Kavacham (2018 film)

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Kavacham
Directed bySreenivas Mamilla
Produced byNaveen Sonthineni
Chaganti Santaiah
Screenplay bySreenivas Mamilla
StarringBellamkonda Sreenivas
Neil Nitin Mukesh
Kajal Aggarwal
Mehreen Pirzada
Harshvardhan Rane
Music byS. Thaman
CinematographyChota K. Naidu
Edited byChota K. Prasad
Production
company
Vamsadhara Creations
Release date
7 December 2018
Running time
143 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguageTelugu

Kavacham (transl. Armor) is a 2018 Telugu-language romantic drama film directed by Sreenivas Mamilla. The film stars Bellamkonda Sreenivas, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Kajal Aggarwal and Mehreen Pirzada.[1][2] This film marks the Telugu debut of Neil Nitin Mukesh, who primarily works in Hindi films.[3]

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

The music is composed by S. Thaman.[4]

Kavacham (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by
Released2018
Recorded2017
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
Label
S. Thaman chronology
Amar Akbar Anthony
(2018)
Kavacham (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(2018)
Orange
(2018)
Track List
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Naa Aduge Padithey"ChandraboseRaghu Dixit4:24
2."Tu Hi Mera"Ramajogayya SastryRahul Nambiar3:47
3."Dulhara Dulhara"Sri ManiSreenidhi Tirumala4:49
4."Vasthava Pillaa"Ramajogayya SastryAditya Iyenegar, Parnika3:44
5."Nalugu Pedavulu"ChandraboseHanuman, Aditi Bavaraju3:50
Total length:19:57

Production[edit]

Producer Naveen Sonthineni announced that he would produce Bellamkonda Sreenivas's next film under his newly created production house, Vamsadhara Creations. Kajal Aggarwal was cast as the lead heroine. Naveen Chandra was originally cast as the main antagonist for the film, but was subsequently replaced by Hindi actor, Neil Nitin Mukesh.[5]

Release[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Kavacham received mixed to negative reviews from critics.

Sangeetha Devi Dundoo from The Hindu wrote that "A sliver of a story lies buried under the painstaking efforts to create a star aura" and criticizes the film's reliance on over used cliches.[6]

Srivastan Nadadhur, from the Times of India, gave it a 2/5, stating that "Even if the story seems intriguing on a certain level, the filmmaker Sreenivas Mamilla seems more interested in making the hero wear smart tees, romance the ladies in scenic locations and have him thrash the goons to a pulp sequence after sequence." He wrote that "Kavacham should serve as an ideal reminder to Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas that he needs to go beyond blazers, uniforms and abroad shoots to make a good film." [7]

Manoj Kumar R from The Indian Express gave it a 1/5: "As far as the story goes, Kavacham doesn’t have anything fresh to offer. It is just a star-vehicle that is intended to boost the young career of Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas." He remarks that the heroines, Kajal and Mehreen are not much more than "damsels in distress" and that the character of Neil Nitin Mukesh eventually "is reduced to nothing but a clown." [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'Kavacham' review: Masala-laden armour". December 7, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Kavacham movie review :It's a regular action formula film!". December 9, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Dulquer Salmaan in Karwaan, Akshay Kumar in 2.0 to Vidya Balan in NTR Biopic, Nithya Menen in Mission Mangal: Celebs Crossover in Cinema". December 20, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "Kavacham (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)".
  5. ^ "Neil Nitin Mukesh to star in Bellamkonda Srinivas' upcoming film". March 16, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  6. ^ Dundoo, Sangeetha Devi (2018-12-07). "'Kavacham' review: Masala-laden armour". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  7. ^ Kavacham Review {2/5}: Kavacham is a shield that should rather be given to a viewer who tolerates this film, retrieved 2019-01-27
  8. ^ "Kavacham movie review: A deeply formulaic potboiler that tests our patience". The Indian Express. 2018-12-07. Retrieved 2019-01-27.

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