Comedy King Allari Naresh has once again teamed up with Devi Prasad five years after the release of their hit movie Blade Babji. Prior its release, the combo's second film Kevvu Keka the title of which has been inspired a song from the Pawan Kalyan's Gabbar Singh, had created lot of expectations among film goers, but the movie is partially successful in reaching them.
Kevvu Keka is an out-and-out slapstick comedy movie with a few other masala ingredients. Allari Naresh's perfect comedy timing is the main attraction in the film. Devi Prasad's narration and funny dialogues, Bheems and Chinni Charan's music and Adusumilli Vijay Kumar's cinematography, costumes and art direction are its other highlights. The dragging narration in the second half is its one big drawback.
Devi Prasad, who has good grip on comedy, has once again tried to bank on the same genre. The director, who has penned the story and screenplay for the film, has taken a cliched storyline and depicted in a comical way. Set in the backdrop of a kidnap, Kevvu Keka revolves around an ambitious guy, who wants to earn money to win his girlfriends hand. Although he has tried his best in offering a full-length comedy, the director fails miserably in his mission.
Kevvu Keka has some of the very interesting moments like scenes in shopping mall and party and medley song in the first half, which has fast-paced tempo with comedy quotient. But its entertainment quotient falls down utterly with slow-paced narration in the second half. The dragging climax may bore you a lot.
Continue to read story and movie review of Kevvu Keka in the slideshow.
Kevvu Keka Story
Buchi Raju (Allari Naresh) is a salesman and he stays with his uncle, magician Abrakadabra Appa Rao (Krishna Bhagawan) in Kalanikethan Mall. He falls in love with Maha Lakshmi (Sharmila Mandre), but her father Subba Rao (MS Narayana) does not approve their alliance as Raju is not a rich guy. In a bid to win her hand, he sets out to Bangkok to earn money. What happens next will form crux of the story.
Allari Naresh's Performance
As usual, Allari Naresh has delivered an excellent performance. Taking complete responsibility on his shoulder, he succeeds in entertaining viewers. His comedy timing and mannerisms are simply superb.
Sharmila' Acting In Kevvu Keka
Sharmila Mandre has got good scope for her role in Kevvu Keka and she has done her best to do justice to it. Her chemistry with Naresh is also good to watch on screen.
Supporting Cast In Kevvu Keka
For the first time, Ashish Vidyardhi has full length comedy role in Kevvu Keka and he will successfully impress you. Others like Krishna Bhagawan, Ali and Dhanraj will also try to tickle you funny bones. But it should be said here that the director has failed to use an experiences artiste like MS Narayan.
Kevvu Keka Music
Kevvu Keka has sound production values and Bheems and Chinni Charan's music and background score are main highlight in the technical front. Adusumilli Vijayakumar's camera work is also commendable. But editor Nandamuri Hari must have trimmed illogical and dragging scenes in the second half.
Kevvu Keka Verdict
In a nutshell, Kevvu Keka is a good comedy entertainer, which a family can sit together. It has its own share of drawbacks, but it will be a treat for comedy lovers. Don't miss it if you are a Naresh Fan.
Kevvu Keka Cast & Crew
Producer: Boppana Chandrasekhar
Director: Devi Prasad
Cast: Allari Naresh, Sharmila Mandre, Krishna Bhagawan, Jayaprakash Reddy, MS Narayana, Chalapati Rao, Ali, Khayyum, Sai, Kadambari Kiran
Music: Bheems, Chinni Charan
Release date: July 19, 2013