Ram Gopal Varma has courted many controversies, and one of them is that he glorifies violence, and in the case of his film, ‘Veerappan’, he is being blamed for making a hero out of the notorious smuggler and kidnapper. But, RGV is the king of controversies, which are more interesting than his films sometimes.
“When I made Satya, people said I glorified violence, but all I said was youngsters who took up guns died a miserable death. True violence is when people whistle and clap when hero bashes up goons and kills the villain,” remarked RGV in an interview.
“Veerappan was a reality. He demanded 1200 police personnel exclusively stationed for him and was extremely menacing. He did all this without any political or other support with just a few men and 303 rifles. How did he do that – is the question the film answers,” said RGV.
According to the initial reviews, the film is good docu-drama with its thrilling movements, and blood chilling violence. However, it could have been more dramatic for a feature film. The cast Sandeep Bhardwaj as Veerappan, Usha Jadhav as his better half, Sachin Joshi and lisa Ray did commendably well. The film is a good watch if you are the kind who likes bio-pics and follow Karnataka and Tamil Nadu political affairs closely.