Rakht Charitra (Rakht Charitra)
Wed, Oct 27, 06:00 PM, (Katara Cinema) Regular screening
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- Q&A: Filmmaker & Producers in attendance
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 Directors
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."
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- Nipun Gupta
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