Rashtra Kavach Om Movie Review: Ilogical plot, cringe dialogues & terrible performances is not an ideal 'Kavach' to our eyes
Rashtra Kavach Om
The plot revolves around Rishi/Om (Aditya Roy Kapur) who remembers a traumatic past after suffering a gunshot wound. He goes on a quest to hunt down his father Dev Rathore (Jackie Shroff) who has been declared a traitor by the country and the secret nuclear weapon that he had been building
- Kapil Verma
- Aditya Roy Kapur,
- Sanjana Sanghi,
- Jackie Shroff,
- Ashutosh Rana,
- Prakash Raj
Rashtra Kavach Om prepares you for a buffoonery right from its inception which lasts painstakingly for the next 2 hours. An extremely illogical plotline, blaring background score, cringe performances and dialogues are what welcome you in this Aditya Roy Kapur starrer. By the end, you'll almost need a 'Kavach' for your soul to bear this clownery that was the Kapil Verma directorial.
The plot revolves around Rishi/Om (Aditya Roy Kapur) who remembers a traumatic past after suffering a gunshot wound. He goes on a quest to hunt down his father Dev Rathore ( Jackie Shroff ) who has been declared a traitor by the country and the secret weapon that he had been building believing that his father has been wrongfully accused in a much deeper conspiracy. He is assisted by his uncle and army officer Jai Rathore ( Ashutosh Rana ) who is also his adopted father along with Kavya ( Sanjana Sanghi ) a medical student and secret agent. They work under the watchful eyes of Moorthy (Prakash Raj) who is spearheading the operation and is still skeptical of Dev's innocence. How Om tracks down his father and also brings the secret nuclear weapon 'Kavach' back to India forms the main crux of the plotline.
Rashtra Kavach Om showcases preachy patriotism, over-the-top heroism, and nauseatingly cliched dialogues jumbled up in a mess. The writing, screenplay, and execution go for a toss owing to the madness which ensues in this actioner. The protagonist's memory loss is almost explained like a bizarre computer software losing its data, the hero can beat up the baddies miraculously while still recovering from a gunshot, the bond between the mother and the son is blaring over the top, and the entire Kavach mission looks like a joke and more amateur than a school science project. The climax action sequences cross all levels of logic with the protagonist pulling a helicopter along with a chain. You cannot help but wonder when you'll be spared of this tomfoolery.
The performances are another exasperating series of events that makes your forehead crease with worry. Except for Ashutosh Rana who does full justice to his character to save this sinking ship, none of the other star cast delivers an impactful act. Aditya Roy Kapur had large shoes to fill with this one but the actor has a monotone range of dialogue delivery and only shines in the action sequences where his physical transformation to delve into this action hero persona deserves praise. Sanjana Sanghi literally showcases a one-tone range of performances and Prakash Raj finds the need to scream and overperform the majority of his scenes. Jackie Shroff's performance comes forth as highly underwhelming. Prachi Shah tried to put some emotional quotient in her scenes but hardly has room to perform.
The action sequences choreographed by Rizwan Kalshyan are executed in a slick manner but again some portions come across as heavily unrealistic. None of the songs contribute to take the storyline forward. Alas just the characters mouthing 'Jai Bhavani ' every five minutes cannot save this deplorably curated movie. Do yourself a favour and stay at bay from this.