Today is birthday for the maverick filmmaker who saved Bollywood from melodramatic, cliché wedding films and boring love stories! In fact, Ramu doesn't celebrate his birthdays as he believes that the thought of getting older and going nearer to death scares him.
Ramu himself calls the day 'Death Day'. Years before, the Company director published an insightful article in his blog named 'Happy Death Day' in which he, with appropriate logic, argued about the pointlessness of celebrating birth days.
Even though Shiva was Ramu's first tryst with Bollywood, it was Rangeela that made him a well known name in Hindi film industry. A path breaking musical, Rangeela, still stands out as a rare gem of Bollywood. The songs composed by A R Rahman were trend setters that re defined the countenance of Bollywood music.
Ramu's gritty, film-noir flick Satya paved a new path for hard hitting films in Bollywood and the artists the film presented are the ones who played great roles in bringing a terrific change to Bollywood cinema in terms of content and form. Anurag Kashyap, Manoj Bajpai, Urmila Matondkar, Sandeep Chowtha, Salim Sulaiman are some of the talented artists Ramu either introduced or popularized in Bollywood.
Continute Reading Ramu's Opinions On His Birthday Through Sliders
The Intense Fear That Results B'day Celebrations
"The obsession for birthdays most primarily comes from an intense fear of an individual that his or her existence might not matter to anybody else. So at least on that one particular day if an X number of people greet, it will make you feel like a star at least for that day and then you can wait like a nobody for another year to go by to become a star for yet another one day," wrote Ramu earlier in the blog.
The Best B'day Greeting Ramu Ever Received
Hey Ramu ***, tere zindagi ka ek aur saal khatam. Marte Raho!" is the best message Ram Gopal Varma ever received, as he revealed it in his blog.
Greeting For Birthdays Are Ugly Reminders
"I consider a greeting for my birthday as a truly ugly reminder that I am getting that much older and that much more nearer to death and consequently I have that much less time to do whatever I want to do."
I Would Rather Celebrate The Days I Conned A Producer
"If at all anyone needs to celebrate, they and their near ones should celebrate their achievements and not that they are born. I would rather someone close to me celebrate the day I conned a producer to give me a break than a day that I just happened to be born the way millions of people, animals and insects get born every day."
A Funny 'Post Script' From Ramu
Satya director wrote in his blog- "Now that I have confessed why I fear "Happy Birthday" greetings I think I have given enough fodder to all you haters of mine out there to come out with the nastiest greetings of all kinds on my next birthday and you all should celebrate this moment. Ha Ha!"