RAMGOPAL VARMA

  • 'The Attacks of 26/11' review: RGV sets a one-dimensional, jingoistic and almost hysterical tone March 1, 2013

    Cast: Nana Patekar, Atul Kulkarni, Sanjeev Jaiswal, Ganesh Yadav Director: Ramgopal Varma It's not often that you go into a movie knowing exactly what to expect, but 'The Attacks of 26/11' is that rare exception. The plot and the end of this movie are no secret because the 2008 terrorist attacks on...
  • 'Bhoot Returns' Review: It's total timepass entertainment October 12, 2012

    Cast: Manisha Koirala Director: Ramgopal Varma In an interview he gave me two weeks ago, Ramgopal Varma said he thinks horror films "should never have a story". According to him, an ominous setting alone can do the trick. Thats pretty much all hes willing to offer in Bhoot Returns, his new film...
  • Masand: 'Department' is a lazy, indulgent film May 19, 2012

    Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Rana Daggubati, Amitabh Bachchan, Anjana Sukhani Director: Ramgopal Varma If there's a point to Ramgopal Varma's 'Department', I'm afraid I missed it. There's a good chance I might have been distracted by his relentlessly dizzy camera. Carrying on his fascination with the mafia, Varma looks at the dynamics and...
  • Masand: 'Shabri' doesn't rise above the ordinary August 26, 2011

    Cast: Eesha Koppikhar, Manish Wadhwan, Pradeep Rawat, Raj Arjun, Zakir Hussain Director: Lalit Marathe Another routine crime drama from the Ramgopal Varma assembly line, 'Shabri' starring Eesha Koppikar is billed as the story of Mumbai's first female don. Directed by Lalit Marathe, a protege of Varma, the film follows a familiar narrative,...
  • Anna stir takes shine off packed movie weekend? August 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Social activist Anna Hazare's anticorruption protests at New Delhi's Ramlila Maidan, that has galvanized civil society, may have taken the shine off an otherwise packed weekend with multiple bigbudget international releases hitting the cinema theatres on Friday. While filming for his 'Not A Love Story', director Ram Gopal Varma...
  • Ramu remixes Rangeela in Not A Love Story July 21, 2011

    Ramgopal Varma is remixing the title track from 'Rangeela' for his new film 'A Love Story', starring Mahie Gill. ...
  • Masand: 'Rakta Charitra' is bold and disturbing October 22, 2010

    Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Abhimanyu Singh, Shatrughan Sinha Director: Ramgopal Varma With Rakta Charitra, his first film in a planned twopart biopic of famed gangsterturnedpolitician Paritala Ravi, filmmaker Ramgopal Varma returns to solid ground. Set in the 90s in the Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh, this violent tale of betrayal and revenge stars Vivek...
  • In Pics: Sholay's sizzling stars December 20, 2006

    Bollywood's popular cult classic is back, along with the villain who mouthed some of cinema's most memorable lines. ...
  • Abhishek, Urmila pair up for Mehbooba November 8, 2006

    New Delhi: In filmmaker Ramgopal Varmas remake of the cult classic Sholay, the infamous Mehbooba song will not be forgotten. Actor Abhishek Bachchan has been roped in to perform the song along with actress Urmila Matondkar, while Amitabh Bachchan who plays the villain Gabbar Singh will be looking on and enjoying...
  • Nisha Kothari is Ramu's Basanti October 31, 2006

    Mumbai: To step into the shoes of Jaya Bhaduri who played lonesome widow Radha in the original Sholay, filmmaker Ramgopal Varma has lined up Bollywood diva Sushmita Sen. It is learnt that in Ramgopal Varma Ke Sholay, Sen will not take the name of the original character Radha. She has...