SMS to Ram Gopal Varma

Ram Gopal Varma’s last release Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag has been ripped apart by the critics. The movie has been treated with such terrible criticism that the maker would probably have gone into depression. But surprisingly Ram Gopal Varma claims he is enjoying the Backlash.

“The messages have been pretty vocal and direct about their dislike for what my work. I’ve been called names and treated to the nastiest comments. But I’ve enjoyed the backlash, far more than people enjoyed the movie.”

And RGV claims the below message has completely shook him.

“Hi Sir. To call you Aag a piece of junk would be demeaning junk. What happened to the
colors of Rangeela and the grit of your Satya? No clear story, meaningless script, obsession with dark lighting, very weak screenplay and songs that are too high pitched and outdated. You were in some sort of hurry while shooting. Fast editing, nonsensical expressions, no romance, horrifying background music and choreography, cinematography is horrid, bad clothes, bad hoardings, bad amateurish dialogues, bad characterizations with no emotional graph for the characters. Outdated action, emotionless scenes, no comedy, no colour. You should sit and watch your film alone. No freshness, carelessness in creativity? You’ve become over-confident and losing touch with reality. You’re handing over creative work to the wrong people. You’re impulsively doing ten films at a time and not focusing on one project. You’ve enjoyed the shooting without caring about what the outcome would be. You’re busy giving stupid interviews. What have you done in the past seven years except a couple of notable films?”

“The above message shook me completely. It made me realize it’s time for me to do some serious re-thinking about my career.” Says RGV

Whoever sent the SMS is spot on. RGV your are great director. You just need to concentrate more on the movie making process. With a little time and devotion towards your projects, you could well go on to be one of the greatest directors in the Indian Film Industry.

Partial Source: India Fm



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