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'Kavacham' Review: Over-the-top Cop Thriller

'Kavacham' Review: Over-the-top Cop Thriller

Movie: Kavacham
Rating: 2/5
Vamshadara Creations
Cast: Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas, Kajal Aggarwal, Mehreen Pirzada, Mukesh Rishi, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Harshavardhan Rane, Posani Krishna Murali, Satyam Rajesh and others
Music: S S Thaman
Cinematographer: Chota K Naidu
Editor: Chota K Prasad
Producer: Naveen Chowdary Sontineni
Written and Directed by: Sreenivas Mamilla
Release Date: December 7, 2018

Despite delivering a dud with 'Saakshyam' this year, Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas is not slowing down. He has lined up many movies and one of them is 'Kavacham' that hit the screens today.

Let’s find out its merits and demerits.  

In the city of Vizag, Vijay (Bellamkonda Srinivas), an honest cop, plays a kidnap drama to bear medical expenses for his mother who injured severely in an accident. He kidnaps Samyukta (Mehreen), niece of an industrialist (Mukesh Rishi) and demands Rs 50 Lakhs.

It was fake kidnap drama as Samyukta herself gives him this idea. He gets the money and releases her at a bus stop thanking her profusely.

Twist in the tale is that she is not the real Samyukta, she took another girl’s identity (Kajal). Why? What problems he has faced due to this twist?

Artistes’ Performances:
Playing a cop’s role is considered to be success mantra for action stars. Bellamkonda has played this role in his regular style, nothing much difference from his movies.

Kajal Aggarwal has not much to do in the film. Moreover, she has looked old opposite Bellamkonda. Mehreen is okay.

Neil Nithin Mukesh, his debut in Tollywood, has done good job. Harshavardhane Rana and Ajay are competent.

Technical Excellence:
The film is shot lavishly with rich production values and good action episodes. Thaman’s songs are of pedestrian quality. Cinematography by Chota K Naidi is slick.

Interval bang
Some episodes

Old story
Routine sequences
Slow pace
Silly comedy with Posani

At first, ‘Kavacham’ gives impression that it offers something new but pretty soon the momentum slips and it turns a boring affair.

Till the interval, the sequences proceed in awfully formulaic way. A police officer accidentally meeting a girl (Mehreen) and bringing her to his home when there is no one at his home is unrealistic. Even the romantic thread of Bellamkonda and Kajal is quite clichéd.

The only interesting point is the interval bang. The director rests entire story on this flimsy sequence.

The basic story is quite old and the villain’s motto is also as old as Himalayas. What the new director has tried is playing with unnecessary tracks by bringing various characters. By the time he reveals the twists, it tests our patience.

All Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas’s movies are going in unoriginal way. He is not trying to offer something new or a film with strong script. This is another example.

Although the film turns interesting in at interval bang and holds interest for some moments post-interval, the director has loosened the grip after that. It ends in stereotypical way.

Such mass movies work to an extent if songs are good. But here Thaman’s songs are utterly boring. There is no entertainment either.

All in all, “Kavachaam” is another regular, commercial action film from hero Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas that is full of clichéd sequences.

Bottom-line: Formulaic Action


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