Varalaxmi Sarathkumar returns to Kannada cinema with Chiranjeevi Sarja-Chetan-starrer Ranam
She will don the role of a CBI officer in the film that features Chetan as a revolutionist and Chiranjeevi Sarja in an encounter specialist’s role
V Samudra’s directorial Ranam, a Kannada-Telugu bilingual, just got bigger with actor Varalaxmi Sarathkumar joining the cast. She will don the role of a CBI officer in the film that also features Chetan as a revolutionist and Chiranjeevi Sarja in an encounter specialist’s role.
For Varalaxmi, who made her Kannada debut with Sudeep in Maanikya (2014), followed by Vismaya in 2017, Ranam will be her third outing in the language. Joining her will be actor Dev Gill, who is also playing a similar role. The two are currently taking part in the shoot being held at Minerva Mills, Bengaluru, where a large set has been created by art director Srinivas.
Cinema Express got hold of a few pictures from the sets, which shows actors Varalaxmi and Dev participating in a major chase sequence. According to producer Srinivas of RS Productions, this stunt, choreographed by Thriller Manju, will be an expensive action sequence. It is said to cost Rs 10 lakh per day. “A nine-day schedule has been planned for this particular fight sequence. It will go on till Sunday,” he says.
Samudra, who has predominantly worked in Telugu films, is venturing into Kannada for the first time with this film. Nithu Gowda plays the female lead in both languages. Incidentally, Chetan is said to be styling himself after revolutionary freedom fighter Che Guevara for this film.