Impressed by the content of Malayalam hit movie ‘Oppam’, century star Shivarajkumar made an exception to act in a remake venture after 14 long years. And, the decision to do so has worked very well as 'Kavacha’ results as a perfect entertainer which is emotionally wrapped with a brilliant climax.
While the director has retained a majority of the sequences from the original, it is the additional commercial touch to the script which appeals to the Kannada audience. Also high on emotions, the revenge plot is the essence of the tale. Shivarajkumar as a visually challenged person is up against a person who is on a killing spree. In here, he does odd-jobs in an apartment for living.
The tale gets twisted when the protagonist is entrusted with the responsibility of taking care of the daughter of a retired judge, who is later killed. Along with being a guardian, the visually challenged character has a secret to protect from the anti-social element.
Isha Koppikar and Kruthika Jayakumar are impressive with their limited roles and Vashishta is at his usual best with an on-screen cut-throat personality. The real action lies in the second half which leads to a nail-biting end.
A must watch for Shivanna fans, Kavacha has everything the audience would seek in a well balanced commercial entertainer.