The sense of fear and humor is not something that could be felt together. But, the debutant director Murali has managed to blend them together in the new horror-comedy movie Namo Boothatma. The movie starring Komal Kumar, is a remake of the Tamil movie Yaamirukka Bayame.
The story is about an out of luck telemarketer played by Komal Kumar, who is on the run from a local don after borrowing money from him. He finds out that his father has left behind a huge palatial house in his native. After turning the house into a hotel with the help of a caretaker, he soon finds out that the place is haunted.
The rest of the plot deals with how the protagonist fights off the evil spirit haunting the house and also escape from the wrath of the don to whom he owes huge amount of money. Komal Kumar was an established comedian before becoming a lead actor, and his comic timing in the movie will make you laugh.
The director has kept the screenplay crisp which makes the movie even more entertaining. The first half of the movie has been scripted brilliantly, but it almost feels like the director could have shown a bit more patience with the second half of the movie. The supporting cast play their role eloquently. However, Komal Kumar is the main attraction here.
The director of the movie, Murali should now attempt to make a movie with an original script. Perhaps that would be a real test of his abilities. Namo Boothatma will make you squirm with fear and laugh at the same time. It is a complete entertainer that could be watched over the weekend. Over all a good attempt.