Viacom18’s leading OTT platform, Voot Select has been entertaining audiences across the country with a robust repertoire that spans across genres, formats and languages. To broaden the horizons of its distinctive content library, the streaming platform has set the tone for family drama films in India by unveiling the trailer of the Karnataka State Film Award-winning film ‘Ramana Savari’. Voot Select is all set to premiere the critically acclaimed Kannada film on its platform on 22nd April 2022.
Helmed by renowned filmmaker K Shivarudraiah, this family drama boasts of a stellar star cast with Rajesh Nataranga, Sonu Gowda, Sudha Belawadi and Master Aaron in the lead roles. The film also stars Bharghavi Narayan, Sringeri Ramanna and Gunduraj Murali in supporting roles. Back in 2018, this K Shivarudraiah directorial was honoured with the Karnataka State Film Award for Second Best Film and Karnataka State Film Award for Best Child Actor (Male)!
Set against the rustic backdrop of a rural village, Ramana Savari chronicles the journey of a young boy, Rama, who lives with his beloved mother and maternal grandparents, away from his estranged father. However, how Rama becomes the bridge between his separated parents, after crossing paths with his father for the first time at a fair, forms the crux of this film. For the unversed, it is based on a celebrated Kannada short story by K Sadashiva, titled ‘Ramana Savari Santhege Hodaddu’.
Talking about his experience working on ‘Ramana Savari’, lead actor Rajesh Nataranga said, “When a film is an adaptation of an already-celebrated story, there’s a lot of pressure to live up to the expectations of fans. However, being a part of Ramana Savari’s cast has been a fruitful experience for me as it helped me hone my skills as a performer in more ways than one. Now that the film is geared up for a release on Voot Select, I’m excited for this heart-warming story to reach a wider audience.”
Leading lady Sonu Gowda continued, “Ramana Savari has proven to be a stepping stone in my career because I’ve got to learn a lot, as an actor, on the sets of this film. I am grateful to K Shivarudraiah sir to have faith in me with the portrayal of such a complex character. I really hope that the film garners immense love from viewers as it inches closer to its premiere on Voot Select.”
Talking about the film’s plot, director K Shivarudraiah expressed, “In contemporary times, this story is like a breath of fresh air. The film will pinch you in the heart with its heart-wrenching moments but will make you smile to your heart! Moreover, it’ll strike a chord with a lot of viewers because the story of this film is also the reality of many families across the country. I’ve been a fan of the short story ‘Ramana Savari Santhege Hodaddu’, and adapting it into a film has been an absolute honour for me.”
“I feel honoured that I was given the opportunity to bring this heartfelt story to life alongside such a talented star cast. It was an absolute pleasure sharing the screen space with Rajesh, Sonu, Aaron and all the other cast members of this film. Also, working with the genius K Shivarudraiah has been an unforgettable experience for me!”, concluded actor Sudha Belawadi.
A compelling story, complemented by accomplished actors, makes this engaging family drama a must-watch on Voot Select!
‘Ramana Savari’ premieres on Voot Select on 22nd April 2022