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Ramu: ''Normal, civilized, nice family people bore me to death.''

June 18, 2008 6:37:04 PM IST
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After Bachchan starrer SARKAR RAJ, everyone's attention is keyed up on Ram Gopal Verma's next directorial outing CONTRACT. And the exciting part about CONTRACT which has grabbed many eyeballs is Ramu's return to his forte (genre of cinema) 'Underworld'.

Though his die-hard fans are eagerly waiting for CONTRACT but at the same time they are wondering why again a gangster film after giving films like SATYA and COMPANY on the similar lines.

But the intelligent director has a prudent answer to it.

"First of all I don't really understand what a gangster film means. Films are primarily made on character conflicts and the issues it deals with. The background just gives it a dimension. For example the story of COMPANY could have been set in a Corporate set-up with the outcome of conflicts just coming to individual beings fired from their jobs instead of being literally fired upon.

The underworld background just gives it a sharp edge to make it more hard-hitting. Having said that, I must also confess that normal, civilized, nice family people bore me to death.

Now coming back to my reason for making another so-called underworld film is that in 1998 when SATYA released according to police statistics there were 108 shootouts related to the underworld and in 2006 there were just 5! It does not mean the underworld as we knew is almost finished. It has just meta-morphed into something much more dangerous, and in some instances it has become a conduit for terrorist networks.

If SATYA gave you inside view of the underworld, COMPANY an overview, CONTRACT moves to the next level where underworld meets terrorism," Says Ramu.

CONTRACT is set to arrive on 18th July.


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