kavacham has been promoted a lot in recent days. the film directed by mamilla srinivas has hit the screens today and let’s see how it goes.
vijay(bellamkonda srinivas) is a sincere police officer who loves samyukta(kajal) and wants to marry her. but after a while, she disappears from the scene. This is also the moment when Vijay saves a lonely girl (Mehreen) from kidnapping. but his sincere efforts are turned upside down when he is framed for kidnapping. what is this conspiracy? who is behind and where has samyukta suddenly disappeared? To find all the answers, you need to watch the movie on the big screen.
bellamkonda srinivas plays the role of policeman well. he gets a meaty role and, unsurprisingly, he’s very good at the action sequences. he is very good during the climax fight and the scenes of him with mehreen have come out well.
kajal has a crucial role but it doesn’t get very emotional. she looks lovely in the songs and does what is expected of her throughout the movie. mehreen gets a key role and it is she who brings the key changes in the film. she is fine in her role, but she needs to work on her expressions.
neil nitin mukesh is good as the main villain and takes over the movie in the last half hour or so. posani was good as a crooked cop and so were satyam rajesh and mukesh rishi. the interval explosion is the highlight and has been handled quite well.
Except for the interval explosion, the entire first half is weak. the director has written a good interval explosion but failed to initialize the story properly. even an hour into the process, there is no clarity on the story. what you see is a lot of unnecessary scenes between kajal and srinivas that are of no interest.
Because the interval explosion is set high, you’d think the movie would pick up a good speed in the second half, but it doesn’t. the director complicates the turns so much that many characters are introduced one after another and makes the execution time even longer.
In a word, what could have been a good game of cat and mouse between hero and villain with a basic and interesting twist is slowed down by too many subplots.
As with all bellamkonda movies, the film’s production values are top notch. locations, action sequences and chases are very good. once again chota k naidu shows his experience while giving the film a rich light. Thaman’s music is below average, but the background score is decent enough. composed fights look good on screen and will please the masses. the dialogues are decent and the style made for kajal is very bad in the sound part.
as for director srinivas, he makes a good debut with kavacham. his story on paper is good but his inexperience when it comes to narrating the thriller can be seen in the first half. If he had done this part well and narrated the movie on a simple note, things would have been even better.
Overall, kavachm is a typical police drama that works in parts. the interval twist is interesting, but the storytelling could have been even better in the first half. The movie has some crowd-pleasing elements, but for a downtown and multiplex audience, this movie will be just another routine entertainment. If you’re one of those who don’t mind noisy cop dramas with massive episodes, give this movie a shot. but the rest enter with low expectations as there is nothing new to see here.
123telugu.com rating: 2.75/5
reviewed by 123telugu team
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