In those delightfully candid musings approximately his existence and his cinema, Rgv unearths the guy at the back of pioneering Telugu and Hindi movies comparable to Shiva, Rangeela, Satya, Sarkar, Bhoot and corporate. Discussing a variety of matters, from the affects and situations that drew him to movies to his cinematic options, his winning and unsuccessful motion pictures, his Bollywood idols, his family with the media and the controversies dogging him, weapons & Thighs is as a lot approximately Rgv's lifestyles and philosophy of existence as approximately his movies and the Indian movie global. often, he pulls no punches, no matter if he is speaking approximately videos, ladies or the media. even if it involves his personal movies, he embraces his disasters as a lot his successes and dissects them with infrequent honesty and humility. Refreshingly contrarian and politically wrong, this e-book discloses a standpoint as vibrant and bigger than lifestyles as Indian motion pictures. it's not for Rgv fanatics on my own yet for all these obsessed with cinema and the folk linked to it.
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If the typical guy is attracted to realizing who slept with whom and who slapped whom, the media will offer the data, and we movie folks will provide it to the media. i believe it’s a good looking threesome. i need to sum up this bankruptcy via taking the road from corporation which top describes either humans within the movie and the media, ‘Yeh bas hamare dhande ki jaat hai. ’ bankruptcy 32 The ‘Inbetweenists’ WHAT I’VE discovered through the years is which are those who do and those that don’t are looking to do, however the majority of the folks can’t make a decision what to do. I name them the inbetweenists, simply because they're neither profitable of their person achievements nor are they disasters who've at the least attempted to turn into winning. they've got such very transparent evaluations on what I can be doing and what I shouldn't be doing, but if I ask them what they’re doing themselves, they cross clean. additionally they have an opinion on every thing that’s taking place on the planet, and shield their opinion with probably unshakeable conviction. This breed of individuals you can even meet within the reviews element of my weblog. those inbetweenists are the type of those that discuss why the US should still or wouldn't have long past to conflict with Iraq, why a definite cricket participant shouldn't have hit a definite ball, why a movie shouldn't have been made in a definite manner, and so forth. the superb factor in regards to the inbetweenists is they can leap to a diametrically contrary place so very quickly, looking on the end result of an act. for example, I take note sitting with a few vendors who have been approximately to unlock the remake of a superhit Marathi movie, Maherchi Sadi, known as Saajan Ka Ghar in Hindi. They have been describing a scene within the unique movie the place this man is tied a rakhee through his step-sister, who everyone within the relations thinks is undesirable success for them. Later, he meets with an coincidence and loses his hand. while every person begins blaming her for the tragedy, the man increases the hand with the rakhee and says it’s the rakhee which kept one hand at the least. The vendors ecstatically advised me that this one scene used to be sufficient to make the money registers ring around the kingdom. The movie bombed, and some days later i used to be with an identical staff the place a few man was once telling them they have to were mad to take a position in a movie which had scenes as stupidly melodramatic because the rakhee scene. they maintain quiet as they can no longer argue with the truth that the movie had failed. a number of days later, I overheard a similar team ripping aside the filmmaker for placing such stupidly melodramatic scenes within the movie. one other example is while first-time director Shankar used to be creating a movie known as Gentleman, which was once according to the topic of capitation cost. the full south wrote it off earlier than the discharge, asserting that capitation cost used to be too constrained a subject matter to be made right into a advertisement movie. whilst the movie broke all field place of work documents, an identical humans acknowledged that capitation rate used to be a subject matter of common curiosity. Now the Hindi rights have been bought and the movie was once made, starring Chiranjeevi and directed through Mahesh Bhatt.