Varma to give crime a facelift in ‘The Business Man’By IANS
Sunday, May 16, 2010
MUMBAI - Known for his movies on underworld like “Satya”, “Company” and “D”, director Ram Gopal Varma says he will redfine crime thrillers with his trilingual film “The Business Man” that will have Tamil superstar Surya in the lead role.
“The idea is to make ‘The Business Man’ into a trilingual that is in three languages Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Unlike in the done to death rustic style of conventional gangster flicks the shooting style of ‘The Business Man’ will fall somewhere in between the slickness of ‘Company’ and the entertainment quotient of ‘Wanted’,” Varma posted on his blog http://rgvzoomin.com.
“The shooting will commence from October 2010 and the film will be released by April 2011. It will be produced by me, starring Surya and will be directed by Puri Jaganadh, the original director of ‘Wanted’ (’Pokiri’ in Telugu).”
In the film, Varma will show that underworld in the financial capital of the country has been washed out by the cops. And when everything seems to be in control, a south-based entrepreneur, who had been carefully studying and observing these developments, lands here to give crime a facelift.
“He is like so many other innumerable entrepreneurs from all over the country who land up in Mumbai with dreams of reinventing business practices which have become outdated. But this particular entrepreneur’s business was that of crime,” wrote Varma.
“He minutely studies and educates himself about both the shortcomings and achievements of every gangster that ever ruled Mumbai - ranging from Haji Mastan to Varada Bhai to Karim Lala to Dawood Ibrahim to Chhota Rajan - and then lands up in Mumbai to become its biggest gangster ever.”
“…He also believes that everyone in this world go through their lives in one way or the other only by making deals. Whether it’s between husbands and wives or parents and children… or between politicians and voters, life is nothing but about making deals,” Varma wrote.
“So as long as everyone is into some kind of business or the other, he decides that even crime should be treated and dealt with like any other business,” Varma added.