No its not about the famous English band. Its about Ram Gopal Verma, the southern movie maker turned debutant’s aspiration in Bollywood ! Ramu has had his tastes varying all the time. Time and again his variety in film direction, productions and film-making creativity has touched vivid horizons making him a complete king in his regime of filmdom in the current field of cinema. An amazing facet about Ramu is the never ending inhibitions for creative movie making. Whether hits or flops Ramu has had it going all the time after his first big time Hindi success “Rangeela” through which he launched the girl who was a quizzer on a science show aired on DoorDarshan. Yea, I am talking about the sex kitten Urmila Matondkar. Man! did she have a great mentor in the form of Ramu who totally carved a niche for her.
Ramu has launched several magnificent actors after that, so much to say all new aspirants who want to make their successful launch in Bollywood turn to him for blessings. Surely he has turned the fate of such debutants to those of glamour dolls. The successful launches include the remarkable roles of Chakravarty in “Satya”, Vivek Oberoi in “Company”, Randeep Hooda in “D”. All of these have earned their fame as the bad boys of Bollywood by doing their first film which targeted the underworld. Ramu has a Midas touch which has made the opportunities golden for these ‘dudes’. And now we are not far away from another bad boy making his entry in Ramu’s new venture in the form of “James”. The sleek trailers of the movie make the actor seem like a hunk! ( might also give Hrithik a run for his money ). The many different varieties seen in his movies right from Rangeela to Mast, from Road to Naach, from Satya to Sarkar Ramu’s films have been a launch pad for small time and big actors alike, as I would like to mention the acting of Abhishek Bachhan in “Sarkar”. Even some of the movies have only been produced by his production house called “Factory Productions”, have been directed by those who also are making a directorial debut. “Road” saw the full time launch of svelte siren “Antara Mali” who shot to fame as a yet another glamour doll after Urmila along with the noticeable dance number of Koena Mitra who later got her fame as an “item” girl.
The thing about Ramu which is admirable and lovable as most about the movie goers would have noticed is his style of cinema making which has evolved more and more in the years gone by. His movies have touched all the epitomes of categories be it action, romance, political satires, underworld related, horror etc which diversify him as a versatile showman as place him in a different group of movie makers which is way beyond formula film making ones. The mix of vivid essences and flavors of commercial cinema is a thing ha will be remembered for ! His new evolving style of song-less movies is what anybody would reach out for in this current trend of mindless songs plotted nowhere near the storyline. I have watched many of his films like Rangeela, Mast, Daud, Road, Satya, Kaun, Ek Hasina Thi, Darna Mana Hai, Bhoot, Company, Gayab, Naina, Sarkar and I would say that though some films have been utter flops I wouldn’t mind to watch his way of experimenting with different kinds of stories and his bunch of new comers coz I am always in for ambitious personas over the routine seekers. I am really impressed with his style of movie making and am looking forward for his further projects. Currently awaiting the much hyped movie “James” which is bound to hit the theatres bloody soon….. and has been portraying another college girl turned bimbette in the form of Nisha Kothari who was noticed in a small role in Sarkar.
Cant say much about her acting prowess since that role was more of a guest appearance but does tend to heat up the screen to scorching Fahrenheits the same way Urmila and Antara did when they reigned the big screen. Will it be a feather to add in his cap or will it go down the drain? Will the debutants rise to fame?. Keeping my fingers crossed for that….