2 hrs 23 mins
What Is the Film About?
Govind (Sapthagiri) comes to a temple as a ‘baba’ with an ulterior motive of robbing a treasure. However, he ends up finding something else that lands him and the people around him in trouble. What did Govind find and why did he decide to steal in the first place is what Vajra Kavachadhara Govinda is all about?
How Is Saptagiri’s Performance?
Sapthagiri is a comedian who has been doing the lead roles now and then. It can be said without any doubt that Sapthagiri has terrific comedy timing, but it works as part of a bigger narrative where there is something else besides him. An entire film running on his timing alone is becoming a tiresome watch, more so because individual blocks are created artificially in the narrative to suit his strength. The reality is that it plays out oppositely.
Direction by Arun Pawar?
Arun Pawar directs Vajra Kavachadhara Govinda which is a typical Sapthagiri film content-wise. Just like his acting, which is getting repetitive, the subject selection is also going through a similar pattern. The core concept remains the same no matter who directs.
The basic concept is given a variety garnish each time, like a lawyer or police, or like fake baba right now. The screenplay runs on funny gags to keep the audience hooked. The problem is a film cannot run on jokes alone and the same can’t be done film after film. In Vajra Kavachadhara Govinda, the comedy is full of double meaning dialogues and forced into the narrative.
The opening and initial few moments, do give hope of a mindless but fun entertainer on cards. But soon the mindlessness gives way to senselessness, and it goes to such an extreme length that the proceedings become unbearable.
The intermittent comedy works in parts in the first half, and the emotional pre-climax block appears decent when we look at what happens from the interval mark. There is a pointless and futile attempt to entertain, but nothing works.
In the end, Vajra Kavachadhara Govinda is a mindless and senseless movie that is an atrocious waste of time. We wish that we could forget that movie existed like the character of Govind does, but even then we can’t get back the time.
Vaibhavi Joshi and Others?
Vaibhavi Joshi playing the heroine part has nothing to do except kick few people in the beginning and then hug and kiss the hero until the end with a couple of songs in between. Archana starts well but goes off track and is forgettable towards the end. The rest of the film is filled with artists galore, but none have a decent enough role to talk about. They are all one-dimensional, loud and overact.
Music and Other Departments?
The music provided by Bulganin is decent when we compare to the rest of the work on the movie. It is within the context of the film. The lyrics are horrendous. The cinematography is bad, and the editing is messy. The writing is terrible, barring the comedy punches occasionally.
Few Double Meaning Comedy Bits
The Ending When We Come Out
Something more on the narrative with a different or extended plot related to the treasure hunt would have made for a better outing at least story wise.
Did I Enjoy It?
Will You Recommend It?
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