Vangaveeti tracks the life of a Vijayawada leader 'Ranga', whose murder sparked political turmoil in Andhra.

Watch Official trailer of Ram Gopal Varmas Vangaveeti based on Vijayawada gang warsFile photo: PTI
news Entertainment Friday, December 23, 2016 - 11:47

The trailer for one of the most anticipated Telugu films of this year, is out. Director Ram Gopal Verma on Friday released the latest official trailer of 'Vangaveeti' on YouTube.

RGV had announced earlier this year that 'Vangaveeti', on the evolution of hooliganism in the 1980s in Vijayawada, will be his last film in Telugu.

According to him, the story starts with the killing of Chalasani Venkatarathnam in the 1970s.

Ranga, a leader of Congress party and belonging to the Kapu community, was murdered in 1988 when he was on hunger strike, sparking unprecedented violence in Vijayawada and other parts of Krishna district as well as neighbouring districts. 

More than 40 people were killed and property worth over Rs 100 crore was damaged.

The violence abated after then Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao made his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) legislator Devineni 'Nehru' Rajasekhar surrender. Then Home Minister Kodela Sivaprasada Rao also had to resign.

Ranga's followers earlier suspected that RGV has portrayed their leader in a bad light. They had also raised objections to using his surname for the film.

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Watch the trailer here.


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