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Kameena (Kamina) - Movie Review

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Rating:
2.5/5
Five years after the release of Ninna Nedu Repu, director Lakshmikanth Chenna has made a comeback with the movie Kameena, which is remake of critically-acclaimed Bollywood film Johnny Gaddaar - a neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Sriram Raghavan. But he has failed to make it an interesting watch due to his poor directorial work.

Taking the basic story from Johnny Gadar, Lakshmikanth has re-rewritten the script in a different way. He has made several changes in the story to suit the taste of Telugu audience, but the result is that he has failed to execute his ideas on screen. A little more homework by him should have made the film an interesting fare.

The movie revolves around police officers recounting a story of missing money, which results in lies, deceit, betrayal and death. Unlike the original, Kameena is very boring and predictable in the second half. Barring a few scenes, the movie has a slow and dragging narration, which kills the interest of the viewers.

Dharma (Sai Kumar), Teja (Ashish Vidyarthi), Kailash (Brahmaji), Siva (Subbaraju) and Siddhu (Krish) are close friends, who are involved in illegal business. They get a deal from Inspector Kalyan (Ravi Babu), who ask them to collect Rs 5 crores. They managed to get this huge amount and assign Shiva the task of delivering it. But things go horribly wrong in the process, when Siddhu plans to escape with the money. What happens next will form the rest of the story.

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Lead Actors' Performances In Kameena

Sai Kumar, Ashish Vidyardhi, Brahmaji and Subbaraju, who have played the lead roles in Kameena, have delivered good performances, which are the main attractions in the movie.

Krish's Performance In Kameena

But debutante Krish, who has played a lead role in Kameena, has failed to do justice to his role. He has still long way to prove his mettle in the film industry. Other supporting artistes have also done good job.

Production Values In Kameena

The biggest drawbacks of the movie Kameena are its poor production values. Except for the camera work, all technical departments have failed to live upto the mark. Mainly music and dialogues are very poor. At least a better editing could have saved the movie.

Kameena Verdict

Overall, Kameena is an average fare and a poor remake of critically-acclaimed Hindi movie Johny Gaddaar. It is an ignorable movie.

Kameena Cast And Crew

Producer: Siddharth Arimanda
Director: Lakshmikanth Chenna
Cast: Sai Kumar, Ashish Vidyardhi, Brahmaji, Subbaraju, Krish, Ravi Babu, Roja Selvamani and Lekha Washington
Music: Agastya
Release date: September 13, 2013

Topics: telugu review, kameena, sai kumar, ashish vidyarthi, brahmaji, subbaraju, krish, lakshmikanth chenna, ravi babu, roja, lekha washington
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