The teaser of the new Adivi Shesh thriller Evaru which was relased on July 19 is a killer. It is sleek, fast-paced , intriguing , gripping and unrelenting in its battering-ram suspense. There is a murder accused heroine(Regina Cassandra) and a morally compromised cop, played with stinging swagger by Adivi.
Says Adivi, “I play a corrupt cop. One never knows which way my character goes. I enjoy this unpredictability in my roles. I seek it out and a grab it with both hands,” says Adivi who is happy to reunite with his Kshanam team for another thriller.
“I loved exploring the thriller genre again. And I loved exploring this genre with the same team with which I didKshanam. Evaru is like an ‘IOU” for me to them,”says Adivi gratefully, hoping the film would connect as strongly with the audience as Kshanam did.
About the release being preponed Adivi says it’s all because of Saaho. “We didn’t want to come anywhere near Saaho.So we had originally planned to release two weeks after . But we got to know that Saaho is being postponed to August 15. So we quickly rescheduled for an August 15 release. Now we have Ranarangam for company on August 15. That team comprises my friends. So I wish them all the best .”
What about the two Hindi releases Mission Mangal and Batla House on August 15?
Adivi is not bothered about competition from that quarter. “Hindi films are a very small market as compared with Telugu films. So like I said, my competition is Ranarangam. And then there is Saaho two weeks later. Prabhas has worked so hard on it and he was so good to me when I did a small role in Baahubali, I wish Saaho all the luck in the world.”