Director Jeevitha Rajasekhar is confident that Rajasekhar's 'Shekar', to be released in theatres on May 20, will appeal to the audience with its emotional content the way 'Akka Mogudu', 'Simha Rasi', and 'Gorintaku' did. Beeram Sudhakara Reddy, Shivani Rajashekar, Shivathmika Rajashekar, and Boggaram Venkata Srinivas have joined hands to produce it on Pegasus Cinecorp, Taurus Cinecorp, Sudhakar Impex IPL, and Tripura Creations. 'Shekar' is presented by Vankayalapati Murali Krishna.
Come May 20, 'Shekar' is going to be released in theatres worldwide in collaboration with Venkata Sai Films' Muthyala Ramdass. Today, the film's trailer was released at a grand event in AMB Mall, Hyderabad. Acclaimed actor Adivi Sesh attended the event as the chief guest. Director Pavan Sadineni, actress Eesha Rebba and others were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, actor Adivi Sesh said, "I really loved the trailer of 'Shekar'. I like Rajasekhar sir. His film 'Magadu' is my all-time favorite. I sincerely wish that 'Shekar', which is coming out with strong content, becomes a hit for everyone who has worked on the movie."
Jeevitha Rajasekhar said, "I thank Sesh for being here despite having been busy in Mumbai. I thank my producers for being supportive from the beginning. 'Shekar' has been made to attract the family audience. Cinema is our world; it's our hope and breath. We know nothing else but cinema. While making this movie, we really went through a lot of tension. It's because I have wielded the megaphone. Women don't receive much encouragement when they take up big responsibilities. A lot of people tried to demotivate me by saying that people these days are used to OTT and watch only big-ticket movies in theatres. But I am confident that 'Shekar' is going to draw the family audience to theatres. The emotional content in our film is surely going to impress the audience. I thank all the artists and technicians for supporting us in making the movie."
Hero Rajasekhar said, "At the start of 'Shekar', I fell seriously ill due to a Covid-19 infection. Thanks to your love and affection, I battled it and came back alive. My fans and well-wishers prayed for my health so I can do this movie. We have given our everything in making 'Shekar'. Our original plan was to release this movie for Sankranthi. Due to some avoidable circumstances, we couldn't do so. I hereby request the audience to watch our movie in theatres if the 'word of mouth' is positive. I am very confident about the movie impressing everyone."
Distributor Muthyala Ramdass said, "This film is rich in family emotions. Jeevitha garu picked the right sort of story and directed it ably. The film is really good. That's why I have decided to release the movie nationwide.
Director Pavan Sadineni said, "I went into trance after watching 'Seshu'. Rajasekhar garu's acting was awesome in it. It's my favourite movie. I loved the trailer of 'Shekar'. Anup Rubens has given excellent music."
Producers Council Secretary Prasanna Kumar said, "The films brought out by Rajasekhar garu and Jeevitha garu from the days of 'Magadu' have been worthy of being watched by the family audience. They really work hard. 'Shekar', too, is a family film. I am happy that Jeevitha garu is back to directing at a time when her husband is fronting movies and their two daughters are doing films besides producing films. I have played a nice role in 'Shekar'. Rajasekhar garu has performed brilliantly as an investigative journalist. Muthyala Ramadass garu and Srujan Yarabolu are going to release the movie on May 20 worldwide. I wish the team all the best."
Actress Shivani Rajasekhar said, "'Shekar' is a film you should watch with your family. You will appreciate the love we poured into it when you watch the movie. I am participating in the Miss India pageant this year. I represented Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. While I got selected from TN, I chose to call myself a TN contestant from Hyderabad."
Actor Ravi Varma said, "'Shekar' is not a regular-format movie. It's rich in both emotions and action. This emotional movie is the right sort of thing we all need to watch during the pandemic with our families."
Music director Anup Rubens said, "The audience's response for the songs released so far has been encouraging. I am very happy to have been a part of 'Shekar'."
Actress Eesha Rebba said, "I have watched the movie and have been moved by its emotional content. You will find better scenes in the trailer. Rajasekhar garu's performance is next level. Shivani has done a great job. Everyone else has delivered a fine performance."
Cast and Crew:
Dr. Rajashekar, Prakash Raj, Shivani Rajasekhar, Aathmeeya Rajan, 'George Reddy' fame Muskaan Kubchandhani, Abhinav Gomatam, Kannada Kishore, Sameer, Bharani, Ravi Varma, Shravan Raghavendra and others are the principal cast.
PRO: Naidu Surendra Kumar - Phani Kandukuri (Beyond Media); Digital Partner: Ticket Factory; Art Direction: Sampath; Writer: Lakshmi Bhupala; Cinematographer: Mallikarjun Naragani; Music Director: Anup Rubens; Producers: Beeram Sudhakara Reddy, Shivani Rajashekar, Shivathmika Rajashekar, Boggaram Venkata Srinivas; Screenplay, Direction: Jeevitha Rajashekar.