Ram Gopal Varma has once again churned controversy with his upcoming film, 'Murder', the story based on a caste killing that took place in Telangana's Miryalguda town in the year 2018.
Sharing the first poster of the film on Sunday, Ram Gopal Varma took to twitter and said, "This is going to be a heart wrenching story based on the Amrutha and Maruthi Rao saga of the DANGERS of a father LOVING a daughter too much...launching the poster of a SAD FATHER's film on HAPPY FATHERS' DAY #MURDERlove."
He shared the poster which says that it's a 'family oriented film' based on a 'true story'. The characters shown on the poster, are based on Amrutha and Maruthi Rao in real life. Maruthi Rao was accused of hiring henchmen to kill Amrutha's husband Pranay, a dalit man.
However, that did not stop RGV from calling the murder one caused by a father's love for his daughter.
"Ironically itâs too much love of a father which caused the violent tragedy in Amrutha and Maruthi Raoâs Story ..Nobody should wish such a SAD FATHERâS DAY," he said.
He also went on to say the father's possessiveness and daughter's arrogant defiance was behind the incident.
This is going to be a heart wrenching story based on the Amrutha and Maruthi Rao saga of the DANGERS of a father LOVING a daughter too much ..Launching the poster of a SAD FATHERâS film on HAPPY FATHERâS DAY #MURDERlove pic.twitter.com/t5Lwdz3zGZâ Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) June 21, 2020
The non chemistrial chemistry between the Reel life and Real life Amrutha,Maruthi Rao MURDER saga aptly comes out in this picture where his obsessive possessiveness and her arrogant defiance both come out of OVERDRAWN LOVE #MURDERlove @drksi13 â¦@AvanchaSahithiâ© pic.twitter.com/jN2nHDEAONâ Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) June 21, 2020
Following the tweet, RGV has received severe backlash from Twitteratis.
One user Sripad, commented on the poster recalling the incident that "Pranay Perumalla Kumar, a Dalit was hacked to death in broad day light by the killer sent by his wife Amrutha's father Maruthi Rao and uncle Shravan Kumar. This caste atrocity is now celebrated as a father-daughter 'loving' relationship."
Pranay Perumalla Kumar, a Dalit was hacked to death in broad daylight by the killer sent by his wife Amruthaâs father Maruthi Rao and uncle Shravan Kumar. This caste atrocity is now celebrated as a father-daughter âlovingâ Arelationship. https://t.co/9zAHN1konTâ shripad à°¶à±à°°à±à°ªà°¦à± (@shripad__) June 21, 2020
Another user, Sahil commented, "It was a caste murder. Not a misunderstood story of a father who loved his daughter too much?"
It was a caste murder. Not a misunderstood story of a father who loved his daughter too much. https://t.co/QChTOFDocMâ Sahil (@sngsahil) June 21, 2020
Film critic Sankeertana Varma said, "It wasn't love, it's caste pride. It's not a tragedy, it's a premeditated murder in cold blood. You are choosing to erase Pranay from the picture. And you are associating Amritha with her father, even after she publicly severed her ties with him. Chi".
"What the hell. . . Maruthi Rao loved his caste and reputation. Because of him, his daughter's child is fatherless and her own future is destroyed," commented another user.
What the hell...â (@ewwucastesystem) June 21, 2020
Maruthi Rao loved his caste and reputation..
Because of him ,his daughter's child is fatherless and her own future is destroyed.... https://t.co/E1p0bmQTYc
As TNM reported earlier, Pranay was hacked to death in September, 2018, for marrying an upper caste woman, Amrutha, who's from the Vyshya community. Maruthi Rao is Amrutha's father, and according to police, he had plotted the murder and executed it through a contract killing.