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Ram Gopal Varma / Feature Narrative / India / 2010 / 140 min / Color / 35 mm / In Hindi / English, Arabic subtitles / Qatar Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

Synopsis

This film tackles the many conspiracy theories swirling around the 2005 murder of Paritala Ravi, the ruthless, powerful Indian politician who started as a communist like his father but soon joined the populist Telugu Desam Party. Director Ram Gopal Varma shot this in three Indian languages - Hindi, Telugu and Tamil - to reach the widest audience possible, calling his work "the ultimate statement on the oft-heard disastrous consequences of… caste, crime, family feuds and politics." With a visceral, heavily-researched script pieced together from interviews, police reports and eyewitness testimony, this epic is the latest work from Varma, aka RGV, the writer-director behind some of India's greatest crime thrillers, including the "Indian Gangster Trilogy," which included the Mumbai underworld masterpieces "Satya" and "Company" - both cited by U.K. director Danny Boyle for helping to inspire "Slumdog Millionaire."

About the Director

Ram Gopal Verma
Better known as RGV, Verma is among the most versatile director-writer-producers working in the Indian cinema today, creating everything from hard-boiled crime thrillers to Bollywood musicals. A cinephile who started his own video rental service and hung around film sets before breaking into the business, RGV struck it big with the "Indian Gangster Trilogy."

Credits

Director
Ram Gopal Varma
Screenwriter
Prashant Pandey
Producer
Madhu Mantena, Sheetal Vinod Talwar, Chinna Vasudeva Reddy, Rajkumar
Editor
Nipun Gupta
Music
Dharam Sandeep
Cinematographer
Amol Rathod
Cast
Vivek Oberoi, Surya, Priyamani, Shatrughan Sinha, Radhika Apte, Kota Srinivasan Rao, Tanikella Bharani, Ashish Vidhyarthi, Zarina Wahab

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