Ram Gopal Verma, the eternal experimenter in Indian cinema, is trying something new.
I am starting a Telugu film called “Dhongala Mutha” (A Gang of Thieves) with stars like Ravi Teja, Chaarmi, Brahmanandam, Laxmi Manchu, Prakash Raj etc, from February 9th. The unique thing about this film of mine is that this 2 hour long feature film will be completed in just 5 days start to finish, with a crew of just 5 people including me
We have seen such experiments in Malayalam where movies were completed in a few days like Mohanlal’s Bhagwan and Director Jayaraj’s Adbutham. All those movies were terrible. So what is RGV’s point?
My primary intention of doing this film is to establish a fact of how it is possible to use present day Digital Technology to make a Theatrical film in just 5 days and with just a 5 member crew and that too at zero cost.
The technology I am adapting for this film is going to once for all prove that it’s not Crores of rupees that one needs to make a film but it’s just a story which excites all concerned and a passionate desire in all concerned to see that the film gets made and gets released[I am making a film in 5 days with a crew of just 5 people including me]
There are two points here. Now a days you can make a movie cheaply. Now except for the 10 superstar movies, 90% of Malayalam movies are made cheaply. But still they flop. So what matters is the story and he is right about it. It does not matter if you are spending crores or lakhs. You need a story. For example, you can spend crores and make Khandahar. Ha. Ha.
No one is going to see a movie because it was made in 5 days or with 5 people. People will go to see the movie if it is good. So RGV’s excercise is more for the producers than the viewers. Or if the story is so good why can’t RGV make a proper movie taking normal amount of time? Or is he trying to minimize the damage?