Shakalaka Shankar Imitating RGV They Can’t Stop Laughing:
Ram Gopal Varma is an Indian film director, screenwriter, casting director and producer, known for his works in Telugu cinema and Bollywood. He directed film’s across multiple genres, including parallel cinema and docudrama noted for their gritty realism, technical finesse, and craft.In 1999, he has garnered the National Film Award for scripting, political drama, Shool – “For unveiling the complete collapse of the socio-political system. A very effective portrayal of the determined fight of a single citizen in the centre of a facade of democracy”, as cited by the Jury. In 2004, He was featured in the BBC World series Bollywood Bosses.
In 2006, Grady Hendrix of Film Comment, published by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York City cited Varma as “Bombay’s Most Successful Maverick” for his works on experimental films. Varma is regarded as the fountain head of new age Indian cinema. Varma’s recent avant-garde works include hits such as the alternate history, Rakta Charitra (2010), the dramatized re-enactment of 2008 Mumbai attacks in The Attacks of 26/11 (2013), a horror fiction, Ice Cream shot with Flowcam Technology (2014), a slasher film, Anukshanam (2014), and Killing Veerappan (2016), a documentary drama, and Veerappan (2016) a biographical “based on true events”.