Ace director-screenwriter-producer Ram Gopal Varma, who got popular
through his extremely hard hitting films, recently lashed out at
the current generation of music directors, including the great A R
RGV has done movies involving psychological thrillers,
underworld gang conflict, politician-criminal nexus and even
musicals, exploded against musicians accusing them of burying the
music in the Southern part of India.
The maverick moviemaker was responding to actor Rana"s remark
about Ilayaraja"s expressive music in the film Chinarayudu.
According to a leading website, Ram Gopal Varma said that people
like A. R. Rahman, Mani Sharma, Keeravani, and Devi Sri Prasad had
collectively killed music in the films.
Ironically, it was RGV who introduced Rahman to Bollywood and
gave him a scope to score music for the superhit Rangeela. He also
added that with the exception of Ilayaraja, all these music
directors had put stress on sound and not music.