Ram Gopal Varma, who has been going through a terrible phase in his career for about ten years, seems to be back in his elements, with the release of his latest project – Killing Veerappan.
The film is based on the life of dreaded sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, who terrorised the people of Karnataka, and police and IAS officers for more than 20 years. Famous for his moustache, and infamous for the number of people and elephants he killed, Veerappan was as much a dreaded dacoit, as a part of India’s urban legend.
Veerappan was finally killed on October 18, 2004 after hundreds of crores were spent in his pursuit. It was alleged that he had been betrayed by one of his men, which led to his capture.
As legendary as the story is, the trailer seems to have caught the attention of the netizens of India. The film stars newcomer Sandeep Bharadwaj as Veerappan, and Kannada star Shiva Rajkumar as the officer in charge of nabbing Veerappan.
Let’s hope this film revives Ramu’s career and launches a second innings of brilliance from him!
Watch the trailer here: