No we are not as shallow and jobless as Star News that we run a whole one hour show or in our case write a whole article based on a couple of celeb tweets. But yes there are some tweets which you really cannot ignore. Have a look at this one yourself;
All you want to do after reading such stuff is ROFL. Apart from ROFL, we also want RGV to know what we actually feel about him. Thus, we enclose this letter
Dear Ram Gopal Varma,
We would like to start this off by mentioning two things that we feel after we read this tweet.
First, get your facts right- Goodfellas wasn’t made in the 70s. It is a Martin Scorsese 1990 film.
Second, what the fuck do you think of yourself? In no doubts is Satya one of the greatest films made anywhere around the world, but you yourself bragging about it shows that you have either become a pompous pimp or an insecure bastard. We say, you have become both.
Anyways, Satya owes its brilliance equally to the Anurag Kashyap – Saurabh Shukla screenplay and the gritty scores and songs by Vishal Bharadwaj and Sandeep Chowta as it owes to your great direction (which by the way is a thing of the past).
If we were in the first half of the last decade now, we would not dream of writing this letter to you. Then were your golden days, days when you definitely had an eye for true talent. Be it launching the great southern Mohanlal (multiple national award winning actor), be it giving Vivek Oberoi what he truly deserved, be it working with Anurag Kashap and Vishal Bharadwaj or be it giving Urmila Matondkar some films she could be proud of, you did have an eye for talent, no doubt.
In 1995, Rangeela gave you the perfect entrance to Bollywood. Three years later, you gave Bollywood one of its best ever films, Satya. Easily your best work too, this film showcased the underbellies of Mumbai and portrayed the gangster life too brilliantly. You must be really proud of your gangster trilogy (Satya, Company,and D), so are we.
What fucked you up then? Your films were doing well in the box office too. Clearly, you became the symbol of gangster films; probably that was what you did not like. You wanted to be versatile ha? Versatility if natural can make one a Leonardo da Vinci, and if forced, it can go as bad as a Himesh Reshammiya!
You drifted from your usual gangster, neo-noir stuff, and ventured into different genres with Jungle, Mast , but the real disaster came when you did a horror flick with Urmila Matondkar and quite simply, called it Bhoot.
Bhoot might have given you some commercial success, but it took away the cult status you had then. What followed was a series of forgettable films and some unforgettably bad films(probably tumpar Bhoot savaar hua tha). I would not waste time and space describing their badness, as they are pretty much 'self-explanatory'. When the wife makes bad sambar, husband says, ‘ew this sambar is Shiva’
This phase in your filmography can be best described as Naach, Shiva, Darna Zaroori Hai, Nishabd, Contract, Darling…aah need to stop, head is spinning. This was the time when you believed Randeep Hooda was your answer to Al Pacino and Priyanka or Nisha or whatever Kothari was the next Angelina Jolie!
While your shot at bringing Mario Puzo’s novel onto the dynamics of Bombay politics with Sarkar was brilliant, you followed it up with a pathetic sequel in Sarkar Raj.
And hey! Should we even talk about Phoonk, Phoonk 2 and Agyaat? We know this letter is to bang you bad, but we are human too and we want to save you further embarrassment. Are we still missing out on something? OMG! We forgot to mention your greatest achievement ever, Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag. With this one film you put Indian cinema right onto the global map and Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag made history by featuring in IMDb’s Bottom 100 at a “prestigious” #12! It is still there!!
You ought to understand this RGV; we would not have cared to give you this space on our blog, if we thought you were a bad filmmaker. We won't write anything to Sajid Khan even if he makes 100 Housefulls and Heyy Babyys. But for you we give this space because we feel you have it in you to be a part of the wonderful revolution Indian Cinema is seeing right now.
After making Satya if you are not mentioned at all in the top Indian directors whilst actively making films, it is a big shame for you. We understand the insecurity and frustration which you might experience everyday seeing Indian cinema and your protégés (Kashyap, Shimit Amin,etc) do so well.But you have all the resources to make a great film, so where is that correct script? It will take more than a predictable Rann to change this disastrous run to a dream one. Also clinging on to Amitabh Bachchan and making him do long monologues would not help if your script is not well built. Picking fights with Karan Johar is not going to help at all, he’s making a hell lot of money to have the time to bother about you.
You need yourself Ramu. You need that passion which you in your schooldays had. When you bunked classes in engineering school and saw a dozen films a week, that passion. You are too big to make weird tweets like that which celebrate yourself without context. You make a good film, we and thousand others will tweet about your greatness. You need to come out of these complexities which failure has gifted you over the years. Best of luck with that Ramu, Get well soon!
PS: We really think and hope, you are making your comeback with the two parts of Rakta Charitra and we will concede it to you that you are right about the inception part!