Ram Gopal Varma Movies and Career Information

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Apr 07, 1962
Actor, Director, Producer and Writer
Ram Gopal Varma also known as RGV is an Indian film director, screenwriter and producer, known for his works in Bollywood and Telugu cinema. Varma has directed, written and produced films across multiple genres — psychological thrillers, crime films, road movies, horror films, fictional films, experimental films, musical films, parallel cinema, and docudrama. Two of his films Siva, and Satya were show cased among CNN-IBN's list of hundred best Indian films of all time. In 2005, Indiatimes Movies included Satya in its list of 25 Must See Bollywood Movies. The film marked the introduction of a new genre of film making, a variation of film noir that has been called Mumbai noir, of which Varma is the acknowledged master. Varma is also known as the master of Horror films in India. In 2004, He was featured in the BBC World series Bollywood Bosses. He directed path breaking film's like Siva and Kshana Kshanam for which he has garnered Nandi Awards for Best Direction. In 1993, he scripted Tamil, thriller Thiruda Thiruda, premièred at Toronto International Film Festival. In 1999, He has garnered the National Film Award for scripting, political drama, Shool - "For unveiling the complete collapse of the socio-political system. A very effective portrayal of the determined fight of a single citizen in the centre of a facade of democracy", as cited by the Jury. In the same year He directed Prema Katha for which he received his third Nandi Award for Best Director. He garnered three Filmfare Awards, five Andhra Pradesh state Nandi Awards, and five Bollywood Movie Awards. In 2010, He received critical acclaim at the International film festival of Fribourg, Switzerland, where in, a retrospective of Mumbai noir, was staged by film critic, Edward Waintrop.

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