Shekar Movie Review

Starring: Dr.Rajashekar, Athmeeya Rajan, Muskaan Kubchandhani, Shivani Rajashekar, Abhinav Gomatam, Kannada Kishore, Sameer, Bharani, Ravi Varma, Shravan Raghavendra

Director: Jeevitha Rajashekar

Producers: Beeram Sudhakara Reddy, Shivani Rajashekar, Shivathmika Rajashekar, Boggaram Venkata Srinivas.

Music Director: Anup Rubens

Cinematography: Mallikarjun Naragani

Hero Rajasekhar, one of the leading superstars till the mid-1990s, has however, lost his stardom with a string of flops and monotonous movies. Though he delivered a few hits like Simharashi, Maa Annayya and a few more, none could bring him the lost stardom.

After a series of debacles, Rajasekhar had finally scored a decent hit with Garudavega, followed by another mediocre Kalki. Now, after a brief hiatus, Rajasekhar is all set to try his luck with Shekar, an official remake of Malayalam movie Joseph. Directed by his wife Jeevitha Rajasekhar, the team is confident on this movie. Let’s see whether the movie brings any changes to Rajasekhar’s fortunes or not.


Shekar (Rajasekhar) is a retired police officer who takes voluntary retirement but he lends his support to the department in their key investigations. When everything seems to be going fine, his ex-wife passes away under mysterious circumstances. With the sudden demise of his former wife, Shekar who has his doubts on the death starts the investigation. To his rude shock, he finds out that his daughter’s (Shivani) death is also linked to his wife. Who is the criminal? And did Shekar find the culprit? That forms the rest of the story.

Plus Points:

For the first time in his career, Rajasekhar has gone to a complete makeover and did the role that suits his age. He looks good and deftly handles the body language and dialogue delivery. Rajasekhar was at his best in all the emotional scenes.

His daughter Shivani, Abhinav Gomatam, Sameer and other supporting cast have done their parts well.

Minus Points:

The biggest drawback in the movie is the pace. The screenplay is dull and does not thrill the audience glue to their seats. A few more twists would have done wonders to the movie.


On the whole, Shekar is a decent emotional thriller that can be watched without much expectations. Despite a good storyline, the slow pace kills the mood. If you ignore these factors, the movie will be a decent watch.