Kajal Aggarwal, Action scenes, Production valuesKajal Aggarwal, Action scenes, Production valuesUsual cop flick, Songs, Editing, Unengaging Screenplay
Young hero Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas, who was last seen in the fantasy thriller Saakshyam, is now back on screen, this time donning the khaki for the first time in his latest offering, Kavacham, costarring milky babes Kajal Aggarwal and Mehreen Pirzada, which has released today. Here's team AP Herald's exclusive first on net Kavacham review.
Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas plays a young and upright cop, and his life progresses in a smooth way, until the city faces some kidnappings, and Mehreen Pirzada is a testimony to one of those incidents, following which Sai Sreenivas begins to trace the kidnapping anti socials. Meanwhile he's also in love with Kajal Aggarwal, and situations make Sai Sreenivas himself framed in all the crimes in the city. Now he is no more a cop, and he has to prove himself innocent besides also expose the gangs behind anti social activities in the city. Was he able to nab Neil Nithin Mukesh and gang and expose them, and was he able to get back to his cop duty is what Kavacham is all about.
Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas is super fit as the cop, and he has improved slightly in terms of emoting, while still has a long way to go, and has as usual excelled with dances, and has to improve a lot in romance portions, as he looks out of place. Kajal Aggarwal and Mehreen Pirzada look pretty and make Kavacham a colorful outing though they play typical eye candies, the former gets more screen space than Mehreen, and are limited to stereotype roles. Neil Nithin Mukesh as the principal antagonist tries hard to look evil, but fails with poor lip sync.Harish Uthaman is adequate, while Harshavardhan and Ajay are menacing, though they play cliched roles. The rest of the cast does not have much to do.
S Thaman delivers a loud and jarring BGM, while of the songs, Tu Hi Mera, Dulhara Dulhara and Vasthava Pilla are humworthy. Cinematography by Chota K Naidu is stunning as he has captured the action episodes and chase episodes perfectly. Chota K Prasad's editing could have been taut, as the movie drags big time in the second half.
Debutant director Srinivas has made an entry with an interesting premise of a cop on the run behind a kidnapping racket, and has got a pretty decent casting for the same. However, he fails in execution, as he is badly let down by the lead actors, who are unable to emote, and a dull screenplay that never gains momentum. The first half of the movie goes with leisurely pace, with an unwanted entry song, and several forced and unappealing romance episodes, while the second half suffers from song placements, and though the knot looks convincing, it is presented in an uninteresting manner, with too much predictability and a weak villains setup, and Kavacham with an unengaging screenplay ends as an average outing. All said, Kavacham adds to the list of unsuccessful attempts of Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas.
Bellamkonda Sreenivas,Kajal Agarwal,Mehreen Pirzada, Srinivas Mamilla, Naveen SontineniYet another cop flick, that fails to engage completely