Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi marks the directorial debut of actress, Seema Pahwa. The movie got its first screening at MAMI Film Festival and received a standing ovation!
This decision to release Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi on digital platform is not a surprise as many Bollywood producers are considering an online release due to the lockdown. The challenge they are facing in theater release is it won’t get a lot of crowd for quite some time after they reopen for movie screening. Recently, producers of big movies such as the upcoming Shankutala Devi biopic and Gulabo Sitabo decided to put their work on digital platforms.
Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi is a family drama featuring some star-studded cast from content-rich films. The story takes off after the death of Ramprasad. His family of six sons and their respective families get together to complete the patriarch’s last rites. The movie has notable actors such as Naseeruddin Shah, Supriya Pathak, Vinay Pathak, Vikrant Massey, Konkana Sen Sharma, and Manoj Pahwa.
Seema Pahwa, herself, agrees that Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi, a small-budget film will benefit from an online release. In her statement, she said, “I believe small budget films should come on digital platforms so that connection with the audience is not broken. Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi should come out digitally because it will be very tough to create an audience for such films after the lockdown ends.”
The filming of Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi was delayed due to COVID-19 outbreak, but the producers claim that they will be able to finish the work and release the film by September 2020.