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Kashmora  ( UA ) (2016)  (Telugu)
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Kashmora Review

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Kashmora is an average attempt with some glitches here and there. Audience these days are patronizing the Horror Comedy Genre well and so are likely to connect with the film given some good promotions and the vacuum at the box office.
2 out of 5 (Average)  | NR (NOWRUNNING)
Kashmora (Karthi) is a crook who lives on making fool out of others claiming himself a man with special powers of talking to the ghosts. He makes money out of this and one day dupes a rich politician. With the bounty, Kashmora runs away but then gets stuck in a haunted building. The twist in the tale is that some real ghosts starts haunting him there. Rest of the story is all about the connection with Kashmora, the bungalow and the ghosts.

Karthi rocked the show as always in two different characters - Kashmora and Raj Nayak. In the role of Kashmora, he enthralled audience with his usual comedy timing while surprising with his look and performance as Raj Nayak. Zero Size Nayantara looks like a terrible mismatch. She is no fit to the Royal Charam which should match Raj Nayak and hold the film together. Sri Divya is seen a student who is in to the thesis on spirits and she is okay. Actor Vivek and the artists seen as his followers evoked some laughs. Rest of the characters mainly from Kollywood looked strange to Telugu audience.

Director Gokul who is also the writer of the film did a good job with the concept of linking the current set up with the ancient fantasy element. He interlaced horror comedy, fantasy and suspense very well. But then the minuses are the excessive run time and the director deviating from the actual plot for a long time in both the halves of the film. Nayantara's cameo looks silly and the story behind the fantasy is not that gripping.

Music composed by Santosh Narayanan is a disappointment while the background score is not to the level which could have elevated the proceedings to another level. The Editor has a good chance of trimming down the film by some 15 minutes or so. Camera work by Om Prakash needs to be appreciated and would have been much better if the VFX part is better. Production Values are okay.

On the whole, Kashmora is an average attempt with some glitches here and there. Audience these days are patronizing the Horror Comedy Genre well and so are likely to connect with the film given some good promotions and the vacuum at the box office.
Critic: NR
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0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good

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