Ram Gopal Varma

Actor, Director, Writer, Producer, Executive producer, Dialogue writer

Born: Hyderabad , Andhra Pradesh

BIOGRAPHY

Ram Gopal Varma is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, known for his works in Telugu cinema, Bollywood, and television. Influenced by Russian-American playwright Ayn Rand, and European authors Friedrich Nietzsche, James Hadley Chase and Frederick Forsyth, Varma directed films across multiple genres, including parallel cinema and docudrama noted for their gritty realism, technical finesse, and craft. Varma has garnered the National Film Award for scripting the political crime drama, Shool (1999). In 2004, He was featured in the BBC World series Bollywood Bosses. In 2006, Grady Hendrix of Film Comment, published by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York City cited Varma as "Bombay’s Most Successful Maverick" for his works on experimental films. Varma is regarded as the fountain head of new age Indian cinema. Varma is known for presenting the Indian Political Trilogy, and the Indian Gangster Trilogy, film critic Rajeev Masand has labeled the series as one of the "most influential movies of Hindi cinema. The first installment of the trilogy, Satya, was also listed in CNN-IBN's 100 greatest Indian films of all time. Varma is known for avant-garde works such as the alternate history, Rakta Charitra (2010), the dramatized re-enactment of 2008 Mumbai attacks in The Attacks of 26/11 (2013), a horror fiction, Ice Cream shot with Flowcam Technology (2014), a slasher film, Anukshanam (2014), Killing Veerappan (2016), a documentary drama, and Vangaveeti (2016) a biographical "based on true events". Starting his career as a civil engineer, he made an entry into Telugu cinema, with the path-breaking crime thriller, Siva (1989) screened at the 13th International Film Festival of India, and has garnered Varma, the state Nandi Awards for Best direction, Best first film of a director, and the Filmfare Award for Best Film – Telugu. Siva explores the concepts of student exploitation by anti-social behavior and the impact of crowd psychology. Subsequently, the film was included in CNN-IBN's list of 100 greatest Indian films of all time. Varma then experimented with the Neo-noir, Kshana Kshanam (1991) screened at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the sleeper hit won him another Nandi Award for Best Direction, and the Nandi Award for Best Screenplay Writer. The 1993 political drama, Gaayam received six state Nandi Awards. In 1999, He directed Prema Katha for which he received his third Nandi Award for Best Director.

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