Why is Ram Gopal Varma making ‘Satya 2’?

Mon, August 13, 2012 2:56pm IST by
Why is Ram Gopal Varma making ‘Satya 2’?

The maverick filmmaker doesn’t seem to have learned his lesson after the…err….blockbuster flop that was his take on the cult film Sholay

Ram Gopal Varma shot to fame as a director of repute after his gangster film Satya hit the big screens about 15 years ago. Post that, he made and produced many films that earned him a loyal following. His protégés Anurag Kashyap (co-writer of Satya) and Jaideep Sahni (writer of Company) moved out of his camp and gradually found their own space in Bollywood. It seems that RGV lost the plot soon after, and his Factory started churning out gimmicky films. His Sholay remake – Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag – caused a lot of damage to his image, but he is apparently unaffected by brickbats.

We recently heard that he is making the sequel of his cult film Satya and we were praying that it wouldn’t happen, considering his track record. But alas, ’tis indeed gonna roll, sooner or later. John Abraham is producing Satya 2, we are told, and this one begin after Ramu has finished shooting 26/11. In a recent interview RGV said, “This is a completely different story, with completely different characters, in fact, there won’t even be a reference to the first Satya in any which way.” The Manoj Bajpayee-JD Chakravarthy-starrer is still considered to be his best film, and we hope he doesn’t ruin the sequel with his rogue camera antics.

Dear Bollywoodlifer, would you watch Ramu’s retake on his classic, Satya?

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  • ankur singh

    RGV is legend…i love him…he is a creative and stylish director thats why some of his movie fails at box office
    and a director should be creative not typist and only profit maker like karan johar and other..RGV IS BEST.
    waiting for 26/11,SATYA 2 AND SARKAR 3

  • Alaa

    i have been in the publishing bnisuess for a while now, on the other side of the journalism fence though. indian publishing bnisuess is characterised by a phenomenon which distinguishes it from the rest of the world. it is completely driven on the model of advertising revenue subsidising the cover price. for this to work, there have to be sufficient numbers in terms of readership for advertisers to get interested in reaching that audience. (hence the focus groups and market research, which obviously the journalists dont think is sensible enough)’quality’ publications like gentleman find it difficult to straddle this divide. their cover price is not high enough to cover the production and the content cost and their circulation is not high enough to attract advertisers. which is why they are usually short run. there is another magazine in the same cateogry, called Mans World. i do not want this to peter out into a debate of whether mans world is good or not, but it does work in the same segment as Gentleman. they have managed to keep themselves afloat and are running quite smoothly right now.so is it possible to launch and sustain a magazine like gentleman, most definitely. it takes a bit of an imagination on the bnisuess end of such ventures for it to work. which more often than not is found lacking or in some cases vehemently opposed by the journalists. taali bajne ke liye do haath lagte hain

  • Anon

    Going by the initial story line of Satya2, it seem to me remake of Mahesh Babu starrer Business Man. Business man is a mad movie and its success is some thing no one can explain and if that is what is Satya 2, it can’t be anything but another dud from RGV.