteur Gokul whose hardwork were evident in big screen.
Art direction, cinematography, Visual effects and background score elevated the movie till the climax with less dreary moments and kudos to entire technical team. Characterisation of period characters are spell bound with intense dialogues and narration. Negative aspects are the very less scope for versatile artist like Vivek , second female lead Sridivya created less impact to the plot.
Auteur should have added much more errie sequences in the first half, the intro song of Karthi must be trimmed to enhance the flow of the script.
Verdict- Watchable fantasy thriller especially for the intense visual effects and art direction.
Reviewer – DEEPAK