RAM GOPAL VARMA

  • I had a failed marriage; It was not because of my wonderful wife: RGV 23 hours 0 minutes ago

    Chennai: Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma says the story of upcoming Telugu romantic-drama '365 Days', a peek at the story of a couple post nuptials, is not based on his own marriage. "It's the story of most couples nowadays. It's not based on my marriage. I penned the screenplay keeping in...
  • Mammooty is a junior artiste compared to his son Dulquer: Ram Gopal Varma criticises the veteran actor on Twitter 2 days ago

    Thiruvananthapuram: Bollywood director Ram Gopal Varma has waded into controversy again by stating that the three time national award winning Malayalam actor Mammootty was a 'junior artiste' compared to his son Dulquer Salmaan. After watching the latest Mani Ratnam film 'O Kadhal Kanmani', Varma tweeted "Mammooty's son will make Kerala...
  • World Cup Semi-final: Ram Gopal Varma 'sooooo happyyy' about India's defeat, admits he hates cricket March 26, 2015

    There are many who are disappointed with India's performance in the World Cup semifinal match today. But filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who has often got into trouble for his controversial tweets, has publicly stated his hatred for cricket. Australia comprehensively overwhelmed India to oust the defending champions and enter the...
  • Ram Gopal Varma returns to the romance genre with new Telugu flick '365 Days' February 16, 2015

    Chennai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, popular for his gangster and horror films, is making a comeback to the romance genre with upcoming Telugu drama "365 Days" after over a decade. RGV's last known popular romantic film was "Prema Katha", which even won the prestigious Nandi award in 1999. "This project marks Ramu...
  • Now, Ram Gopal Verma 'appreciates' Karan Johar for AIB Knockout February 4, 2015

    Mumbai: After the controversial AIB Roast video was taken down from video sharing website YouTube, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has sent out a message of appreciation to his fellow filmmaker Karan Johar for taking part in the show. "The AIB show is final proof that India has finally come of age...
  • Ram Gopal Varma changed definition of filmmaking: Kay Kay Menon January 26, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Kay Kay Menon, who worked with Ram Gopal Varma in "Sarkar", says the filmmaker gave a new definition to filmmaking with movies like "Satya" and "Rangeela". "With 'Satya', 'Rangeela' and 'Sarkar' he changed the definition of filmmaking," Kay Kay told IANS. "Our industry went into coma after watching these films....
  • Amitabh Bachchan still desires to do many things December 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says the editing of a film has changed a lot over the years and back in the old days, entering or getting even close to an editing room involved "a fine" or feeding "the staff" or leaving before getting "beaten up". "Actually now being in the company...
  • 'I' will make more money than 'Lingaa'; that's why Shankar is bigger than Rajinikanth, says filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma December 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is all impressed with upcoming Tamil romantic-thriller 'I' and said the film's director Shankar is bigger than superstar Rajinikanth and former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa. The much-awaited trailer of Shankar's 'I', starring Vikram and Amy Jackson in the lead, has been released last week. "After...
  • Case filed against Ram Gopal Varma for 'poking fun at Hindu god Ganesha' September 6, 2014

    A criminal complaint has been filed against film maker Ram Gopal Varma in a Magistrate's court here alleging that he had hurt religious sentiments of people by poking fun at Lord Ganesh with his Twitter comments. The Andheri Magistrate has posted the complaint for hearing on September 30 when he...
  • Ram Gopal Varma opens up about the controversial tweets: It's my nature to express exactly what I feel September 1, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, who was embroiled in controversy for his objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh recently, believes in freedom of expression. He says expressing what he feels in a manner he likes, is the way he enjoys being. Varma was Sunday booked under four sections of the Indian Penal...
  • Social activists file case against Ram Gopal Varma following his objectionable tweets on Hindu god Ganesh August 31, 2014

    Pune: Political and social activists Saturday filed police complaints against Bollywood filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma for his series of objectionable tweets on Lord Ganesh, officials said. Sumit Khambekar, chief of the Mumbai unit of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, and social activist Shahzaad Poonawala filed separate complaints against Varma in police stations...
  • Sena to protest against Ram Gopal Varma over his Ganesh Chaturthi tweets August 30, 2014

    Mumbai: The Shiv sena is likely to hold a protest against Director Ram Gopal Varma in Mumbai on Saturday after he sparked off a controversy with a string of tweets on Ganesh Chaturthi. Varma had questioned the basis of celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi. The two tweets said, "Did Lord Ganesha have a...
  • Emraan Hashmi the con man, Randeep Hooda the kidnapper, Aamir Khan the pickpocket: Is Bollywood setting a wrong precedent by glorifying criminals? August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: He walks with a swagger, he often breaks into a jig. Dressed in colourful gaudy clothes, you often find this lout in Bollywood films. He might be selling tickets for "black" outside popular film theatres, or riding the autorickshaw on the roads of "Bambai". He might break somebody's...
  • Ram Gopal Varma to auction his next film to distributors, buyers July 30, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has decided to auction his upcoming yetuntitled Telugu action thriller as he aims to revolutionise the existing model of film distribution that treats cinema as a commercial product. Varma confirmed the news via his Facebook page Wednesday. "Yes, I and Vishnu Manchu are going to auction...
  • 'I love Rajinikant's boobs and don't understand why he wants to enhance them through 3D': RGV's tweet sparks anger May 20, 2014

    Ram Gopal Varma is never too far away from controversy, is he? From controversial films to controversial statements, the filmmaker is mostly in new for wrong reasons. Varma, who is been maintaining a low profile of late, irked fans of superstar Rajinikanth recently thanks to a tweet. Varma tweeted, "My prob...
  • 'Revolver Rani' actor Zakir Hussain to work with Amitabh Bachchan in a new TV show April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Actor Zakir Hussain, who plays a politician in the recently released film 'Revolver Rani', is gearing up to work with Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan in a new TV show. The actor will have a prominent role in the fictional show which will be directed by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who...
  • 'Rowdy' RGV's best since 'Sarkar': Vishnu Manchu March 30, 2014

    Chennai: Actor Vishnu Manchu, who has teamed up with Ram Gopal Varma for the forthcoming Telugu action-drama "Rowdy", says it will be the filmmaker's best movie since the 2005 release "Sarkar". Vishnu also feels that the film will a befitting reply to critics, who have been complaining about poor quality of...
  • We've integrated the cycle chase theme from 'Shiva' into the main theme of 'Rowdy': Ram Gopal Varma March 29, 2014

    Chennai: The background score of upcoming Telugu action-drama 'Rowdy' will be dedicated to maestro Illayaraja, says director Ram Gopal Varma, who has been a fan of the composer's tunes for several years. Illayaraja worked with RGV on his cinematic debut 'Shiva'. "As a huge fan of this legendary musician, my main interest...
  • Ram Gopal Varma's Telugu directorial 'Rowdy' gets its release date March 19, 2014

    Chennai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's forthcoming Telugu directorial "Rowdy", which was earlier slated to release March 28, will now hit the theatres worldwide April 4. "'Rowdy' will open in several multiplex and single theatres this summer on April 4," read a statement from the film's production house A.V. Pictures. The film features...
  • Working with Ram Gopal Varma a dream come true for Shanvi February 15, 2014

    Chennai: Shanvi Srivastav, who will be seen in an important role in Ram Gopal Varma's upcoming Telugu political drama 'Reddy Garu Poyaru', says it was her dream to work with the ace filmmaker. "To work with him is a dream come true for any actor, not just for me. He chose...
  • 'Satya 2' review: The film has no resemblance to 'Satya' November 8, 2013

    Cast: Puneet Singh Ratn, Anaika Soti, Aradhna Gupta Director: Ram Gopal Varma Cinema has the power to shock you, but Ram Gopal Varma takes that quite literally in 'Satya 2'. In one particularly gruesome scene, a burkhaclad woman wielding an electric drill directs the weapon towards a rapist's crotch, and blood splatters...
  • 'Satya 2' Tweet Review: First day, first show November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Satya', which was released in 1998, changed Ram Gopal Varma's fate in the Hindi film industry. His talent came to the forefront with full force with a film that dared to showcase the gloomy world of crime in a new light. It was one of those rare films...
  • Satya 2: Will it show the Mumbai underworld in a new light? November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A week after the heroism of superhero Krrish on the big screen, gear up to experience the chills and thrills of underworld drama with Ram Gopal Varma's 'Satya 2', which hits screens this Friday. The film was originally scheduled to release on October 25, but it was delayed due...
  • RGV condemns antitobacco ads, questions logic behind it November 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Ram Gopal Varma has never been one to zip his lips on controversial matters. Now antismoking and antitobacco campaigns shown prior to films' screenings in theatres have caught his interest and the filmmaker questions the logic behind them. "People want to forget problems for two hours when they come to...
  • RGV: Comparisons between 'Satya', 'Satya 2' are inevitable November 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's 'Satya 2', touted to be his last underworldbased movie, is set for Friday release and he confesses that he can't escape the film's comparison with 'Satya', one of his best works. "Comparisons are inevitable, you can't escape comparisons. But once the audience enters the theatre and...
  • Radikaa Sarathkumar returns to Telugu films after a decade October 29, 2013

    Chennai: Actress Radikaa Sarathkumar, known for her memorable performances in Telugu films such as 'Swati Mutyam' and 'Swati Kiranam', is returning to the industry after a decade with romanticdrama 'Undile Manchi Kaalam Mundu Munduna' (UMKMM). Radikaa's last Telugu outing was Ram Gopal Varmadirected 'Prema Katha' (1999), which earned her the Nandi...
  • Ram Gopal Varma watches pirated version of 'Waar', apologises on Twitter October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma recently praised Pakistani movie 'Waar', but confessed that he saw it on pirated DVD. "For those asking how I got to see 'Waar', I must confess and apologize that I saw pirated (DVD) as I was unable to resist after hearing about it from many...