Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma, with three big losers within a couple of months -RAM GOPAL VARMA KI AAG, DARLING and GO - is paying a heavy price with the erosion of his brand. In fact, even before the hat trick of flops, one has to go almost two years back to find his last hit, SARKAR. And the journey to SARKAR is littered with more flops.
An eclectic filmmaker, Ramu has made films exactly the way he has desired till now, but his success ratio has never been so abysmal. The non-flattering way in which he is being referred to by the film industry, and even by his former proteges, must surely be hurting Ramu badly.
However, a section of the trade feels that the sequel to his last hit, SARKAR, titled SARKAR RAAJ, is a movie to watch out for. Many believe that SARKAR RAAJ is likely to be the project that will resuscitate BRAND RGV.
Featuring the Bachchan trio of Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya, the movie earlier planned for a December 2007 release, has now been postponed to the first quarter of 2008.