Vangaveeti is a film based on the life story of slain legislator Vangaveeti Mohan Ranga Rao who is popularly referred to as 'Ranga' in Vijayawada

Ram Gopal Verma to exit Tollywood says Vangaveeti could be his lastFacebook/Director Ram Gopal Varma
Features RGV Friday, February 12, 2016 - 09:57

After the huge success of 'Killing Veerapan', director Ram Gopal Varma on Wednesday told reporters that he will be leaving Tollywood very soon.

He also announced his upcoming release 'Vangaveeti', which could likely be his last movie in the Tollywood industry.

RGV, as the director is popularly known as, started his career with his Telugu debut 'Siva' starring Akkineni Nagarjuna in 1989. He is mostly known for his horror and thrillers films both in Tollywood and Bollywood.

Vangaveeti is a film 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.

The story revolves around the incidents that the director experienced and witnessed while growing up in Vijayawada.

"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," he told the media.

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.

 

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