Jio Studios and Drishyam Films today announced the theatrical release of Seema Pahwa’s dramedy Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi on January 1st, 2021. Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi revolves around the Bhargava family that comes together for 13 days to perform the Tehrvi function after the head of the family – Bauji (Ram Prasad Bhargava) passes away. The film features a spectacular ensemble cast of Naseeruddin Shah, Supriya Pathak, Konkona Sen Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee, Vinay Pathak, Vikrant Massey and Manoj Pahwa among others.
After their much-loved film Kaamyaab, which was presented by SRK’s Red Chillies Entertainment and released to critical acclaim earlier this year before the Covid-19 pandemic shuttered theatres across the country. But now that the government has unlocked theatres with strict safety precautions, people are queuing up to enjoy their favourite films on the big screen again. Drishyam Films too is gearing up for their next set of highly anticipated releases including Tryst with Destiny (starring Paatal Lok’s Jaideep Ahlawat) and Aadhaar (starring Bard of Blood’s Vineet Kumar Singh).
Ramprasad Ki Tehrvi also marks the directorial debut of well-known film and television actress Seema Pahwa. Sharing her experience of donning the director’s hat for the first time, Seema states, “I am very happy that my film is the first release of 2021 in cinemas across India. The story came from my own personal experience – my father’s demise many years ago, when our family got united. And since then, this story has been running in my head. Jio Studios and Drishyam Films have believed in my vision for which I am grateful. Now the film is over to the audience.”
Talking about the film’s release, Drishyam Film’s founder-producer Manish Mundra said, “While this year has been tough on everyone, one thing it has taught us all is the value of family and relationships. Seema ji has made a beautiful film about the complexities of an Indian family, a truly fitting tribute to the start of the New Year. We are hopeful that the Indian audiences will really connect with it.”
Ram Prasad ki Tehrvi is a family dramedy set in a middle class north Indian family of 5 children. Upon the father’s demise, a series of events unfold at the funeral which shows the interpersonal relationships in the family with wry humour. Balancing traditions, obligations & family finances, the widowed mother realises the intricacies of her husband’s philosophies of life and wants to inculcate & pass on his legacy to the family and the world at large. Watch the trailer below: