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How well do you know RGV?

June 28, 2005 18:14 IST
Ever wondered what the source for Ram Gopal Varma's terrific filmi knowledge is?

Watching scores of movies, of course.

And he didn't even have to go to a theatre for his daily dose of films.

Yes, Ramu, the prolific filmmaker, was once the owner of a video library!

Take this quiz and find out how well you know the maverick director.

1. Who played the villain in Ramu's first film Shiva?
a. J D Chakravarathi
b. Nagarjuna
c. Raghuvaran

2. Which actor, who also featured in the film, wrote the script of Satya?
a. Manoj Bajpai
b. Saurabh Shukla
c. Makrand Deshpande

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is B.
Did you know? Ramu debuted in films with little or no training. Though his name appears as assistant director in two S S Creations productions -- Raogarillu and Collector Gari Abbai, both Telugu films -- he did not do much in them.

One of the directors Ramu admires is Shekhar Kapur.

Correct!
Did you know? Ramu debuted in films with little or no training. Though his name appears as assistant director in two S S Creations productions -- Raogarillu and Collector Gari Abbai, both Telugu films -- he did not do much in them.

One of the directors Ramu admires is Shekhar Kapur.

3. In Rangeela, Gulshan Grover loves to ape a certain Hollywood director. Name him.
a. Tim Burton
b. James Cameron
c. Steven Spielberg

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? As a child, Ramu was obsessed with movies. But his parents wanted him to be an engineer. He enrolled in Siddhardha Engineering College, Vijayawada.

He would watch about 10 films a week. He would watch films repeatedly only to see certain scenes. In an interview, Ramu once said every good film was like a text book, and he learnt direction by watching films.

Ramu turned director at the age of 28.

Correct!
Did you know? As a child, Ramu was obsessed with movies. But his parents wanted him to be an engineer. He enrolled in Siddhardha Engineering College, Vijayawada.

He would watch about 10 films a week. He would watch films repeatedly only to see certain scenes. In an interview, Ramu once said every good film was like a text book, and he learnt direction by watching films.

Ramu turned director at the age of 28.

4. On whom was the role of Inspector Srinivasan (played by Mohanlal) based on in Company?
a. Shiv Kumar
b. Daya Nayak
c. Dhanushkodi Sivanandan

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? The story of Company was loosely based on the rivalry between real-life dons Dawood Ibrahim and his protege Chhota Rajan.

In the film, Vivek Oberoi, making his debut, wears makeup that makes his complexion several shades darker.

Correct!
Did you know? The story of Company was loosely based on the rivalry between real-life dons Dawood Ibrahim and his protege Chhota Rajan.

In the film, Vivek Oberoi, making his debut, wears makeup that makes his complexion several shades darker.

5. On whom was the character Durga Narayan Chaudhary (played by Sushant Singh) based on in Jungle?
a. Veerappan
b. Doray Swami
c. Dawood Ibrahim

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Did you know? Made on the sandalwood smuggler, this film released before Veerappan kidnapped Kannada superstar Dr Rajakumar.

The film, starring Urmila Matondkar and Fardeen Khan, relaunched Fardeen after his poor debut in Prem Aggan, directed by dad Feroz Khan.

Correct!
Did you know? Made on the sandalwood smuggler, this film released before Veerappan kidnapped Kannada superstar Dr Rajakumar.

The film, starring Urmila Matondkar and Fardeen Khan, relaunched Fardeen after his poor debut in Prem Aggan, directed by dad Feroz Khan.

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Compiled by Patcy N
Image: Uday Kuckian