Movie : Kimina
Cast: Krish, Bharmaji, Roja, Srihari, Saikumar, Lekha Washington, Subbaraju, Ashish Vidyarthi and Ravi Babu
Direction: Lakshmmikanth Chenna
Production: Siddharth Arimanda
Music Director: Agastya
Censor Certificate: A
Story: Five conmen plan a deal which will make each of them richer in couple of days. Dharma (Saikumar) is supposedly the top guy. He’s supported by Kailash (Bhramaji), Teja (Ashish Vidyarthi), Shiva (Subbaraj) and Subbu (Krish). Subbu however, has other plans; he borrows several ideas from his James Hadley Chase novels and Parwana to double-cross his fellow associates and elope with Vasuki (Lekha), Teja’s girlfriend! Subbu’s plan however, goes haywire when he accidentally kills Shiva (Subbaraj) in the first phase of his plan. After that point, Subbu plans escape every assignation with destiny untill the climax, where justice is delivered.
Technical Aspects:Story by Sriram Raghavan is good. The film had all the makings of a thriller, but it is marred by lack of pace. The script was indeed interesting with one fortuity leading to another and so on and so forth, but it was accomplished in a very sluggish manner. The director seemed to have lost his vision after the intermission, where he went absolutely overboard with character development and took too much screen time familiarizing us with their personal lives. Director Lakshmikant Chenna leaves a lot be desired. The director failed in creating and sustaining the suspense element in this film.
Music by Agastya (Naa Saami Ranga fame) is very average, Background Score is okay in parts. Cinematography is neat. The rogue film making angles are good in the first half. Editing could have been crispy. Production Values by Kubera films banner are fine.
Performances: Debutant Krish is okay in role, he should work hard on his expressions and mannerisms. Female leads Lekha Washignton and Ruby Parihar have limited role to play in the movie. Sai Kumar is the best of the actors in the film. Ashish Vidyarthi and Bhramaji are fine in their roles as Rich club and Gambling den owners. Roja, Subbaraj and Ravi Babu supportive in their extended cameos.
Analysis: Kamina is an official remake of Sriram Raghavan’s Johnny Gaddar, which was un officially remade in Telugu by Amma Rajasekhar as Bheebatsam in 2008. Keeping Original and un-official remake aside, Kamina has poor scripting ruining thrilling plans. What have happened with Chenna’s Ninna Needu Repu seems to have repeated in a challenge to give new touch to Bollywood thriller. Movie also lacks the drama and emotions barring for only few scenes. On the whole, Kamina is no patch on Sriram Raghavan’s Johnny Gaddar.
Cinetara Rating: 1.5/5