Press Trust Of India
February 25, 2012 21:09 IST
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is set
to make a Telugu political potboiler inspired by the political
developments in the aftermath of former Andhra Pradesh Chief
Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy's sudden death in September
"The unprecedented political developments in Andhra
Pradesh as well as the many scandals that came to light, and
the intense war between television news channels, have
inspired me immensely. I have decided to make a feature film
exposing these happenings through a fictitious story," Varma
said in an e-mail.
Reddy Garu Poyaru (Reddy is Dead) would be the title
of the fim, he added.
The script of the proposed film was under preparation
and shooting would commence next year after completion of his
current venture Department, Varma said.
"I was never interested in politics but I always had a
tremendous urge to study the psychology of political leaders.
A small stone when thrown into still water will cause ripples
but the same stone when thrown into political waters will
cause a tsunami," the Telugu-Hindi filmmaker observed.
Elaborating on the story, the 49-year-old producer-
director said a struggle for political existence begins with
the death of a tall leader.
"The leader's own men will seek to use his death as an
investment for their political existence, while those on the
other side will try to use the opportunity to regain their
existence. As a whole, the film will expose the bizarre
political game that is played in the aftermath of the tall
leader's death," Varma added.