A Doctor by academic qualification, Rajasekhar goes back to
his college days, to play the role of a medical student in
Siva Sivani Films' "Seshu" directed by Jeevita Rajasekhar.
A remake of the Tamil super hit, "Sethu", the film
marks Kaveri's debut in Telugu films. The climax portions
were recently shot in Kumbakonam.
Says the actress-turned-director Jeevitha, "Apart from
a few minor changes in the story to suit our hero Rajasekhar,
we are sticking to the original Tamil version, directed by
Bala. It is a clean family entertainer that touches the heart.
A special feature is that Rajasekhar, known for his action
flicks, is doing an emotional love story set against the backdrop
of a medical college. It is an unusual thought-provoking story
with several twists and turns.
"The hero falls in love with his college mate (Kaveri)
and is determined to marry her. He wins the hearts of his
fellow students with his dare-devilry. But in the process,
he invites trouble form enemies lobby. The climax is unique.
The hospital attached to an ashram in Kumbakonam formed a
perfect locale for this purpose. In a ten-day schedule from
January 4, we have shot a song, Rajasekhar, instead of opting
for a wig, has shaved his head. He has taken care to give
a realistic touch to the role and make the portrayal authentic.
He has slimmed down for some scenes with the help of rigorous
exercises and dieting.
"We have shot in over 30 places including the Osmania
Medical College which offers something new to the viewers.
We are released the audio in the first week of February 2002.
Yuvan Shankar Raja had retained three of his father Ilayaraja's
compositions from the Tamil version. He has come up with two
original tracks, which are on par with the maestro. Our effort
to make it a clean entertainer can be felt in every frame".
Rajasekhar says as he was bowled over by Tamil version, he
tried to acquire the rights against all odds. "For the
first time in my 18-year career, I was so inspired by the
movie and the role that I wanted to take it as a challenge.
I cannot mimic or imitate anybody. So I am performing in my
own style. There are two shades to the lead character. The
hero is a symbol of honesty and sincerity. While fighting
against the injustice done to him, what sort of a trap he
gets into forms an interesting climax. I am confident the
movie will open up a new world of entertainment for the audience".
After making a mark in Malayalam, Kannada and Tamil films,
Kaveri makes her debut in Telugu. She plays the role of a
girl from an orthodox family with a conservative approach
towards love and life.
A special attraction of the film is a dance number by yesteryear,
sensuous danseuse Jyothilakshmi, who is repeating her performance
in the Telugu version.
of this film is done by Hari Anumolu. This film is slated
for release on 22nd of February 2002
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