Raghava lives in Lucknow with his son Arjun and is the head cook in a Brahmin’s catering unit. He leads a peaceful existence, wanting the best for his son. All seems to go well until some skeletons come tumbling out of his closet and he is forced to take on his original avatar.
Production of the film began with the working title D53. Producers of the sandalwood movies Hebbuli and Ondalla Eradalla, Umapathy Films announced that they would collaborate with Darshan under the direction of Tharun Kishore Sudhir, in whose debut movie Chowka, Darshan had made a special appearance in 2017. Principal photography began on 6 May 2019 in Bengaluru. The first theme poster was released by the production house on 6 November 2018, while the title of the movie was announced as “Roberrt” on 25 December 2018 on Christmas. The poster saw Darshan as the incarnation of Hanuman with Rama on his shoulder. The second theme poster of the movie was released on 5 June 2019 on the eve of the Ramzan festival.