The film directed by Jeevitha Rajashekar has Rajashekar paired alongside Aathmeeya Rajan and Muskaan Kubchandhani
Post the surprise success of PSV Garudavega, actor Rajashekar has been taking it slow and playing it wise in terms of his film choices. Kalki, which, despite not working out at the box office, showed that the veteran was game for experiments if he trusts the director well. Now, he's testing his luck with Shekar, the Telugu remake of a Malayalam film Joseph. Shekar, by all means, is a home production - with Rajashekar's daughters Shivani and Shivathmika as two of the four producers, with the film being directed by the actor's better half Jeevitha Rajashekar.
Shekar's first glimpse was released today. This sneak-peek has a news reporter talking about a couple of murders in Araku, after which cops land on the crime scene. While one of the characters (Ajay) asks why hasn't the investigation commenced yet, a man responds that the officer is waiting for the arrival of Shekar, a cop who had retired recently. The promo offers a few glimpses of Rajashekar's salt and pepper look in the film and it's refreshing to see a senior actor being comfortable in his own skin, play his age and not romance women around trees.
"Did he ever listen to us and do as we say? Or did he bother to tell what he has already done?," the glimpse has a voice over by actor Sameer. Rajashekar is coolly seen riding his bike, keenly investigating the case, and shooting a bullet in the end. The first glimpse of Shekar is promising and creates enough curiosity about what would Rajashekar do with the role. Abhinav Gomatam, Kannada Kishore, Sameer, Bharani, Ravi Varma and Shravan Raghavendra play supporting roles in the film.
The film is jointly produced by Beeram Sudhakara Reddy, Shivani Rajashekar, Shivathmika Rajashekar and Boggaram Venkata Srinivas under Pegasus Cinecorp, Taurus Cinecorp, Sudhakar Impex IPL and Tripura Creations. Jeevitha Rajashekar has also come up with the screenplay while Anup Rubens is on board as the composer. Mallikarjun Naragani is the cinematographer of Shekar, with Lakshmi Bhupala penning the dialogues. Sampath has been roped in as the art director. Shekar was earlier directed by a newcomer Lalith, who left the film midway for reasons best known to the team.