Monday, September 10, 2007
Ram Gopal Varma.
You know, when people talk about over hyped directors, RGV comes to my mind, first. Yes! he was good once upon a time. He was so promising with Udayam (shiva), Kshana Kshanam, Antam, Drohi, and showed signs of his old in Satya, Company and Kaun. He wrote the story for Thiruda Thiruda, many people didn't like it, but I loved it. All was good until the stupid Rangeela came about. After that pathetic movie that ran on Rahman's music and Urmila's thighs RGV fell apart. His nonsense movies began with Rangeela and then we got Daud, Mast, Jungle, Bhoot, Naach, Shiva, Darna Zaroori hai, Nishabd, Aag, and Darling. A director who has given so many bad movies shouldn't be called great anymore.
What I hated most was his self-professed style of writing the script and dialog while shooting was in progress and doing the P. Vasu thing of making 3 movies at a time and generally smelling his fart too much. It was as if he was so full of himself. Even Sarkar, which was his tribute to Godfather fell far (far far) short of Nayagan, if you factor in time, technology and audience maturity. And he is removing whatever good taste Sarkar left in our mouths with Sarkar-2. Critics of Manirathnam should just start following RGV for a while and get a perspective on how to rate Mani over time.
Infact Amithabh/RGV combination is sort of made-for-each-other. Its an explosive combination of overhype, past-the-sell-by-date, over-exposure and nonsense. Outside of death, if anything can stop Amithabh from acting its RGV induced exit.