[Note: This is not a review of the new RGV film, Rann. I haven't seen the film, and frankly I don't plan too.]
One thing that is apparent from the buildup to the new Ram Gopal Varma movie, Rann, is that Ram Gopal Varma hates the media.
Shocker! I know.
What makes me say that, you ask?
Well, if you haven't seen the thousands of of interviews he's given about 'hating the media', to the media then you must have seen him hold discussions with members of the cast of his movie, which was shown during prime time on the same "news" channels whose dubiousness he plans to expose. Or maybe you caught the press conference he held for journalists in which he told them how much he didn't care for them. Or maybe you are a journalist and were invited to the special screenings of his movie, which was held exclusively for journalists.
He's probably angry with the media for giving him so much coverage. I mean remember right after Rangeela and Satya the media anointed him as the master filmmaker? And then, out of nowhere, they dropped him like a hot potato after the disastrous Sholay remake [in their own opinion RGV still stands by his masterpiece.] and those nineteen hundred Antra Mali movies. They called him a failed genius!
Him. The man who has the eye of Copola, the passion of Tarnatino and the raw cinematic vision of Hitchcock.
RGV will not play their game again!
He will also not be seduced by their current efforts to band him as "The Comeback Kid".
RGV will not be fooled by the media. Because he has seen the emperor and the emperor has no clothes!
What his "enemies" in the media have forgotten is that Ram Gopal Varma is an outsider. An outlier, as our friend Malcom Gladwell would say.
That is why he only works with such small name actors like the Bachchans. And who has even heard of Paresh Rawal? The only "big star" who appears in his movies is Ritiesh Deshmukh, who, let's face it, only does Varma's movies for the friendship, as he is so busy otherwise, playing both male and female leads simultaneously!
Do you think Varma is in the business of making movies for the money?
He is the personification of you, a brave everyman underdog trying to take on the system and show the truth behind the truth!
He does not care about how much business his movies do. That's just a bonus! He probably gives away all the profits, to charity!
He's just here to change society.
And don't you ever forget that!