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Review of the film Kaatteri: This scary comedy has passed its prime

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Review of the film Kaatteri: This scary comedy has passed its prime

Review of the movie Kaatteri: In Kaatteri, director Deekay reuses the setup from his first film Yaamirukka Bayamey to create a new horror-comedy that features gullible heroes, an eclectic cast of comic characters, and an even more eclectic collection of ghosts. The main characters in this story are foolish small-time criminals who have incurred the wrath of their boss, a terrifying gangster. They decide to flee there with a psychiatrist whom their boss had assigned them to kidnap and an unaware policeman after learning of a village that is home to treasure. But they don’t realise it’s a ghost town until they actually arrive at the location.

While Yaamirukka Bayamey didn’t invent anything new, it was creative enough to provide us with a unique experience and set itself apart from the glut of horror comedies that were popular at the time it was released in Tamil cinema. Kaatteri would have debuted at the tail end of the horror comedy craze if not for production setbacks, which would have given it a period feel. But now that the trend has changed, the movie seems like an anomaly that has outlived its usefulness. It doesn’t help this one’s case that it treads on ground that has almost been covered by movies of its calibre.

There isn’t much to really impress us other than the concept of basing a story around the ghosts we hear in our folktales, such as Kaatteri, Maathamma, Mohini, and Echakkutty, and the opening set-piece where we witness a mass murder. The actors are in fine form, and there are a few laughs and fewer scares, but these don’t feel like enough. The treatment of its female characters, who are frequently objectified, is the biggest letdown. The film feels the most dated when male actors are seen gazing at, lusting after, or invading the personal space of the female characters in the name of comedy.

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In addition to giving Rishab Shetty a “beautiful present,” Kamal Haasan also wrote him a “appreciation letter” for Kantara

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In addition to giving Rishab Shetty a “beautiful present,” Kamal Haasan also wrote him a “appreciation letter” for Kantara

Veteran actor Kamal Hassan wrote Rishab Shetty and the cast of Kantara a letter of gratitude. Rishab expressed his gratitude to the “legend” for his “beautiful message” and “wonderful gift” on Friday via Instagram. He continued that Kamal’s gift had “too awed and awestruck” him. Kamal Hassan described the movie by Rishab Shetty as a classic in his letter and said, “I know you couldn’t have seen a movie called Nirmalyam by MT Vasudevan Nair. There are echoes of an old movie in yours. Even though you might not be aware of them, your cinematic ancestors helped shape the language you use today.

In the caption of an image of Kamal Hassan’s letter of appreciation, Rishab Shetty stated: “Receiving such a sweet greeting from the legendary Indian filmmaker means a lot. Too shocked and awestruck to notice Kamal Sir’s unexpected gift. Thank you so much, sir, for this priceless present.”

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