Kadapa trailer: Ram Gopal Varma is back with a tale of bone-chilling violence. Watch it here
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Kadapa trailer: Ram Gopal Varma is back with a tale of bone-chilling violence. Watch it here

On Friday, Ram Gopal Varma unveiled the trailer of the web series called Kadapa and, needless to say, it is as bone chilling as it gets.

regional movies Updated: Dec 15, 2017 12:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Kadapa is based on the history of violence in Kadapa district in the Rayalseema region of Andhra Pradesh.

This is what Ram Gopal Varma does best -- tell us a story of gore and violence, in all honesty. The Sarkar director is back with a new web series in Telugu on the gory inheritance of Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, infamous for its killings fields.

On Friday, he unveiled the trailer of the web series and needless to say, it is as bone chilling as it gets. As the scenes unfold, one looks at it in horror as violence takes so many avatars -- the kinds of murder that take place will shock you. Stabbing, hacking, clubbing a man to death and explosions will make you sick. As the semi arid, almost barren, landscape of Rayalseema region (where Kadapa is located) unfolds, we are made aware of the area’s crime-filled history.

Issuing a statement on why he chose a subject such as this, Ram Gopal Varma wrote on Facebook: “My only objective of entering into the digital world is to be able to tell a story which I otherwise would have never been allowed to tell on a film screen. My second product on this platform after my Hindi Web series on the Mumbai Mafia called Guns and Thighs will be the first ever original Telugu web Series made for an international audience titled Kadapa.

The title is derived as a summation of what a region stands for in its blood thirstiness a synonym of how violent power affects the internal politics of ambition, ego, greed and one upmanship. The story of the entire series of Kadapa is something I have gathered over many years ever since I first researched Raktacharitra with my extensive interactions with ex factionists to their victims’s, their relatives and so on.

Some might feel that I have dealt with this subject matter in my earlier film RaktaCharitra but nothing could be further from the truth. That’s because in that film, I barely scratched the surface of the truth of the Rayala Seema’s hardcoreness due to my inconclusive knowledge at that time and also due to various restrictions and threats , but here in this web series I decided to tell it the way it is without any fear and complete honesty.

This series is as much intended for the international audience in terms of wherever violent power has been used to suppress any form of rebelliousness. Everybody needs to know the history of an interesting and overbearing region and I strongly believe this series will document those very important times in the most naked way possible for those who did not witness it first hand.

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First Published: Dec 15, 2017 12:37 IST