The film, the Telugu remake of the Malayalam hit Joseph, is directed by Jeevitha Rajashekar
Actor Rajashekar, who has been choosy about his scripts after the success of PSV Garudavega, is back in action with Shekar, a remake of the Malayalam film Joseph where he plays a retired cop. The film is directed by the actor's better half Jeevitha Rajashekar and bankrolled by Beeram Sudhakara Reddy, Shivani Rajashekar, Shivathmika Rajashekar and Boggaram Venkata Srinivas under Pegasus Cinecorp, Taurus Cinecorp, Sudhakar Impex IPL and Tripura Creations.
The filming of Shekar, mostly shot in Araku, is complete. Rumours are doing the rounds that the makers are looking at a Sankranti release. In a move that further confirms its release plans for Sankranti, the first single from Shekar, Love Gante, is all set to be launched at 4 pm on January 5. Anup Rubens has composed the music for the film while Chandrabose has penned the lyrics. The singers names are yet to be revealed.
Abhinav Gomatam, Kannada Kishore, Sameer, Bharani, Ravi Varma and Shravan Raghavendra are also part of the lead cast. Lakshmi Bhupala has written the dialogues with Jeevitha also penning the screenplay. Shekar is cinematographed by Mallikarjun Naragani with Sampath handling responsibilties as the art director. A major part of Shekar was directed by a newcomer Lalith, who had left the film suddenly, for reasons undisclosed.
There have been reports that Shekar has received lucrative offers to release directly on OTT, though it's not known if the talks are still on. Shekar revolves around a retired police officer, known for his investigative skills, who, after the death of his wife, is dragged into a case involving organ trade.