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RGV back to the basics: Announces new film

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By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Friday, September 07, 2007

After Aag, Ram Gopal Varma has decided to do what he is best at. In a split-second decision (well, almost!) he has decided to make a film with only newcomers in the cast. The decision was taken earlier this week and Ramu is ready to roll by the beginning of November.

Revealing his plans the never-say-die director explains, "The film has a tongue twisting title, Dheyaya. It's a Sanskrit word for mission. I wanted an unused word to express what the film sets out to achieve. It'll be a realistic gritty dark film about the link between the underworld and various legitimate and illegitimate terrorist organizations. I want to trace the evolution of the underworld to where it stands today. The underworld started in the 1980s with smuggling then graduated to extortion and contract killings. Today the terrorist organizations are using criminal networks as conduits for their operations. That's the scenario Dhyeya will portray."

Ramu will not cast a single known face in the Dhyeya. "I want newcomers because I want the actors to not have any pre-conceived images. But in scale it will be a big-budget film.

Explains Ramu, "At the time when Satya and Company was made the underworld signified a different kind of fear. Today it's something else. I want to make it a very hard-hitting film. It will also show links between the underworld and politics and bring in international organizations like the CIA."

The film starts in November. "I'll finish Sarkar Raj at the end of October. I want to start Dhyeya immediately after. I had been toying with the idea for quite some time. Now we're seriously scripting the film."

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