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RGV is synonymous to will power

Thursday, March 01, 2007
It is a well-known fact that Mahesh Bhatt has an obsession for making movies on women and sex. But very few are aware that Bhatt alone can lay claim to the title as there's someone else who too has a similar obsession.

The person who we are referring to has to his credit films like Bhoot, Vaastu Shastra, Rangeela, Jungle, Raat, Sarkar, D, Company, Ab Tak Chappan and the soon-to-be released Nishabd and Ram Gopal Verma Ke Sholay. Well, we are sure that you have now come to know whom we are talking about.

Believe it or not, even Ram Gopal Verma, fondly referred to as Ramu by the industry folks, to has an obsession with power. All his films ranging from Rangeela to Nishabd revolve around some kind of power play. In Company, Satya and D it was the power of the gangsters the films revolved around, while in Ab Tak... it was the power of the police and in Vaastu Shastra he focused on supernatural powers. Again in Nishabd it is the will power of an unconventional couple to blossom their love and in his Sholay it is the power of the villain Gabbar.

In some manner or the other, Ramu has strived to depict powers in relationships and the society. He may have received great criticisms for doing so, but he has never backed out. Many of his films may have flopped consecutively, but he has always announced the next venture with the same enthusiasm as any other. Both his latest movies, Nishabd and RGV ke Sholay have been entangled in legal problem, but his dedication towards these films has remained the same.

It is Ramu's will power to do what he believes in is what helps him a lot. When asked why his films work even without having any experience, Ramu replied, "Some things can be done only without experience." This truly depicts his will power venturing into newer areas without much experience.
What is even more interesting is that few who have received inspiration from him have failed miserably. The movie Risk was highly inspired by many RGV movies. Ramu is the kind of person who can carry on with his own ideas and obsessions better than any one else.

According to Mayank Shekhar, "Ram Gopal Verma's movies always revolve extra-ordinary people and situations. All his central characters are larger than life. He seems to have an obsession with all extra-ordinary things." As commonly believed, Martin Scorsese may have inspired Ramu, but he himself is not common. With unconventional movies like Nishabd and Ram Gopal Verma Ki Sholay, lined up for release, don't we truly have a valid point?

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