Ram Gopal Varma is eagerly awaiting the release of his upcoming film Khatra (Dangerous), as well as his production company Dhahanam. The director explained how The Kashmir Files could revolutionise the face of filmmaking in an exclusive discussion with a portal.
When asked about the stupendous success of RRR and The Kashmir Files, RGV said, “RRR is not a gamechanger and according to me, I don’t think it can bring about a change. It is a film that is produced on a lavish scale. And RRR is a kind of film that comes once in four or five years. To mount a film on such a scale, you need a director with a great track record – someone like Rajamouli.”
“Whereas, if you consider The Kashmir Files, it is a real gamechanger. It gives filmmakers the much-needed confidence. That is, if you make a film on a budget of Rs 10 crore, and it spins over Rs 250 crore, look at the performance level. This is what The Kashmir Files did. Obviously, RRR and The Kashmir Files are minting money. But, it is easy to make The Kashmir Files, but not RRR. Not every would have Rs 500 crore as a budget. But, producers would surely have Rs 10 crore as budget,” he explained.
Ram Charan and Jr NTR star in RRR, a fictional war film based on the life of Telugu liberation warriors Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem. The film, directed by SS Rajamouli, opened in theatres on March 25 and is already on its way to a worldwide box office total of Rs 1000 crore.
The Kashmir Files, directed by Vivek Agnihotri, is a film about the evacuation of Kashmir experts during the 1990 Kashmir uprising. Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, and Darshan Kumar play significant parts in the film.