‘Kaashi’ Movie Review: This movie will leave you speechless, and not in a good way
Directed by: Dhiraj Kumar
Produced by: Dhiraj Kumar, Manish Kishore, Shravan Kumar Agarwal, Sanjay Surana, Vinit Singh
Cast: Sharman Joshi, Aishwarya Devan
Bollywood Bubble Rating: 0.5/5
It’s not hard to point out what’s wrong with ‘Kaashi’, but it’s hard to point out what’s right. A C-grade crap show from the first frame to the last, ‘Kaashi’ is the sort of film that leaves you with a ‘WTF did I just see?’ feeling. While the first half is below average, the second half’s is as nonsensical as KRK’s fashion sense.
Coming to its plot, the movie starts by establishing a love story between Kaashi (Sharman Joshi) and Devina (Aishwarya Devan). While Kashi is a lower caste guy (a dom), Devina is a smart journalist. Their chemistry feels just as bad as ice cream cubes on a cheese pizza, and the less said about their dialogues, the better. Everything is going fine until Kaashi finds that his sister Ganga, did not return home from college. As you must have seen from the trailer, the first half involves him searching for his missing sister. What happens in the second half is much more difficult to explain.
Kaashi commits a murder and has to face the music for his actions in court. Silly arguments, outrageous over acting and pure WTF scenes result in a plot twist. It’s found that Ganga does not exist, Kaashi is a schizophrenic and he spends his last days in a mental hospital. He is fooled into killing two men, but he kills one woman with cold blooded intent. Yes, all of it is so much to take, we’re finding it hard to string it together in a coherent narrative.
If you are someone who likes to watch the WTFery presented by people like MSG, KRK, Rakhi Sawant and Swami Nithyananda, this movie might float your boat. If that is not the case, we dare you to watch it till the end without leaving your seat. Some of it may leave you speechless, and not in a good way.
By its name, some people may even be fooled into thinking that there might be a religious angle to it. There is none.
Avoid at all costs.