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Directed by Jeevitha Rajasekhar
Produced by Baby Sivani
Written by Bala
Music by Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cinematography Hari Anumolu
Edited by Gowtam Raju
Siva Sivani Movies
Release date
  • 28 February 2002 (2002-02-28)
Country India
Language Telugu

Seshu is a 2002 Indian Telugu film starring Rajasekhar in the lead role, directed by his wife Jeevitha Rajasekhar.

It is a remake of the 1999 hit Tamil film Sethu, directed by Bala, which starred Vikram as the protagonist.

The film, starring Kaveri, Jyoti Lakshmi, Ganesh and Nassar in supporting roles, was released on 28 February 2002. It marks the Telugu film debut of popular Tamil film music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, son of the music composer Ilaiyaraaja.


Seshu aka Cheeya (Rajasekhar) is a rough and macho college rowdy and also The Students Union Chairman of the college, who uses violence as the only way to deal with people. He lives with his brother, a Magistrate (Nassar), and his sister-in-law, who is the only person who seems to understand him properly.

The movie opens with Seshu winning the elections to the office bearers of the college's Students Union followed by celebrations and in-campus fight between the rival candidates.

Seshu has a staple diet of yes-sir friends surrounding him. He comes across a timid girl, Abitha (Kaveri), who is the daughter of a poor temple priest, and starts to woo her. When she initially rejects him, he kidnaps her and forces her to fall in love with him.

When the girl falls in love with him, Seshu is attacked by brothel goons and ends up in a swamiji ashram with brain damage. With no memory of his past and having developed an unusual behaviour, he starts to recollect memories. At one point, he is completely back to his normal self and tries to escape by climbing over the gates. Unfortunately, he fails and ends up with serious injuries.

Whilst sleeping with his injury, Abitha makes a surprise visit. However Seshu is asleep and she leaves with this woeful memory of him. As she is about to leave the institution, he wakes up and realises that she had come to see him. As he calls out, she leaves unable to hear him.

Persistent to meet her he makes another attempt to leave the institution and this time he is successful. When he arrives at her house he is presented with his love unfortunately dead. He realises that she had committed suicide.

Distraught after what he saw, he just walks out and at that point he is met with the mental institution wardens who came chasing after him. The film ends with Seshu leaving with them as he has nothing to live for after his true love's death.

Cast and crew[edit]



  • Dialogues, Direction: Jeevitha Rajasekhar
  • Story, Screenplay: Bala
  • Production: Baby Shivani
  • Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
  • Cinematography: Hari Anumolu
  • Editing: Gowtam Raju
  • Banner: Siva Sivani Movies
  • Lyrics: Chandrabose & Sri Harsha


Soundtrack album by Yuvan Shankar Raja & Ilaiyaraaja
Released February 2002
Recorded 2001
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 26:59
Producer Yuvan Shankar Raja
Yuvan Shankar Raja chronology
Malli Malli Chudali

The music, including film score and soundtrack, was composed by noted Tamil film composer Yuvan Shankar Raja, who debuted in Telugu with this film. Incidentally, his father Ilaiyaraaja had composed music for the original version. The soundtrack features 8 tracks, out of which 4 songs were retained from the original soundtrack. Interestingly, the soundtrack doesn't feature any female vocals. The lyrics were penned by Chandrabose and Sri Harsha.

Track list
No. Title Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Edidari Batasari" Ilaiyaraaja S. P. Balasubramanyam 05:07
2. "Aakasam Kindundi" Yuvan Shankar Raja Tippu, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Srinivas 05:13
3. "Sayantram Cheruvyindo" Yuvan Shankar Raja Shankar Mahadevan 04:06
4. "Mana Seshu Anna" Ilaiyaraaja S. P. Balasubramanyam 02:27
5. "Cheeya Cheeya" Yuvan Shankar Raja Devan Ekambaram 05:12
6. "Goodu Vidichina" Ilaiyaraaja S. P. Balasubramanyam 03:01
7. "Merisi Merisi" Ilaiyaraaja Unni Krishnan 00:47
8. "Theme Music" Ilaiyaraaja Instrumental 05:13
Total length: 34:03

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