Kaashmora (English: Deadly Spirit) is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language action fantasy horror comedy film written and directed by Gokul. It features Karthi, Nayantara and Sri Divya in the lead roles.It was dubbed into hindi under same name by goldmine telefilm. Santhosh Narayanan composed the film’s score and soundtrack. The film was released worldwide on 28 October 2016.
Kaashmora (Karthi) and his family live by cheating people in the name of black magic and dark spirits. One day, a PhD research student Yamini (Sri Divya) joins Kaashmora, only to gather evidence and expose him to the public. Kaashmora’s fame brings him to a superstitious and fraudulent Minister (Sharath Lohitashwa). Kaashmora earns the Minister’s trust. When income tax department raids the minister’s house, he asks his henchmen to transfer all the illegal money to Kaashmora’s house. Seeing this as an opportunity to escape and settle abroad, Kaashmora’s family escapes with the money. Meanwhile, Chelapathy Rao, a Telugu man seeks Kaashmora’s help and brings him to a haunted bungalow in Andhra Pradesh. In the bungalow, Kaashmora is haunted by real ghosts.
Back in Chennai, the Minister learns that Kaashmora is a fraud and sends his henchmen to kill his family. The henchmen try to get Kaashmora from the bungalow but are unable to do so as the ghost beats them all and drags Kaashmora and his family inside the bungalow. Inside, they meet with a broker who got trapped inside the bungalow for a long time. The broker says that the bungalow was once a princess’s palace. Ever since her death, residents and owners of the bungalow had met with an ill-fated death. He also tells that there are 13 ghosts in the bungalow. The trapped people meet the ghost of Raj Nayak, the head of all the 13 ghosts. Rajnayak asks Kaashmora to help him and his 13 subordinates reach the spiritual world. He then locks them in the castle. That night, a young girl in Kaashmora’s dream leads him to a locked door within the castle.