Review : Kevvu Keka – Falls flat
Kevvu_Keka (1) Release date : 19 July 2013 Rating : 2.5/5
Director : Devi Prasad C
Producer : Boppana Chandrasekhar
Music Director : Bheems, Chinni Charan
Starring : Allari Naresh, Sharmila Mandre

Comedy King Allari Naresh has teamed up with Sharmila Mandre and director Devi Prasad for the comedy film ‘Kevvu Keka’. Boppana Chandrasekhar is the producer. The movie has released today, so let us see of if it is going to entertain as promised.

Story :

Buchi Raju (Allari Naresh) is a salesman in Kalanikethan Mall. He lives with his uncle Abrakadabra Appa Rao (Krishna Bhagawan), who is a magician. Buchi Raju happens to come across Maha Lakshmi (Sharmila Mandre) one fine day and falls in love with her. Maha Lakshmi also responds to Buchi Babu and they fall in love.

Maha Lakshmi’s father Subba Rao (M.S.Narayana) does not approve of this alliance as Buchi Raju is not a rich guy. To win Maha Lakshmi’s hand, Buchi Raju promises to earn a lot of money within 6 months and leaves.

Through his uncle Appa Rao, he comes to know about a Bangkok businessman named Gottam Gopalakrishna (Ashish Vidyardhi) and a fortune that is waiting for him. Armed with this information, Buchi Raju decides to go to Bangkok to seek his money.

What happens next? Will Buchi Raju succeed in his efforts? That forms the story of this film.

Plus Points :

Allari Naresh was his usual self in this film. He succeeded in entertaining viewers to a certain extent with his comedy timing and mannerisms. He also looked quite stylish in this film. Sharmila Mandre has done a good job. Ashish Vidyardhi is very effective in a full length comedy.

Krishna Bhagawan, Ali and Dhan Raj entertain parts. The first half of the movie has some good moments. The shopping mall episode, party episode and the song medleys have come out well. Entertainment quotient in the first half is decent.

Minus Points :

The film’s second half is a big letdown. Comedy quotient drops alarmingly here and the film seems to drag on and on.

The director has concentrated more on coming up with a confusion drama in the second half and this has not worked well. A senior and talented comedian like M.S.Narayana has been wasted in this film.

The romantic track between Naresh and Sharmila Mandre should have been better. It is quite superficial. Songs act as speed breakers for this movie and do not help the proceedings at all.
The climax block is dragged out.

Technical Aspects :

Cinematography is ok. The editor should have trimmed off a number of scenes in the second half. Background score is just about ok.

Devi Prasad has handled the direction, screenplay and story departments. He has not done justice to any of them. He loses control of the film in the second half.

Verdict :

Kevvu Keka has a decent first half but the film goes downhill in the second half. Allari Naresh has tried his best, but that is not enough to save this film. Rating – 2.5/5

Reviewed by Raghava
(translated by Emmess)


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