Rated as one of the most prolific and hard hitting film makers in the modern Indian cinema, Ramgopal Varma has been responsible for coming up with some of the most thought provoking and disturbing movies lately which explored the genres of the underworld and the arena of ghosts and black magic.
Hit or not, each film of his has given life to one actor at least who have now come up with some strong profiles, thanks to the tag of Ramgopal Varma find. One such actor whose whole life changed from a series of disasters is none other than Jagapati Babu who was roped in by Ramu for the film 'Gaayam'.
Now, there is news that Ramu has decided to go for a sequel to that movie but this time he would not be wielding the megaphone. The person to be doing that would be Praveen who is supposed to be a protégé of Puri Jagannath. Ramu will stand as the producer and it remains to be seen if this will also have Jaggu in it or not.
Kotha Bangaru Lokam Copied Scenes
Director Shankar, Rajnikanth , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, cinematographer Ratnavelu and a crew comprising of 40 people left for the US last Friday to shoot for the magnum opus Yanthram (Enthiram) (formerly titled Robot).
The crew is scheduled to start shooting two songs composed by A R Rahman in undisclosed "beautiful locations in America" on September 8.
The last time Shankar and Rajnikanth came together was in Sivaji and it was Rahman who composed the songs for the same.
Producers Ayngaran International Films Pvt Ltd and Eros International have also released the schedule for Enthiram.
The crew details list R Ratnavelu as cameraman, Sabu Cyril as art director, editing by Antony, choreography by Raju Sundaram and costume design by Manish Malhotra. Mary E Vogt, the costume designer of Men in Black, Batman returns and Inspector Gadget is designing the futuristic outfits.
Stan Winston Studio (USA) who has worked in Hollywood biggies such as Predator, Jurassic Park, Pearl Harbor, Iron man, Terminator and I-Robot will do the animatronics while Yuen Woo Ping (of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Matrix and Kill Bill fame) is in charge of the stunts.
Handling the visual effects (VFX) are Hollywood companies like ILM, Tippet, Cafe EFX as well as Hong Kong companies like Centro and Menfond.
Actor Ravi Teja is well known as a mass hero. But before his debut in the film industry as a hero, he worked as an assistant director under Ram Gopal Varma. Now, it is reported that Ravi Teja is going to direct a film of Ram Gopal Varma.
Paritala Ravi who was a well known factionist and a TDP leader was brutally murdered in public 5 years ago. His wife Sunitha was much inclined to produce a film with her husband’s life story as the script. But due to some unknown reason she could not succeed in doing so and so she handed over the idea and thoughts to Ram Gopal Varma. Now Ram Gopal Varma is ready with the subject and has asked Ravi Teja to direct this film.
Ravi Teja has accepted this offer and will be directing this film in March 2009. Mohan Babu is going to produce this film and will support the film in all aspects. Ram Gopal Varma will lend some thoughts and can produce this film under his banner.