Verdict: Adivi Sesh excels in yet another suspense film.
Fresh from back-to-back hits in the form of Kshanam, Ami Tumi and Goodachari, Adivi Sesh is now eyeing yet another hattrick, starting with an intense thriller titled Evaru. Directed by debutant Venkat Ramji, the film has Regina Cassandra playing the leading lady while Naveen Chandra and Murli Sharma are seen in pivotal roles. Adivi Sesh has always been choosy while selecting scripts and has been making the right choices in recent years. Will Evaru be yet another feather in his cap? Let’s analyze.
What’s Evaru About:
The movie opens with Sam (Regina Cassandra) shooting her boyfriend and policeman Ashok (Naveen Chandra). After his death, she hires a corrupt cop named Vikram Vasudev (Adivi Sesh) to prove that she was a victim of abuse. However, Vikram finds a link of Sam with an old case of a missing businessman named Vinay Varma (Murli Sharma) and his cancer-stricken son Adarsh Varma. When Vikram interrogates Sam, many twists and turns follow. Who is Vikram Vasudev and why did Sam kill Ashok? The truth unravels amidst a storm of suspense.
Evaru is a flawless thriller with the right dosage of captivating moments. Adivi Sesh and Regina Cassandra deliver spellbinding performances through their facial expressions, especially in the interrogation scene. Most of the movie revolves around this scene while related stories pop up as and when required. Naveen Chandra is good and Murali Sharma pulls off his character well.
Venkat Ramji strikes gold in his debut attempt while Sricharan Pakala’s background score sets the standards high. While Vamsi’s visuals are enthralling, it is Gary’s crisp editing that leaves a mark. It ensures that the suspense is maintained throughout with no confusion in the end. PVP Pictures’ production values meet the standards they have set in the past.
What Could’ve Been Better:
While Evaru has everything it takes to make a perfect suspense thriller, had it been released before the Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu starrer Badla, it would have created ripples within the industry. Nevertheless, this film stands out as a good remake of the original, which by itself was a remake of the French movie Invisible Guest.
Why You Should Watch:
If you are a fan of suspense/thriller movies, then Evaru is not to be missed. It has all the twists and turns that one expects and will not disappoint you. Adivi Sesh has indeed laid the foundation for his second hattrick of hits.