Shivaji Surathkal

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Shivaji Surathkal also known as Shivaji Surathkal: The Case of Ranagiri Rahasya is a 2020 mystery thriller Kannada language film written and directed by Akash Srivatsa, produced by Anup Gowda, Reka KN, starring Ramesh Aravind and Radhika Narayan in lead roles. The film is Ramesh's 101st movie. The plot revolves around a murder mystery beginning in Ranagiri. After the success of the film, makers have decided to create a franchise and have planned to produce a sequel of the film.


The movie revolves around the murder of Roshan, son of State Home minister, in a resort in Ranagiri. Shivaji Surathkal (Ramesh Aravind), a police officer is assigned to investigate the murder mystery. Accompanied by Govind, a police constable, he uncovers the mysteries surrounding the murder and the area around. Parallelly, his past and his wife Janani's (Radhika Narayan) disappearance is revealed, which haunts him during this investigation. The plot further dwells into Shivaji's inner struggle to deal with the past and the present and solve the case.And a twist waits for the viewer in the end. The story is heavily inspired by Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express (2017).


  • Ramesh Aravind as Shivaji Surathkal
  • Radhika Narayan as Janani
  • Aarohi Narayan as Dr.Anjali
  • Avinash as Rajiv Ravi, home minister
  • Raaghu Raamanakoppa as Govindu
  • Ramesh Pandit as S P Raheem
  • Vinay Gowda as Roshan Ravi
  • Rohith Bhanuprakash as Preetam Shetty
  • Amita Ranganath as Soukya Ajjampura
  • Namratha Surendranath as Smitha Shetty
  • P O Satish Chandra as Vidhyasagar
  • Lakshmi Anand as Eureka Lobo
  • K Pradeep as Valerian Lobo aka Bhata
  • Kiran Kotta as Driver Anwar
  • Nishant Gudihalli as SI Rudresh
  • Dhanush Raj as Bro
  • Surya Vasishta as Somjith Gupta
  • Mana Adhvik as SI Rakesh
  • Sukanya Girish as Jessica Lobo
  • Ram Manjjonaath as Ram a Rajeev Ravi PA
  • Vidhya Murthy as Janani's Mother


Shivaji Surathkal - The Case of Ranagiri Rahasya
Soundtrack album by
StudioAnjandri Cine Combines
GenreFeature film soundtrack
ProducerJudah Sandhy
Judah Sandhy chronology
ABCD: American Born Confused Desi
Shivaji Surathkal - The Case of Ranagiri Rahasya
1."Usire"Jayant KaikiniVijay Prakash3:38
2."Yaaro Nee Yaaro"Akash SrivatsaSanjith Hegde, Judah Sandhy3:10
3."Aparichita"Jayant KaikiniShreya Sundar Iyer3:00
4."Saavira"Guru panchanbettuAbhijith Y R3:30
Total length:13:19


Critical Reception

The New Indian Express gave the film a rating of 3.5 out of 5, saying "Ramesh Aravind sheds his regular image, and this transformation was possible only because of the director and writer’s imagination, and the actor’s versatility." Baradwaj Rangan of Film Companion South titled his review as despite an interesting premise, [the film is] an underwhelming murder mystery.

Box Office

The movie was reported to have collected ₹2 crores in the first week of its run.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2021 2nd Chandanavana Film Critics Academy Awards Best Screenplay Akash Srivatasa

Best Actor Ramesh Aravind Nominated
Best Editing Srikanth
Akash Srivatsa
Best VFx Nominated
2021 10th South Indian International Movie Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Anvita Sagar Nominated
Best Actor in a Negative Role Ramesh Pandit Nominated
Best Debut Producer Anjandri Cine Combines Won
Best Female Playback Singer Shreya Sundar Iyer Nominated


On September 10 2021, on the occasion of Ramesh Aravind's birthday director Akash Srivatsa announce movie sequel titled as Shivaji Surathkal 2: The Mysterious Case of Mayavi. director revealed that titular character seen in three different sheds.