Review : Kameena – Another botched remake
Kameena Release date : 13 September 2013 Rating : 2.25/5
Director : Lakshmikant Chenna
Producer : Siddharth Arimanda
Music Director : Agastya
Starring : Sai Kumar, Roja..

The movie Johnny Gaddar released in 2007 to good critical acclaim in Bollywood. Lakshmikanth Chenna has now decided to remake this film in Telugu as ‘Kameena’. Varaprasad Reddy is the producer. The film is releasing today across the state, so let us see how it is.

Story :

Dharma ( Sai Kumar), Siva ( Subbaraju), Teja (Ashish Vidyardhi), Kailash (Brahmaji) and Siddhu (Krish) are business partners and close friends. They trade in illegal blackmarket stuff. One fine day, inspector Kalyan (Ravi Babu) offers them a lucrative deal, which can make them very rich. To fulfill the deal, they need to raise 5 Crores.

They entrust the cash to Shiva and task him with the delivery. But this is where jealousy rears its ugly head. Siddhu decides to steal the 5 Crores from Shiva and almost succeeds in the process. But things go horribly wrong in the process. People start getting killed.

Members of the group start suspecting each other and Kalyan comes into the picture, to find out the culprit. What happens in the end?? Who is the main villain? Will Kalyan find out the culprit? That forms the rest of the story.

Plus Points :

There a number of talented actors in the film like Sai Kumar, Brahmaji, Ashish Vidyardhi and Roja. They have done a good job and they have tried their best to liven up the proceedings.

For about 20 minutes before the interval, the film picks up good pace and engages the viewers. But that is about it.

Minus Points :

The movie is a poor remake of the Bollywood film. While the basic plot has been taken from Johnny Gadar, the execution is pretty bad.

Krish needs to improve a lot as an actor if he is serious about an acting career. The actress who essayed the role of Twinkle is really bad.

Except for about 20 minutes before the interval, the film’s pace is very slow. Scenes are unnecessarily prolonged. The movie also becomes extremely predictable in the second half.

None of the songs help the film. The item song that comes just before the climax is extremely irritating.

Entertainment quotient in the film is almost zero. Irrespective of A, B and C centers, all sections of viewers will find it quite boring.

Technical Aspects:

Cinematography is just about average. Editing is quite poor and a lot of unnecessary scenes are present in the film. Dialogues are poor. Music and background score are quite poor.

Lakshmikanth Chenna’s direction leaves a lot to be desired. He fails to make a positive impact. Production values are very mediocre.

Verdict :

‘Kameena’ is a poor remake of a critically acclaimed Bollywood film. Except for the presence of a few seasoned actors, there is nothing in this movie for viewers. You can safely skip this film

123telugu Rating – 2.25/5

Reviewed by Mahesh S Koneru


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