Seshu (Raja Sekhar) is an aimless youth and a medico who is
studying in the same medical college for years. Seshu is overtly
pampered by a sister-in-law (vadina). Though Seshu brother
(Nasar) loves him, he always scolds Seshu for his misadventures.
Seshu is put up in a jail for five years for bashing up a
minister, who later dies.
(Kaveri) is the second daughter of a poojari in the same village.
She is a innocent and studious girl. She gets a seat in medical
college on merit. Seshu develops liking towards Abhitu and
after a series of incidents, that liking converts into love.
match is fixed long back with her maternal uncle. Abhitu has
an elder sister. But her husband sends her back to get forty
thousand rupees as the extra dowry. This becomes an extra
burden to the father of Abhitu.
Seshu proposes his love to Abhitu, she flatly refuses. Seshu
gets disoriented and searches for the means of winning the
heart of Abhitu. In the meantime, Seshu rescues the sister
of Abhitu from the clutches of a brothel house, which promised
her a loan of 40 thousand rupees. But Seshu was not aware
that the lady he rescued is the sister of Abhitu. Abhitu's
maternal uncle comes to know about this and asks Abhitu to
accept the love of Seshu, as he is more qualified to become
the moment when Abhitu accepts the love of Seshu, the goons
attack Seshu and brutally injure him. In the fight, Seshu
gets mentally injured too. The doctor advice the brother of
Seshu to admit Seshu in a nature cure ashram maintained by
sadhus in Ahobilam.
rest of the movie deals with what happens to Seshu and Abhitu
in the scenes followed.
Sekhar: This film is made for Raja Sekhar. He gave award
winning performance as the mentally disabled guy in the second
half. In the first half, he gave a pretty good controlled
performance. This film is a real treat to all the movie lovers,
who like Raja Sekhar. Even all the songs are pictured on Raja
Sekhar (not even in a single song, we see the heroine performing
Kaveri acted without make up and this dusky girl is a good-looking
one. She underplayed the character of innocent looking Brahmin
girl. She suited the role well and her performance is decent.
Dialogues - Direction: For the first timer, Jeevitha did
a commendable job in exhibiting great shot-making abilities.
But the narration of the film lacks pace and spice. Earlier,
they announced that Marudhuri Raja is writing dialogues. But,
in the title card, Jeevitha took credits for the dialogues.
Some of the dialogues might offend the Brahmin community.
- Screenplay: Jeevitha told that the screenplay of the
original film is so impeccable that she did not have to make
any modification to the screenplay. Though, the film is good
scene wise, one gets a feeling that the screenplay is not
gripping enough to grab the attention of viewer to maintain
it till the end of the film.
Yuvan Shankar Raja gave the music in Ilaya Raja format. The
background score is good. The songs are also composed well.
Yuvan Shankar Raja can play active role in Telugu filmdom
in the future if he can add little bit of Teluguness to his
A definite asset of the film is the excellent photography
by Hari Anumolu. The second song picturization and canning
of mental ashram scenes are worth applause.
'Akasam Kindundi' song is excellent. Interestingly all the
songs feature only Raja Sekhar. There are no duets in the
film. Two songs in the second half of the film focuses more
on Raja Sekhar riding the bike. The song in the mental hospital
Raja Sekhar's family has produced the film. The movie is made
without any compromises and the film is lavish.
Seshu is a remake of Tamil hit film 'Sethu'. I have not seen
the film 'Sethu'. Hence, my comments are based on seeing Seshu
as a fresh film. Pace of the film Seshu is pretty slow. The
first half provides some situational comedy. The entire second
half of the film is very serious. The climax of the film is
heart rendering. This film appears to be made to showcase
the acting prowess of Raja Sekhar. The main drawback of the
film is lack of entertainment value. Intellectual people might
like this film. But a common man stays away from these kinds
of serious cinema. It's a must watch for all the people who
like Raja Sekhar. For a regular moviegoer, this film does
not offer anything exciting except for Raja Sekhar's histrionics.