Director: Venkat Ramji
Producers: Pearl V. Potluri, Param V Potluri, Kavin Anne
Music: Sricharan Pakala
Cast: Adivi Sesh, Regina Cassandra, Murali Sharma, Naveen Chandra.
Cinematography: Vamsi Patchipulusu
Editor: Garry BH
Release date: August 15, 2019
Runtime: 1 hr 57 min
Behind the Scenes:
Adivi Sesh who made a mark for himself in Telugu audience with Goodachari 116 is trying his luck once again with a Thriller, Evaru. With a big project in Mahesh Babu’s Production in the pipeline, Sesh pinned high hopes on this film to make it big for him. Let us see how the audience receives it:
Sam (Regina Cassandra) claims a Police Officer, Ashok (Naveen Chandra) had attempted Rape on her and in self-defense, she had killed him. Her lawyer sends a corrupt officer, Vikram Vasudev (Adivi Sesh) to her to know the inside plans of the department to ensure that Sam is not cornered in the case. The twists that follow forms the rest of the story.
Adivi Sesh is good as Vikram Vasudev. His reckless attitude as a Corrupt Cop needed some more ease but that’s fine. Regina Cassandra has got a meaty role and she is mostly perfect. Naveen Chandra is good as well. Murali Sharma does what is expected of him in a little role. Pavithra Lokesh is okay. The lad who played Adarsh is also decent.
Director Venkat Ramji made a good debut. He chose a remake or free-make for his debut movie but made quite a lot of changes. Some worked and some did not. But the final effect has been good for those who did not watch Badla. Sricharan Pakala does a fine job with the background score. The story demands no songs. Garry BH’s editing is decent. Production Values are appropriate.
The first half of the film runs decently but with not much excitement. The director intelligently ensured that the first half finishes quickly. The second half forms the crux of the story and they have stuffed enough twists. There are several changes made to the story when compared to Badla. Some of them are good and some are just for the sake of having them. Some of them are made just to make the film hero-centric (Badla is more of Amitabh Bachchan film, Evaru is a film of Adivi Sesh). But then, all that does not spoil the effect of Evaru. Those who did not watch Badla will like it very much. But then, it is not a regular commercial film and will have a limited set of audience. Let us see how it performs at the Box Office.
Evaru: Enjoyable If You Did Not Watch the Original