Vangaveeti to be Ram Gopal Varma’s last film in Telugu

  • IANS, Chennai
  • Updated: Feb 11, 2016 14:50 IST
Ram Gopal Varma says that despite growing up in Hyderabad, he was aware of all that was happening in Vijaywada and that he had seen the evolution of rowdyism in that city. (IANS)

Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has said that his upcoming Telugu crime drama Vangaveeti on the evolution of rowdyism in the 1980s in Vijayawada, will be his last film in Telugu.

“The story of Vangaveeti is so gripping and true; I don’t think I can find a better story to make another film in Telugu. I want my Telugu film career to end on a high and hence, I’ve decided that Vangaveeti will be my last film,” RGV said in a statement.

The story will revolve around the rise of rowdyism in Vijayawada, starting with the killing of Chalasani Venkatarathnam by Vangaveeti Radha, and how everything ended with the death of Vangaveeti Ranga.

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Most of the story will be based on events RGV experienced and witnessed while growing up in Vijayawada.

“I may have grown up in Hyderabad, but everything in my life is based on experiences in Vijayawada. I’ve had the privilege of seeing the evolution of rowdyism in Vijayawada as a student. This is why nobody else knows about rowdyism in Vijayawada than me,” he said.

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The film will feature characters inspired from Vangaveeti and Devineni family, besides several other politicians like Rajeev Gandhi, Dasari Narayana Rao and NT Rama Rao, former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh.

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