Watch The First 7 Minutes Of Ram Gopal Varma's THE ATTACKS OF 26/11 Here!
The last few years of RGV's career have been very rocky for the once-great auteur. He's been grasping for the kind of critical and box office success of his early gangster epics like Company for quite a while now. Unfortunately, his last few features have been complete, unmitigated disasters. His last feature, May's Department, was so awful and such a flop that the word was that funding for the 11/26 project had evaporated. However, thankfully it looks like that wasn't entirely the case.
RGV's experimental nature has been a source of great excitement and consternation among the Indian film crowd. His film Dongala Mutha was shot in 4.5 days and went concept to big screen in 28 days back in 2011. He learned to love shooting on DSLRs during that film, and it unfortunately bled over into his bigger budget work with Department. The latter film featured big Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjay Dutt, but looked and felt like a student film, which really disappointed a lot of people. There are no big names in The Attacks of 26/11 yet, but I do see one of India's finest character actors, Nana Patekar in the early footage, so that makes me hopeful.
Overall, the look of this eight minutes has me hopeful. The Attacks of 26/11 looks like an actual film and not an experiment, so let's hope RGV can spread that out over an entire film. Wikipedia says the film is due out in December, but that seems unlikely at the current moment. I'm actually looking forward to a Ram Gopal Varma film rather than dreading it. Huzzah!
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