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Kavacham Review

U/A 2 hrs 23 mins Dec 7, 2018





Kavacham Review & Rating

Kavacham Review: Not So Good Cop Thriller

The premise

Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas who made a shot at success this year with the epic action fantasy Saakshyam, returned this time with a cop thriller. This is the first time he did a film in the direction of a debutant and changed the genre and the format of his film. Have all these efforts given him the desired commercial success or not? Let's find out with Kavacham review. 

The story

Vijay is a sincere Sub Inspector of Police working in Visakhapatnam. He helps the people who are in need. Once he caught a thief and counseled him. Then he helped the guy open a shop to live a respectful life. As usual with all the Telugu films, he loves his mother. The city is currently shocked by several kidnaps. 

One day, Vijay saves a lady named Samyukthaplayed by Mehreen Kaur Pirzada. When his mother was in trouble, he with the help of Samyuktha enacts a fake kidnap drama for Rs. 50 lakhs to save his mother who met with a serious accident. But later he finds that the lady who he saved is not Samyuktha but is another woman named Lavanya. 

In a serious twist of fate, the real Samyuktha is kidnapped by a gang and Vijay is suspected of it. How Vijay proves his innocence? Who is Lavanya and what was her motive in the kidnap drama? How the real Samyuktha is related to Vijay? The answers to all these questions can be found by watching Kavacham. 

How they fared?

Bellamkonda Sreenivas is good and has a great screen presence as a cop. His physique and the body language are good. But it is in the dialogue department he fails. The voice modulation is not up to scratch. He is extremely good at dances and action sequences though. Kajal and Mmehreen received characters with stuff. But there is not much to emote for them. They looked gorgeous in the songs and did skin show required of them.

Neil Nitin Mukesh who played the role of the villain is terrific in his screen presence. But his characterization is pathetic. Posani received a routine role and he delivered a routine act. The lady who played Vijay's mother is good. Sathyam Rajesh, Mukesh Rishi, Harshvardhan Rane, and harish Uttaman all are wasted in regular roles. 

Director's inexperience to the fore

The director Srinivas Mamilla came up with an interesting storyline that of a sincere police officer who enacts a fake kidnapping to save his mother is accused of a real kidnap. It has all the elements for making a low budget but a high-quality thriller. But the narration failed to make it so. There are quite a few interesting twists. Especially the interval bang is executed brilliantly. But the unnecessary mass orientation, songs that apparated out of nowhere, and disjointed screenplay all played spoilsport. 

The crew

The music by Thaman reminds us the Thaman who was a stuff of jokes in the past. The background score is chaotic. The songs are forgettable. The cinematography is good. The visuals in the songs are good. The editing could have been better. The production values are grand as is the wont of Bellamkonda Ssreenivas movies. 


The interesting basic point is executed in an unnecessary commercial format. The first half of the movie doesn't have a stry and the second half is marred by unnecessary mass moments and only words no acting sort of punch dialogues. Overall, Kavacham is not a film Bellamkonda Sreenivas will be proud of.


  • The basic point of the story
  • Glamor show by the heroines
  • terrific interval bang


  • Boring first half
  • Unnecessary mass moments 
  • Out of place songs
  • Inexperienced direction​​​​​​​

Pycker Rating: 2 out of 5

Kavacham Critic Reviews

Kavacham User Reviews

  • Aditya

    8 Dec 18 @ 4:40 PM

    Same rotunine formala by the young hero and got decent performance by him and kajal but same direction and screenplay...

  • Kiran

    10 Dec 18 @ 10:38 PM

    Nice movie and songs 

  • Sai

    10 Dec 18 @ 10:00 PM

    Average movie

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What is Kavacham About?

Kavacham starring Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas in the lead role is a cop thriller. Srinivas plays the role of a policeman who fights it out with the criminals without backing out. He seems to be solving the mystery behind the kidnappings in the city. This the first film in his young career that he played the role of a cop. 

Kajal Aggarwal and Mehreen Kaur play the female leads in the movie. Sreenivas Mamilla makes his directorial debut with this movie. Vamsadha\ra Creations produces this movie which has Bollywood actor Neil Nitin Mukesh as the lead antagonist. 

Kavacham Promises

Bellamkonda Sreenivas vs Neil Nitin Mukesh

Neil Nitin Mukesh has turned a different leaf in his career by playing antagonist roles in South Indian films. Though he was first roped in to play the villain against Prabhas in Saaho, Kavacham is going to be the first Telugu movie he will be seen in a negative role. He is up against the young hero Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas who plays the role of a cop. Srinivas is terrific in the cop getup with a perfectly chiseled physique. Their rivalry in this cop vs criminal movie is sure to light up the screens. 

Kajal and Mehreen

One of the top actresses in South Indian Cinema, Kajal Aggarwal plays the female lead in this movie alongside another youth favourite Mehreen Kaur. This is her first combination with Bellamkonda Srinivas. Though her role is expected to have limited screen time, she will nevertheless be an asset with her glamor and performance. Mehreen is a talented actress and she may be playing the role of a damsel in distress. 

Thaman and company

Music director Thaman is in top form this year what with several good songs and some terrific musical scores. That he is composing the background score for a cop thriller makes it an intriguing prospect. His score will play a major role in elevating the on-screen proceedings. Senior cinematographer Chota K. Naidu is another asset for this movie and the way he handles the camera in the action sequences will make for an interesting watch. 

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