Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma has released the poster and title song of his upcoming Telugu film "Vangaveeti".
Varma recently said that "Vangaveeti" could likely be his last movie in the Tollywood industry.
The film is based on the life story of slain legislator Vangaveeti Mohan Ranga Rao who is popularly referred to as 'Ranga' in Vijayawada, even 25 years after his death. He was assassinated during the NT Rama Rao regime in 1989.
Title logo of "Vangaveeti" pic.twitter.com/iJ2RTs8Sluâ€” Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) February 25, 2016
The story revolves around the incidents that the director experienced and witnessed while growing up in Vijayawada.
RGV reached Vijayawada on Friday to begin work on the movie and a large number of fans and followers of the Vangaveeti family were present at the airport to welcome him, The Indian Express reported. Varma will spend three days in Vijayawada to do research for his film and will also speak to the families of Devineni and Vangaveeti families.
The film had earlier kicked up a controversy when members of the Gandhi Global Trust (GGT) lodged a complaint with the police against the filmmaker and made a plea urging authorities to stop Varma from making the film.
"With his film Vangaveeti, he is trying to create tension once again in the city. The city is in peace and now. He should be stopped by anyways for not filming the movie," Naraharasetty Sreehari, the president of GGT told The Times of India.
RGV had earlier said, "I may have grown up in Hyderabad, but everything in my life is based on experiences in Vijayawada. I've had the privilege of seeing the evolution of rowdyism in Vijayawada as a student. This is why nobody else knows about rowdyism in Vijayawada than me."
The film is about the evolution of rowdyism in Vijayawada in 1980's, and will feature characters inspired from the Vangaveeti and Devineni family, besides several other politicians like Rajiv Gandhi, Dasari Narayana Rao and NT Rama Rao.