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Ram Gopal Varma Rann(ing) for his life

By: By Raymond Ronamai
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Ram Gopal Varma is perhaps the most controversial and talked-about filmmaker in India. All his films, be it in Hindi or in regional languages, keep hitting the headlines for one reason or the other. Whatever may be, he is known for daring to walk the untreaded paths. But the big question is the uncertainty of his works.

Yes, his films are as unpredictable as his concept (script). He has many films under his belt as a producer and director, but unfortunately, he has more flops than hits. That's what the statistics of his career during the last few years says.

His films like Nishabd, Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, Darling and Go, which were released in 2007, were in the news for many reasons but they failed terribly at the box office. His 2008 releases Sarkar Raj and Phoonk - The Black Magic Story were hits but Contract was a flop. 2009 too was a bad year for Ramu, as both his releases Agyaat and Adavi (Telugu) flopped.

So, is this daring filmmaker Rann(ing) for his life? Sort of. Now, all eyes are on him again, as his much-talked-about film Rann featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Sudeep, Gul Panag and Neetu Chandra, releases today. It has been in the news for its anti-media message and the controversy that its story idea has been taken from writer Sonal Mehta. But the good news is that the film has got good reviews from all quarters.

Will Rann give Ram Gopal Varma a reason to rest? Only time can tell this!

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