Balaji Telefilms’ and Colors‘ Kavach serial is finally on air. In its very first episode, the show revolved around the famous Mehandipur temple in Rajasthan which is prominent for its power to liberate people suffering from black magic and possession of evil spirits. We were introduced to the main characters of the serial – Rajbir Singh Bundela (Vivek Dahiya) and Manjulika (Maheck Chahal).
Well, while Vivek Dahiya as Rajbir is a protagonist, Maheck is the evil spirit Manjulika who kills Neha who is on the way to her engagement with Rajbir. The entire Bundela family is cursed by an evil spirit, the mystery around the spirit will be revealed later in the serial Kavach.
Kaala Jadu, Saya, Evil Spirit in Kavach
The family set-up of Kavach is more or less as that of the serial Naagin. Besides, we have a very sanskari granddaughter Paridhi (Mona Singh) who is not willing to kiss or touch her boyfriend of 4 years until they get married. However, her daadi cannot stop drinking scotch.
Yes, the family is quite modern but they do believe in the kaala saaya and things like nazar lag jayegi. Now that the serial is all about evil spirit and black magic, we also have the famous music of the 80s Bollywood thriller Karz in the background every time the evil spirit Manjulika does her black magic.
From voodoo magic to possession and other dark things, there is a lot of black magic and occult in the serial Kavach. However, like Naagin, this serial can have some steamy sexy scene as Rajbir will be romanced by both Manjulika and Paridhi in the coming episodes.
Besides, the serial also reminds us of the film Bhool Bhulaiya where Vidya Balan was tormented by Manjulika and just like Vidya Balan in the movie even Mona Singh is an archaeologist.
Vivek Dahiya as Rajbir Singh Bundela had a very filmy entry – A shirtless entry with only a register to cover himself just like Aamir Khan had only a radio to cover in the PK cover. Mona Singh as Paridhi is just the way she is. The chemistry between the two is good. We didn’t see much about Maheck in the first episode but in the coming episodes we will see her as a slutty and sexy ghost wo not only seduces men but also kills them. The serial is quite filmy and we will also see a waterfall sequence just like the film Ram Teri Ganga Maili.
Besides, the spoilers and teasers of Kavach serial promise a lot of hot scenes between Vivek and Maheck which is definitely not the usual stuff that we see on an 8pm show that too on a national TV.
The Special Effects and Steamy Scenes
Kavach is a horror thriller show and the serial does have those special effects. Also, the set is lavish. However, still there is a lot of scope for improvement. The scenes should be more foolproof so that the viewers’ get involved in the scene without getting disturbed. Comparing to Naagin, the serial is not kids friendly as it has lot of steamy scenes and black magic.
Final Verdict: if you like to watch horror with a steamy tadka, Kavach serial is definitely a must watch. Yes, it won’t disappoint you.
Image Courtesy: Kavach Promo Video