When you happen to be a smart actor like Adivi Sesh, you tend to make smart choices with your movies, be it acting or direction. Sesh, whose latest movie Evaru is going to hit the theatres this week, marks one more smart choice of the trained actor-director.
The background and its influence
Sesh, who was brought up in the U.S.A., was influenced by the film ethos in the Hollywood industry and trained in acting and direction. Then he made an unusual debut with a more cerebral movie, Karma: Do You Believe? The theme of the movie was a man searching for his own identity in his family.
The movie was appreciated and was liked by critics. This Sesh starrer did not get a theatrical release, but was a hit on digital platforms.
Thus started Sesh’s tryst with unusual roles and interesting plotlines.
This he could do only with his own productions initially and Sesh slowly created a place for himself in Tollywood, after he proved his mettle as a different actor, compared to the rest of the crop.
Sesh’s first commercial movie so to say, as a hero, was his own production Kiss, which he also directed. He played the role of a thief who loves a rich girl and gets her, only after meeting with an array of strange situations.
Then came his most celebrated screenplay, in the form of Kshanam. The genre of suspense thriller caught the imagination of Adivi Sesh, the writer-director and thus was born an unusual story of a missing girl and her mother. Sesh played an investment banker in Kshanam, who investigates the case of his lover’s child. The thriller genre became one with which Sesh is identified in modern cinema.
The Goodachari Effect: Sesh gets noticed Bollywood
Sesh’s next movie Goodachari, in which he played an investigative officer, was noted for its Hollywood style plot and execution of shots by him. The suave character of a Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) officer which he played with swag and aplomb, received widespread acclaim. His role was of a patriot who kills his own father, who turns a terrorist.
Sesh was noticed in Bollywood too, for his portrayal of an upright investigative officer. Now, Sesh realized his dream of playing a ‘true’ investigative officer with Evaru, in which he dons the role of a police officer.
Whether it is writing a script, directing a film or acting in a film, Sesh seems to have discovered his forte—the thriller genre, be it is crime based or suspense based thrillers.
The Evaru trailer has by far received only positive reviews from the audience and has only increased the stature of Sesh, as the main protagonist who is on the threshold of stardom.
We better wait for Evaru and the slew of different thrillers coming from Adivi Sesh!