Starring: Dr.Rajashekar, Athmeeya Rajan, Muskaan Kubchandhani, Shivani Rajashekar, Abhinav Gomatam, Kannada Kishore, Sameer, Bharani, Ravi Varma, Shravan Raghavendra
Director: Jeevitha Rajashekar
Producers: Beeram Sudhakara Reddy, Shivani Rajashekar, Shivathmika Rajashekar, Boggaram Venkata Srinivas.
Music Director: Anup Rubens
Cinematography : Mallikarjun Naragani
Release Date : May 20, 2022
Rajasekhar is back after a long time with his new film Shekar. The film is playing on the big screens and, read our review to find out if the film has any juice or not.
Shekar(Rajasekhar) is a retired cop who is living in depression after his daughter passes away. One fine day, he gets a call that his ex-wife has suddenly passed away in an accident. He hurries to the scene and finds out that his wife did not die in an accident but was murdered. Things get even crazier when Shekar comes to know that his wife’s death is related to his daughter passing away too. The rest of the story is about how Shekar solves the case himself all alone.
The film has Rajasekhar dominating the show right from the first scene onwards. He is seen in a salt and pepper look which suits him well. The senior hero also acts well in most of the scenes. But he is very good mostly in the investigation scenes. Shivani is just there for the sake of it and has been not used well. Muskan, the heroine of George Reddy sizzled in one song and she was good as well. Sameer and Abhinav Gomatam played their roles convincingly.
Lack of twists
Shekar is the remake of the Malayalam hit Joseph. The film has been directed by Jeevitha and she has done a very ordinary job with the film. The needed thrills which were a hit in the original are missing here in the remake. Due to this, the film seems dull most of the time. Upon this, the lack of clarity on the deaths of key persons also raises doubts.
The first half is slow as the director took a lot of time in establishing the premise and the characters. The plot takes off at the interval. Anup Rubens’s music isn’t impressive. Songs don’t offer relief but the BGM was quite effective enough. The camera work was quite neat and the dubbing by Sai Kumar enhance the role of Rajasekhar.
The second half revolves around the mystery and its solving. The good thing is the makers haven’t deviated from the story here. However, they just beat around the bush. The sentiment and drama overdosed, taking off the thrill factor. In a way, the story and setting are good but the way Jeevitha narrated the film is not that great and ends as a disappointment for Rajasekhar.
Bottom Line – Lack Sheen