So, if anyone is thinking that this Sharman Joshi starrer has something to do with the cleaning of the holy Ganges campaign?, hold on… there is a twist in this tale caused by a spoon… interested?!, then read further to know about this junoon by Benaraswasi Kaashi.
Kaashi (Sharman Joshi) makes a living by cremating people on the banks of the Ganga. He saves the honour of a female journalists Devina (Aishwarya Dewan), from local goons. The journo who is working on a piece on Ganges seeks Kaashi’s help. Kaashi introduces Benaras and his family to the journo that includes younger sister Ganga (Priyanka Singh) and guess what,.. bingo ( Ganga goes missing). Kaashi quest for Ganga begins, accused of murdering his sister’s alleged boyfriend, Kaashi goes to jail and the second half is a courtroom drama where all things happen.
Writer Manish Kishore tries to add many things into a physiological thriller and gets carried away. Director Dhiraj Kumar is in confused state of mind throughout. He begins the movie with a dark scene, then a holi flashback, some romance, melodrama, then some psychological thriller mode and after swinging in all these genres without achieving anything significant, decides to explore the courtroom dramas and makes a mockery of everything.
The proceedings lack the required logic, the revenge part turns out to be funny and that’s so sad, the action is laughable.
Sharman Joshi is loud and it’s clear that the actor who understands the difference between acting in theatre and acting in movies. The one who has proven his mettle needs to search for better scripts to justify his potential. Not this hum drummer. Aishwarya Devan is okay. The veterans Govind Namdev, Manoj Pahwa, Joshi, Akhilendra Mishra are competent. Tv comedian Paritosh Tripathi leaves his mark.
If you are eager to know how Benaras is depicted in this sheer disappointment from start to finish then in our humble attempt to stop any attempt that further maligns people, things, places and related emotions involved with KAASHI: IN SEARCH OF GANGA, we conclude with a silence.