Director: Srinivas Mamilla
Cast: Bellamkonda Sreenivas, Kajal Agarwal, Mehreen, Neil Nitin Mukeh, Posani and Satyam Rajesh.
Vijay (Sreenivas) is the ideal police officer, honest and helpful. He saves Samyukta (Mehreen) from goons. His mother has met with an accident and he needs `50 lakh for her medical expenses. Samyukta advises him to stage a kidnap drama to get the money, and offers to play the victim as her uncle is rich. Vijay follows her advice. The next day news reports say he has kidnapped Samyukta but show the picture of his girlfriend (Kajal). He then learns that the girl he kidnapped is Lavanya, and Samyukta (Kajal Agarwal) has been kidnapped by someone else. The blame falls on Vijay.
Debutant Mamilla’s Kavacham, despite its title which promises something new, fails to deliver. The story is a routine one of a policeman trying to clear his name. The only interesting twist occurs at the interval when the fake kidnap drama turns serious and there are two victims. To get there, the director takes his own time. Despite the twist, the story is predictable.
While many young actors are choosing different kinds of scripts, Bellamkonda Sreenivas sticks to the old formula with a story that has been attempted several times before.
Sreenivas does his best in his first outing as a police officer but there is nothing special to the role. Kajal Agarwal’s role is very short.
The chemistry between the lead pair is missing, and she ends up looking older. Mehreen is better than Kajal. Hindi actor Neil Nitin Mukesh looks in his Tollywood debut in a negative role. Posani provides an overdose and Satyam Rajesh gets a good role. Harshavardhan Rane justifies his cameo. Music by Thaman is just below average The cinematography is by Chota K. Naidu is good.
There is little to redeem Kavacham except a few scenes....