RGV plans Telugu film on YSR in AP

Hyderabad: Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is set to make a political potboiler in Telugu with the "unprecedented political developments" in the aftermath of former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy`s sudden death in September 2009 as the theme.

"The unprecedented political developments in Andhra Pradesh as well as the many scandals that came to light, and the intense war between television news channels, have inspired me immensely. I have decided to make a feature film exposing these happenings through a fictitious story," Varma said in an e-mail today. `Reddy Garu Poyaru` (Reddy is Dead) would be the title of the fim, he added.

The script of the proposed film was under preparation and shooting would commence next year after completion of his current venture `Department`, Varma said. "I was never interested in politics but I always had a tremendous urge to study the psychology of political leaders. A small stone when thrown into still water will cause ripples but the same stone when thrown into political waters will cause a tsunami," the Telugu-Hindi filmmaker observed.

Elaborating on the story, the 49-year-old producer- director said a struggle for political existence begins with the death of a tall leader. "The leader`s own men will seek to use his death as an investment for their political existence, while those on the other side will try to use the opportunity to regain their existence. As a whole, the film will expose the bizarre political game that is played in the aftermath of the tall leader`s death," Varma added.