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08-24-2011, 11:28 AM #1
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Shabri [Details]Cast & Crew
August 26, 2011
Action / Crime / Drama
Ram Gopal Varma
Executive Producer / Co-Producer
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Director Lalit Marathe is a relieved and happy man as his film Shabri produced by Ram Gopal Varma which went into production five years ago will finally be releasing on August 26, after a long wait.
Shabri, a story about the first female crime lord in Mumbai, had been completed long back but couldn't see light of the day for over four years. The first cut of the film was ready in 2006 and the film was supposed to release around the same time as Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag in 2007. After Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag flopped, Shabri got stuck.
Lalit who has also been a writer of movies like Bhoot, Swades and Sarkar started an online campaign on facebook in September 2009 to make RGV release Shabri. But all his efforts fell on deaf ears. However now, RGV has finally decided to release the film.
Shabri stars Eesha Koppikhar, debutant Raj Arjun, Zakir Hussain and Pradeep Rawat. The film is about a woman named Shabri, played by Eesha who runs a flour mill to make ends meet and how she becomes a gangster following a chain of events that changes her life. The film is shot in real locations across Mumbai and takes a peep into the matka gambling dens and the everyday lives of those living on the edge.
The film will be released by Reliance Pictures and its trailer will feature along with Singham, which releases today.
After a hiatus, Ram Gopal Varma would be back into the business of making films with a vengeance. He would soon be flagging off multiple films in the year 2011 where he won't necessarily be coming behind the camera as a director.
"That's true, I can't sit quite for long. I have to start new productions now", confirms Ramu whose last production without him as a director was ill fated Go (2007). On the other hand, his other production Shabri is stuck in the cans for years.
There was a time when Ram Gopal Varma was busy giving breaks to number of first time directors. They could have ranged from spot boys to assistant directors to writers but anyone with promise who caught fancy of Ramu had a good enough opportunity to get a film for himself.
"However, the results weren't always favourable", comments an industry veteran, "Look at the line up of such films with first time directors. Except for Shimit Amin (Ab Tak Chappan), Sriram Raghavan (Ek Hasina Thi) and to some extent Chandan Arora (Main Madhuri Dixit Banana Chahti Hoon) and E. Niwas (Shool), none of the others managed to make any niche for themselves."
His argument does make sense. After all, post their debut films, the makers of Pyaar Tuyne Kya Kiya, Road, Gayab, My Wife's Murder, James, Mr Ya Miss and Go have hardly made much mark in Bollywood over the decade gone by.
"Ramu went back to directing each of his last few productions, whether Rakht Charitra, Agyaat, Sarkar Raj, Sarkar, Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, Nishabd or Shiva in the interim period", adds the veteran.
However, as things stand today, Ramu is pretty gung ho about making films with other directors and is all set to announce his plans. When asked to comment on the concrete timelines, Ramu commented, "It is a little too early to divulge the whole plan. Announcement around the new line up would be made soon. Just wait a little."
We hope the wait is indeed worth it, Ramu.
August 26, 2011