Actors Adivi Sesh and Shruti Haasan are all set to share screen space in a pan-India action drama titled ‘Dacoit’, which will be released in Hindi and Telugu languages. The film, which is produced by Supriya Yarlagadda and presented by Annapurna Studios, is directed by Shaneil Deo, who has previously worked as a cinematographer for several Telugu hits.
‘Dacoit’ is a story of two ex-lovers turned robbers
According to the makers, ‘Dacoit’ is a gripping story of two former lovers, who must unite to commit a series of robberies to change their lives. The film is said to be a blend of action, romance, and drama, set in the backdrop of the hinterlands of India. The film will also showcase the rustic culture and lifestyle of the rural regions, where the story unfolds.
The film’s teaser, which was released on Wednesday, gives a glimpse of the intense and stylish visuals, along with the intriguing characters of Adivi Sesh and Shruti Haasan. The teaser also hints at the conflict and chemistry between the two lead actors, who are seen as partners in crime.
Adivi Sesh’s second Hindi outing after ‘Major’
‘Dacoit’ marks the second Hindi film for Adivi Sesh, who made his Bollywood debut with the biopic ‘Major’ in 2022. The film, which was based on the life of 26/11 martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, received critical acclaim and commercial success. Adivi Sesh, who played the titular role, was praised for his performance and dedication.
Adivi Sesh is also known for his work in Telugu cinema, where he has acted in and written films such as ‘Kshanam’, ‘Goodachari’, and ‘Evaru’. He is currently shooting for the sequel of ‘Goodachari’, which is expected to release in 2024.
Shruti Haasan’s comeback to Telugu cinema after four years
Shruti Haasan, who is the daughter of legendary actor Kamal Haasan, is a popular star in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu film industries. She has acted in films such as ‘Gabbar is Back’, ‘3’, and ‘Race Gurram’. She was last seen in Telugu cinema in 2019, in the film ‘Katamarayudu’, opposite Pawan Kalyan.
Shruti Haasan is making her comeback to Telugu cinema with ‘Dacoit’, after a gap of four years. She is also busy with other projects, such as ‘Salaar’ with Prabhas, ‘Laabam’ with Vijay Sethupathi, and ‘Vakeel Saab’ with Pawan Kalyan.
Shaneil Deo’s directorial debut
Shaneil Deo, who is making his feature directorial debut with ‘Dacoit’, is a US-born cinematographer, who has worked on several Telugu films. He has collaborated with Adivi Sesh on films such as ‘Kshanam’ and ‘Goodachari’, which were both critically and commercially successful. He has also directed a short film called ‘Layla’, which was screened at Cannes’ Short Film Corner.
Shaneil Deo has co-written the story and screenplay of ‘Dacoit’ with Adivi Sesh. He has said that he has a “fantastic vision” for the film, which is “grand without being grandiose and elegant without being uppity”. He has also praised Adivi Sesh and Shruti Haasan for their acting skills and said that it will be an “incredible collaboration”.