Rathavara (2015)

Year: 2015
Directed by: Chandrashekhar Bandiyappa
Starring: Srimurali, Rachita Ram, Ravi Shankar, Chikkanna, Sadhu Kokila, Charan Raj

Manikanta (Ravi Shankar) is a criminal who has big ambitions of becoming the Chief Minister. His right hand man is Ratha (Srimurali). As long as Ratha is around, no one dares to go against Manikanta because they will be finished off quickly by Ratha who is devoted to Manikanta. Ratha has been with Manikantha since childhood and treats him like his God.

Rachita Ram is a college student who loves to read books. She has been desperate to find a particular book and sees Ratha walking with it in college. This becomes a reason for her to follow him and she soon falls in love with him without knowing his other life. She keeps dreaming of how Ratha will one day come to her and tell her he loves her and this leads to many embarrassing situations for her.

A swamiji tells Manikanta that he has to see the face of a dead transgender person if his wish to become CM has to come true. Mani therefore orders Ratha to bring him a dead transgender. When Ratha with his friend Chikkanna try to steal the dead body from a funeral they are attacked by the leader of the transgender community in the area. This leads to Ratha becoming friends with a transgender and understanding their lives. Certain other circumstances also make him question the life he has been leading and he decides to change his life. But will Manikanta let him change?