November 01, 2010 Y. Sunitha Chowdhary
Adivi Sesh is just 25 and he has wrapped up directing and acting in a Telugu film Karma completely shot in the United Status. Tall, fair and good-looking Sesh tried his hand at acting in a Telugu film to be directed by Krishna Vamsi titled Mallepuvvu but that didn't work out. Disappointed he left for the US and joined a film school. Straight out of it he pooled his family money and personal savings to make Karma that has an entire cast and crew as Americans.
His cousin Sai Kiran Adivi who made Vinayakudu and Village Lo Vinayakudu is giving him moral support but other than that the actor is on his own, calling the media and promoting his first ever bilingual film. Sesh says that he strongly believes in destiny and adds that if he had done Mallepuvvu, Karma wouldn't have happened. Many people spend their lives with their passion unfulfilled but he thinks he is extremely lucky to follow and realize his dream. Sesh's grand dad is Adivi Bapiraju, a great literary figure who had written Himabindu and Gona Ganna Reddy, his songs and poetry has been used for movies and now both the boys Sesh and Sai Kiran are into writing for movies and directing them.
Sesh considers Karma as an addition to his resume and roped in Hollywood actress Jade Tailor to play Padma, his love interest. She was apparently chosen from 300 artists who came for the audition and miraculously mastered the Telugu dialogues within three months. But how did Karma germinate? Sesh met with a massive car accident in Sunnyvale and escaped from the jaws of death. After he regained consciousness and walked out of the hospital to the junk yard he was stunned to see his car completely crushed. The people who lived there for thirty years claimed never to have seen anyone come out alive from such a mishap.
It was then he started believing in the supernatural power and the theory of Karma, that he's here today for all the good deeds he must have done in his past birth. So armed with a degree in a film school, having been exposed to fundamentals of filmmaking and world cinema, he immediately embarked on this ambitious project. He says, "I want to deliver popular entertainment to the masses, not cheap comedy. Whether the subject is good or bad..people should be telling it but I feel I've been successful in showing what our culture teaches us in the form of a super natural thriller with a comment on Kaliyuga and mankind."
What about the story? It is about a medical student Padma who as a child saw her father being murdered by a priest and for reasons which can be tracked to this incident has turned atheist, lives alone and is forlorn, distraught. Her friend Raj attempts to bring her out of the situation but of no avail. She gets to meet Dev who is high on spirituality and her conversations with him, the interactions land her in a dilemma. There is a conflict of ideas between God and science and as Padma starts questioning and understanding Dev, she finds herself being drawn in love with him. But is Padma convinced with Dev's philosophy or will she ever believe in him is the final part of the story.