Let's just be honest, Ram Gopal Varma is not everyone's cup of tea. He is not custom-made for the cutesy, family-friendly, feel-good vibe of Bollywood. His films are straightforward, raw, and gritty. It is quite evident that RGV has never fit in in the B-town but his films have stood out. We can give him the credit for introducing some genres to Hindi cinema.
He did something, Bollywood was hardly doing in his time - EXPERIMENT. No wonder, there are failed experiments but he has also given movies that have not dated like many other superhits of the 90s. Thus, he has now become an institution, in the Desi language, a 'Gharana' of filmmaking, Let's take a tour of his films and try to understand.
Rangeela: The 1995 movie had SURPRISED the audience then. The hero is speaking in an accent, the lower-middle class are behaving exactly like how they behave in reality, a woman taking the charge of her life - this was so not 90s cinema. In short, Rangeela can be made today and will still be as significant as it was then.
Kaun: The 1999 film remains the best psychological thriller of Bollywood to date. Enough said.
Satya: The film introduced us to Manoj Bajpeyee and gave an iconic name Bhiku Mathre. Released in 1998, Satya can be called the first gangster movie made in Bollywood. However, RVG went on to make more movies in this genre and some of them have better plot and execution. Satya still remains remarkable.
Company: Yet another Gangster movie by RGV. The company starring Ajay Devgn and Vivek Oberoi was a vivid presentation of gang wars of Mumbai. It follows the changing equation between the notorious Dawood Ibrahim and Chota Rajan. A must-watch film for moviebuffs.
Bhoot: RGV tried his hands on the horror genre and gave the only Bollywood 'horror' film that justifies its genre. Just an example of how ghosts don't need a 'sunsaan haveli' to scare the audience. They just need smart camera angles and a script.
Sarkar: Desi God Father with an amazing Amitabh Bacchan, brooding Abhishek Bachchan, and the nailbiting climax. The film has the best background score ever. The 'Govinda Govinda' song can bring zombies back to life.
Thrilling plot, killing climax, and colorful attitude - RVG is all about unpredictability. His stories are dark and 'Rangeela' at the same time. These are our pick of SIX BEST movies by Ram Gopal Varma. Share your favorite Ram Gopal Varma film with us.