is taking Telugu film industry by storm. The superb cinematography,
editing and just about every department of filmmaking has excelled
in making this horror flick a cinematic and box-office success. In
fact, Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) has set some very high standards for a
very quality-conscious industry like Telugu film industry.
Having made movies in all genres from romantic entertainers like
Rangeela (which was a trend setters of the nineties) to gangster
movies like Company, it is not surprising that he has now made
Phoonk. Since, by his own confession, RGV is out of touch of the
pulse of Telugu film audiences, he gave the direction of
Raksha to debutant director Vamsi Krishna Akella.
RGV is now making a film on the media and another on the life of
sandalwood smuggler Veerappan. Another movie based on the factional
politics (based on the life of Paritala Ravi) in the state is also
in the discussion stage. The script work is in progress and the
film is set to start shooting in 2009. The director and star cast
are yet to be finalized.